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Following a two year break due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Rochdale Borough Sport and Culture Awards return this year to celebrate the achievements of clubs, community groups, local artists, individuals and volunteers in the borough.

Nominations are now open for this years event which will take place at Heywood Civic Centre on Thursday 24 November.

The awards celebrate those who have gone above and beyond over the past 12 months.  There will be seventeen awards handed out on the evening.

Culture award categories include:

  • Artist of the Year
  • Community and Education Project Award
  • Cultural Champion Award
  • Cultural Event of the Year
  • Culture and Health Award
  • Facilitator of the Year
  • School Commitment to Arts, Heritage & Culture Award
  • Young Creative Award

Sport award categories include:

  • Changing Lifestyle
  • Community Club/Group of the Year
  • Disability Physical Activity Champion
  • Initiative of the Year
  • School Commitment to PE and Sport Award
  • Unsung Hero
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Workforce Advocate
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year

Andy King, Chief Executive at Your Trust, the local charity who manage and host the awards on behalf of the borough, said “We’re delighted that the Rochdale Borough Sport and Culture Awards are returning this year.  It’s always a fantastic event and shines a light on the heroes of sport and culture in the borough.

“Sport and culture has played an extremely important part of supporting the physical and mental health of the local community through the covid-19 pandemic. There is a lot of fantastic work that takes place throughout the borough so it’s really important to celebrate the great contribution that local people, clubs and organisations make”

If you know an inspirational individual, club, community group, school or organisation, nominate them at