Omagh Sports Forum has launched the Omagh Sports Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements recorded by sports persons throughout the Omagh District during the year 2010.

The launch, which was held at Omagh Leisure Complex, was attended by Councillor Declan Mc Aleer, Chairman of Omagh District Council, Councillor Bert Wilson, Chairman of Omagh sports Forum and Sandra Magee vice Chair of Omagh Sports Forum.

Speaking at the launch, Omagh District Council Chairman Cllr Declan McAleer said, “Omagh District Council in partnership with Omagh Sports Forum is delighted to again announce the holding of its Annual Sports Awards event. Nominations of sports persons are invited from clubs, schools, individuals and indeed all those interested in sport for the seven categories of award.  Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate someone worthy of recognition!!”

Chairman of Omagh Sports Forum, Cllr Wilson went on to explain that the awards will include an Individual WINNER in each category, “In addition to nominees receiving recognition and a memento at the awards, they will also have to opportunity to win the category they were nominated for”. The other main award to be presented will be the Councillor Desmond Anderson Memorial Cup for Service to Sport.”

“We are aware that a large number of sports persons within the Omagh District who have recorded great success during 2010. We look forward to receiving nominations from their clubs, schools, coaches and mentors.”

Ken Strong ,Omagh Sports Forum PRO, added “The Forum invites nominations of sports persons from clubs, schools,  individuals  for Omagh District Council’s annual Sports Awards , these awards  honour many of our local sporting heroes and I wish all the nominees well in their bid for stardom in 2011 and beyond.”

The Omagh Sports Awards will be held on Friday 18th February 2011 in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. Nomination forms are available from Conor McCrory, Sports Development and Recreation Officer, Omagh Leisure Complex, Omagh (Telephone 028 8224 6711) or may be downloaded from

Completed nomination forms must be returned to Mr. McCrory by Monday 17th January 2011

Categories for Nomination:

Disability Sports Person Award (Male & Female)
Senior Sports Person Award 18+ (Male & Female)
Senior Sports Team Award 18+(Male & Female)
Junior Sports Person Award 12-17yrs (Male& Female)
Junior Sports Team Award 12-17yrs (Male & Female)
Coach of the Year Award (Male & Female)
Service to Sport Award (Male & Female)

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