Local people have the opportunity to make sure their local sporting hero gets the recognition they deserve in Bristol’s new Sporting Hall of Fame.
Nominations have opened which gives Bristol people the chance to join the likes of local sporting legends like Lee Haskins, former world champion bantam weight boxer, and Chrissie Wellington, three time ironman world champion, in Bristol’s first Sporting Hall of Fame.
It was created to celebrate the city’s many sporting inspirations, to share their stories and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
Inspirations come in many forms and this is a chance to celebrate the amazing people who have achieved great things whether in the local community, at international level or simply against the odds.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “Following on from our fantastic year as a European City of Sport we want to help the city celebrate its home-grown talent. Celebrating our local champions is a key part of our vision for sport in Bristol, helping to improve participation, encourage more home-grown elite sports stars and attracting more world class sporting events to the city. If you know someone who you think deserves recognition for this, head to our Bristol Active City website to nominate them.”
There are five categories available for nominations including:
- Exceptional Contribution: for community heroes and local legends who have made an outstanding contribution to community sport and physical activity, giving their time to enable others to get involved.
- Elite Performers: for those at the top of their field who either train or live locally.
- Inspirational People: designed for those who’ve gone beyond expectations against the odds.
- Young Achievers: this category celebrates Bristol’s up and coming outstanding achievers aged 18 and under.
- Name in Lights: for those who don’t fit any of the other categories but still deserve recognition for their contribution to sport in the city.
All successful nominations that are received by the 30 April will be invited to the official launch of Bristol’s Sporting Hall of Fame on Thursday 24 May.
Any nominations will need to have lived or worked within the Bristol City Council boundary.
You can find out more information about the Bristol Sporting Hall of Fame or nominate someone, head to the website: https://www.bristolactivecity.org.uk/hall-of-fame/