Time to nominate our year's sports achievers

Last year's special guest, Australian rugby representative Alana Thomas, congratulates Sportsperson of the Year Tom Drane.

Last year's special guest, Australian rugby representative Alana Thomas, congratulates Sportsperson of the Year Tom Drane.

The Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Committee is calling for all local sporting organisations to submit nominations for the annual awards before the end of January.

The SOYA committee was formed more than 30 years ago to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our sporting men and women.

Not only are our local athletes recognised, the committee pride themselves on recognising everyone who makes sport possible - the administrators, officials and coaches.

Awards categories are: Administrator, Coach/Trainer, Referee/Official, All Rounder, and of course the Junior and Senior Sportsperson.

All nominations are judged by an independent judging panel with winners to be announced at the annual presentation dinner on Saturday March 7 at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.

The committee is busy preparing for the dinner and awaiting confirmation from our special guest speaker who is sure not to disappoint.

All that's needed, is for the community to get the nominations in.

Nomination forms can be found on the Forbes SOYA Facebook page or by contacting organisation secretary, Anita Morrison on 0405 364 512 or email - morrisonaj68@gmail.com

You can also pick a copy up at the Advocate office.

The awards would not be possible without the generous support of our regular sponsors and local businesses including the Central West Credit Union, Forbes Advocate, Forbes Services Memorial Club, Forbes Sport & Recreation Club, Hello World Travel, Vandenburg Hotel, Hazell & Field, Haley's Steel & Hardware, Walker's Ag N Vet Services, Hughes & Co Lawyers & Conveyancing, Nicholson Petroleum, MD Steel, Turner's Furniture One, Cahill's Footwear, Forbes Netball Association, Forbes Shire Council, Gunn's Menswear, Neil Morrison Livestock Transport, V'Air Hairdressers, News On Rankin, Flannery's Pharmacy, Blue Sky Outdoors, Painted Daisies, Forbes Livestock & Agency Co, Bron;s Hair Design & V C Reid Ray White. New sponsors are always welcome and their support will be advertised at every available opportunity.

If you need further information and / or would like to submit a nomination please contact the committee via the details listed above.