The hunt is on for Wolverhampton's top sporting talent who will be recognised at an annual awards ceremony.

Wolverhampton City Sports Advisory Council is inviting people to nominate individuals, teams, clubs and leagues based in the city for an award. 

Interested parties should email with their details and the name of the award they wish to make a nomination for. The correct nomination form will then be emailed out for completion, including citation. Nomination forms must be returned by Sunday 24 September, 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a presentation evening later this year where the winners will receive their awards from the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre.

There are 10 categories, coach of the year, volunteer of the year, under 21 volunteer of the year, disabled player/athlete of the year, veteran of the year (over 60), team or club of the year, 50 years a club/team/league (for continued playing of the sport), community team/club/league of the year, and the Ted Hayward Memorial Trophy – Sportsperson/Club of the Year. There will also be Awards of Merit given out for contribution to sport within Wolverhampton.

Peter Holmes MBE, Chair of Wolverhampton City Sports Advisory Council, said: “Wolverhampton is very fortunate in having sporting and recreational clubs who contribute to the life of the city. The clubs are staffed by volunteers who without their contribution sport would not exist.

“This is an opportunity for clubs to recognise its members and nominate them for Civic recognition. I look forward, with the Mayor and Mayoress, to meeting our nominees at the awards evening.”