Nominations have opened for the first Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Open to residents or clubs, they celebrate the best clubs and individuals.

John Wood, chairman of the Active Braintree District Sports Network, said: “The awards will celebrate talent, commitment and determination in sport and physical activity within our communities.

“This could include rising and accomplished sports people or those nurturing elite sporting talent, as well as those inspiring their local community to be more active.

Categories are: Sports Personality of the Year, Young Sports Personality of the Year, Disabled Sports Personality of the Year, Unsung Hero (Volunteer), Young Community Volunteer (under-18), School or College of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Visit, call Thomas Fox on 01376 552525 or to make a nomination.

The closing date is September 19.