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Nominations open for the 2018 IOM Sports Awards


Microgaming PlayItForward will be the headline sponsor of the 2018 Isle of Man Sports Awards, an inspiring event which recognises the incredible achievements of the Isle of Man's sports stars.

Supported once again by Microgaming's community-driven initiative, PlayItForward, the prestigious awards ceremony is set to take place at 8:00pm on Thursday 4 April 2019 at the Villa Marina Royal Hall.

This year's sporting event will be attended by the Island's best and brightest athletes for a celebration of excellence in the 2018 sporting calendar. Members of the Manx community are invited to submit their nominations for the sporting heroes, individuals or teams they feel should be recognised for their success during 2018.

Executive Chairman of Isle of Man Sport Gary Corkhill comments: "The Sports Awards is always an inspiring evening and in 2018 we saw many fantastic performances across various different sports. I'm always humbled to see our sportsmen and women come together and recognise each other's achievements. We are pleased to once again be supported by Microgaming PlayItForward."

Kate Moughtin, Senior CSR Manager at Microgaming, adds: "We are thrilled to be named as the headline sponsor for the Isle of Man Sports Awards. Sport is important to the island and at Microgaming - it's something we are extremely passionate about. As a key pillar of the Microgaming PlayItForward initiative, we get the opportunity to meet such a diverse range of inspirational athletes from across the island who possess incredible skills and talents, including strength, focus, determination and motivation. The Sports Awards is a fantastic platform to celebrate and salute them for their success and hard work throughout 2018. We encourage people to get their nominations in so that those they believe have worked hard and excelled this year are recognised for their achievements."

Nominations for the 2018 Isle of Man Sports Awards open on 27 December 2018 and close on 31 January 2019.

Forms can be obtained in this week's local newspaper or can be downloaded here. Nominations can be sent via email to iomsportsawards@gov.im or by post to Isle of Man Sport at the NSC, Groves Road, Douglas, IM2 1RB.

Isle of Man Sport invites anyone keen to see the achievements of their sporting champions and idols recognised to submit a nomination in one of the following 11 categories:

• Sportsman of the Year
• Sportswoman of the Year
• Under 21 Sportsman of the Year
• Under 21 Sportswoman of the Year
• Disability Sportsperson of the Year
• Sports Team of the Year
• Sports Administrator of the Year
• IOM Sports Ambassador
• Sports Coach of the Year
• Veteran Sportsperson of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award

Tickets will be available to book online via the Villa Gaiety box office www.villagaiety.com in early January 2018.


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