The Leicester Mercury Sports Awards is well-known for rewarding the region’s greatest sporting stars.
Whether it’s celebrating a sportsperson for their success on a national or even international level or acknowledging future stars who look set for big things in their chosen discipline, the ceremony is the stand-out awards on the region’s sporting calendar.
The awards also take the time to shine a spotlight on an individual who is worthy of special praise.
The ‘Neville Hamilton Award’ is named after the former Leicester City footballer who tragically died in 2009 due to a serious heart condition. Neville was a hugely inspirational figure in Leicester’s sporting community helping to establish this very event.
And, this award has been giving the backing of family owned logistics firm, Crouch Logistics.
Since 2005 the firm has provided their first-class services to businesses across the country working with leading companies to collect and deliver millions of parcels across the UK.
Chris Crouch is Director at the firm and he highlighted why they decided to come on board with this year’s awards.
“We’re delighted to announce that we will be acting as category sponsors of this year’s Leicester Mercury Sports Awards,” he said.
“We are always keen to show our sport for community sport in any way we can and these awards are fantastic at recognising talent from every corner of the region. It is our great pleasure to be category sponsors of the ‘Neville Hamilton Award.’
“Neville was one of those individuals who play a crucial role in sporting communities. Without these people many of the sporting activities that take place simply wouldn’t be possible and it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment they make.”
The event takes place on Thursday 16th January at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium. Here, finalists will discover if they have done enough as the judges’ decisions are revealed. Despite the expert panel of judges having the final say, Chris discussed what he expects to see from the winner of this award.
“This is a very poignant award and the winner of this particular category will have a sporting story worthy of a special mention,” he said.
“It will be an inspiring story of an individual or a club’s success and as previous winners have demonstrated the winner is sure to have stood out in their community.”
For more information on the awards get in touch with Megan Whittaker at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org