Here’s a 2017 date for your diary. Don’t worry, there’s no special training required for this – it’s a social!
The BUH&AC Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 24th March 2017.
Please can ALL WINNERS from last year RETURN THEIR MAIN TROPHY to Becca O’Keefe, Ian Jakeway or your coach by the end of January.
VENUE & TICKETS
The venue is Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton, BL2 6RL. Doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start.
There’ll be the awards ceremony (obviously!), a choice of food, disco and a few surprises for good measure. This is a Club-wide event bringing together all the age-groups and disciplines for an evening’s entertainment.
Tickets, priced £6 for Adults and £4 for under-16s, can be purchased from the indoor track foyer on Club nights. Those shortlisted for awards have priority on availability (1 plus 1 guest) from TBCth-TBCth February, with the remaining tickets going on open sale from Thursday TBCth February.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Besides the laughter, there is a serious side to the event – honouring the significant achievements and performances of club members throughout 2016.
Nominations for awards can be done using forms obtained from the track or online below. We’d like to receive as many suggestions as possible to do full justice to the many great performances and successes in a blue vest this year.
A shortlist of potential recipients in each award and age-group class will appear ahead of the ceremony.
There are a few conditions to nominating:
– Any BUH&AC member can nominate, but nominees CANNOT be family relatives.
– Members can nominate different potential winners in the same category
e.g. Jack and John in u15 Male Athlete of the Year
– Members can nominate the same potential winners in different qualifying categories
e.g. u15 Male Athlete of the Year AND Male Thrower of the Year
– The nomination period will run till 31st January. (extended to 16th February for 2017)
There are a total of 32 awards – 16 each for males and females, in the following categories:
Senior athlete of the year
Veteran athlete of the year
Under 17 athlete of the year
Under 15 athlete of the year
Under 13 athlete of the year
Under 11 athlete of the year
Under 9 athlete of the year
Under 7 athlete of the year
Most Improved U17 athlete of the year
Most Improved athlete of the year
Sprinter of the year
Distance Track athlete of the year
Thrower of the year
Jumper/vaulter/hurdler of the year
Road runner of the year
Cross Country runner of the year
A BUH&AC Annual Awards Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking on the image (right). Some will also be available to pick up at the Front Desk. It contains two forms and a list of categories, but please use one form per nominee and post it in to the nominations box with the BUH&AC Front Desk team or give it to Becca O’Keeffe.
Alternatively, you can email your nominations, which must include the four fields as on the physical form, to: Becca O’Keeffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The voting deadline has been extended to Thursday, 16th February 2017.
This is one BUH&AC event you will not want to miss – we hope to see you there!