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Sporting Achivement of the Year

Sports Team of the Year

Boxer Josh Wale has vowed to be the next British champion.

And it is an ambition he is inching closer and closer to.

Josh, 27, of Brampton, should have been top of the bill at a boxing event in Sheffield, but asked for his fight to be put forward so he could make it to the awards ceremony.

He stopped his Lithuanian opponent in the second round.

"I knew I had to be back here and get my suit on so I got rid of him in the second round", he joked.

Josh has boxed for England as an amateur, fought for the British and Commonwealth titles and has won three titles as a professional.

Sporting a cut under his eye, Josh said he was delighted with his award.

"It's been a real rollercoaster but this is up there with boxing for England. It's a bit surreal but I'm really made up to have won, I never expected it.

"I'm really proud to be from Barnsley and I'm going to be the next British champion from Barnsley."

For this award we want to hear about local clubs or teams who have achieved dazzling sporting success.

This could be at local, regional or national level, or it could be that this team has advanced the development of their sport within their local community.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help with you with your nomination.

  • Does this club/team demonstrate fair play and a good sporting attitude throughout the year?
  • Have they made an impact on or contribution to the development of sport in the community?
  • Do they encourage people to participate and improve their skills?
  • Are they a role model for other clubs/teams?
  • What sets this club/team apart from others?
  • Have they achieved success against all odds?

The winners of this award will have shown considerable dedication to their sport, the local community and the development of their team or club.