Wolverhampton Wanderers' defensive maestro Conor Coady has kicked off this year's search to find Wolverhampton's Young Citizen of the Year.

Organised by the city's 5 Rotary clubs, in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council, Express & Star, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Waitrose and The Way Youth Zone, the awards recognise young people aged 14 to 19 who have made a significant contribution to the City.

Conor said: "I am delighted to support these awards which recognise and celebrate young people who go the extra mile to help others."

Councillor Val Gibson, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People added: "Young people are an important part of our city and are integral in helping to shape its future. It is great that we have the chance to celebrate their achievements which help our city to grow."

Anyone can nominate a young person who lives, goes to school or works within the City of Wolverhampton. For more details about the award, plus entry forms, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10066;Title=Wolverhampton Young Citizen Awards;Target=_blank;.

Nomination forms are also available from the Civic Centre and Waitrose on Penn Road and entries close on 31 May.

The awards were officially launched at the Jack Hayward Training Ground by Conor, Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Phil Page, councillors, judges and former winners.

  • released: Thursday 1 February, 2018