Posted on: Friday 22 October 2021
The first ever Pride of Torfaen Awards are now open for nominations to recognise the individuals, groups and clubs that make Torfaen a better place to live.
The first winners of these awards will be announced at a ceremony taking place at Pontypool Active Living Centre on the 20th of December at 7pm.
This year Torfaen Council has joined forces with the Torfaen Leisure Trust and Torfaen Sports Development Team to expand the established Sporting Heroes Awards and recognise wider contributions to life in the borough.
Angharad Collins, CEO of the Torfaen Leisure Trust, said: "2021 has been another extraordinary year. We want to celebrate and formally recognise the fantastic and inspirational people that are making Torfaen a better place to live.
"We all know special people, clubs and groups that make a massive contribution in our communities and this is your chance to nominate them and say thank you."
Categories for the 2021 Pride of Torfaen awards are:
Community Champion Award - recognising people who go to great lengths to raise funds for charity and those who help others in the community of Torfaen.
Innovative Sports Award - awarded to a sports club who found creative ways to keep their members engaged and active during 2021.
Inspirational Youth Award - awarded to a young adult who has inspired and achieved despite adversity.
Outstanding Contribution to Sport - awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to sport in Torfaen.
COVID-19 Response Award - recognising a local employer who adapted, diversified and went above and beyond in the Pandemic.
Inclusive Sports Award - awarded to a club or individual who has ensured that they provide an inclusive culture where all abilities are welcome.
Sports Club of the Year Award - the Club of the year would have made a significant impact on the development of their sport.
Unsung Hero Award - awarded for exceptional care in the community. Recognising individuals who make a real difference putting other people’s needs before themselves either in a professional or personal capacity.
Entrepreneur of the year/Small business of the year - recognising entrepreneurs or small businesses in Torfaen. This award will be supported by the Economy and Enterprise Team of Torfaen Council.
Lifetime Achievement Award - awarded to someone who has dedicated their time and inspired people throughout Torfaen over many years.
2021 Pride of Torfaen (Ultimate Award) - awarded to an adult who unselfishly gives their time to help others and make Torfaen a better place to live.
To nominate someone visit https://bit.ly/PrideOfTorfaen or you can request an entry form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry forms must be submitted by the 19th of November with invitations sent to successful shortlisted entries before the end of November.
The awards will be presented at Torfaen Leisure Trust’s, Pontypool Active Living Centre on the 20th of December at 7pm.