SPORTS stars from across Tendring can now be put forward for the the district’s annual Sports Awards.

Nominations have opened for the awards, run by Active Tendring and Tendring Council, and entries must be made by September 9.

Awards recognise achievement by athletes and those who support them from across the district at whatever level, and are geared around achievements between September 2018 and August 2019.

The awards categories are sports personality, junior male sports personality, junior female sports personality, inspired by sports - for those who overcome personal adversity through sport or physical activity, new to sport, team/club of the year, coach of the year, local community award, education establishment, disability sport and physical activity project of the year.

Alex Porter, Tendring Council’s councillor responsible for leisure, said the Tendring Sports Awards were a great way of recognising sporting achievements in the district.

The ceremony will be held at the Princes Theatre, Clacton, on October 17, following the judging in mid-September.