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Karate kid Archie Brown, our AllStars star of the year for 2014, receives his prizes from athlete Shelly Woods (left), boxer Brian Rose and his son Oscar at last year's awards ceremony
Karate kid Archie Brown, our AllStars star of the year for 2014, receives his prizes from athlete Shelly Woods (left), boxer Brian Rose and his son Oscar at last year's awards ceremony
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The AllStars Awards for 2015 have been launched.

The Gazette is again joining forces with Blackpool Sixth Form College to honour the outstanding individuals and teams nominated by AllStars readers at a glittering ceremony on a date to be announced.

There are again 10 awards to be won, including our most coveted AllStars Star of the Year award.

Th Fylde coast has a proud record of developing outstanding sporting talents, who have gone on to shine on the national and international stage, and an AllStars Award could be the first stepping stone to worldwide glory.

As usual we will assemble a panel of judges to assess your nominations and you can nominate candidates in as many categories as you like.

Each nomination should contain a description (no more than 100 words please) of the nominated individual/team’s efforts/achievements and include reasons for the nomination. Nominations must not be based on achievements before 2015.

Nominees must live in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre or represent a school, team or organisation in one of those boroughs.

Nominees shortlisted by our judges will be invited to the awards ceremony.

To simplify this process, we ask those making nominations to include contact details for the nominee. Parents nominating their children should supply their own contact details, while pupils nominated by schools will be contacted via the school. Nominations must reach us by October 31

ALLSTARS AWARDS CATEGORIES.

Outstanding Individual of Primary School Age (5-11): The boy or girl who has achieved outstanding success and shown exceptional determination in his/her chosen sport. Nominees must have been under-12 on August 31 this year.

Outstanding Individual of Secondary School Age (11-18): As above. Our winner must have been under-19 on August 31 this year.

Team of theYear of Primary

School age: The team (boys’, girls’ or mixed) which has achieved outstanding success and shown exceptional determination in their chosen sport. Teams must comprise a

minimum of two people and team members must have been under-12 on August 31 this year.

Team of the Year of Secondary School age: As above. Team members must have been under-19 on August 31 It’s that time of year again.

Coach of the Year for 5-11s: The coach of a team, club or individual who has made the greatest contribution to the lives of young people through coaching and providing a positive environment.

Coach of the Year for 11-18s: As above

Endeavour Award for Primary School Age (5-11): We can’t all be champions. This award recognises the boy or girl who has shown greatest commitment to making progress in their chosen sport, possibly overcoming adversity to do so. Nominees must have been under-12 on August 31 this year.

Endeavour Award for Secondary School Age (11-18): As above. Nominees must have been under-19 on August 31 this year.

Unsung Hero: An individual of any age whose outstanding efforts and commitment have helped others to enjoy sporting activity to the maximum and whose contributions have been most valuable to clubs, individuals or the wider community.

Our AllStars Star of the Year will be selected from among the winners of the individual categories.

All nominations to

allstars@blackpoolgazette.co.uk