The third Sport Pembrokeshire Awards have attracted more entries than any other sports award scheme in Wales.

A record 108 nominations have been received for 12 categories.

The three finalists in each category will be listed in the Western Telegraph next week and profiled in its November 25th edition.

The winners will be announced on November 27th at the 2009 Sport Pembrokeshire Awards ceremony at Folly Farm. Councillor Rob Lewis, cabinet member for sport, said they were delighted to have received so many nominations, spanning a huge cross-section of sports, from bowls to sailing, gymnastics and karting — as well as the more traditional track and field events.

“The standard has been exceptional over the last two years, but this year it is absolutely outstanding,” he said. “This has been most noticeable in the junior section, and especially in the girls’ category which has received the largest number of nominations ever, of a uniformly very high standard.”

He added: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank our main sponsors —Chevron, the Western Telegraph, Folly Farm and Radio Pembrokeshire — for their continuing support.” John Deason, manager of Sport Pembrokeshire, the sport development department of Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “Grass roots sport is alive and well in Pembrokeshire. These awards are our chance to celebrate sporting success in the county.

“Everyone nominated deserves recognition for their achievements; whether as performer, coach, teacher or organiser — and all nominees are invited, along with guests, to attend the awards special presentation evening on November 27th at Folly Farm.

“If any other member of the county’s sporting fraternity wish to attend, contact the Sport Pembrokeshire Office on 01437 776187 without delay as places are limited.”

This year’s nominations are:

Coach of the Year
John Amos (Tenby Dolphins)
David Thompson (Pembroke and District Swimming Club)
John Baggott (Pembrokeshire County Bowling Team)
Chris Griffiths (Kilgetty U14s Football)
Matthew Hearne (Milford Haven Golf Club)
Rhys Harry (Tenby Golf Club)
Alun Evans (Newport Golf Club)
Oliver Duckett (Trefloyne Golf Club)
Matthew Rees (Haverfordwest Golf Club)
Tom Hilling and David Ayres (Tenby Golf Club)
Carrie Slack (Manorbier Girls Football)
Robin Withers, Steve Matchett and Jim Buck
(Pembrokeshire Tristars)
Huw Morgan (Pembrokeshire Harriers)
Phil Thomas (Pembroke Swimming Club)
Amy Yelland (Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club)

Female Sporting Achievement
Samantha Rossiter (cricket)
Shan Roberts (marathon running)
Molly Furnival Doran (football)

Male Sporting Achievement
Ryan Thomas (bowls)
Adam Jones (karting)
Colin Mason (karting)
Christopher James Busby (triathlon and rugby)
Gareth Powell and Alan Jones (golf)
Joe Allen (football)
Adam Davies (high jump)
Luke Llewellin (shooting)

Boys (under-16) Sporting
Ross Chell (karting)
Elliot Scotcher (football)
Harry Owen (gymnastics)
Alaric Jones (football and triathlon)

Girls (under-16) Sporting Achievement
Lauren Bell (athletics)
Bethan Davie (swimming)
Heather Lewis (walking)
Angharad James (football and cricket)
Hannah Lewis (football and hockey)
Sarah Hughes (showjumping)
Poppy Lewis (gymnastics)
Britney Campbell Lawrence
Danielle Rowe (sailing)

Disability Sport Award
Richard Young (swimming)
Leah Scott (gymnastics)
Colin Bond (target shooting) Rhys Eynon (football)

Junior (under-16) Disability Sport Award
Kristian George (horse riding)
Marcus James (gymnastics)
Emma Cox (gymnastics)
Unsung Hero
Victoria Jones (special needs gymnastics)
Keith Thompson (cricket)
Ronnie Beynon (football)
Phil Devonald (football)
Stuart Lewis (rugby)

Club Organiser of the Year
Royston Badham (karting)
Lynn Delabertouche (bowling)
Angela Miles (hockey and football)

Team Achievement of the Year Tenby Bowling Club
Welsh Special Needs Gymnastics Team — members from Pembrokeshire and their coaches
Cresselly Cricket Club 1st X1

Junior (under-16) Team Achievement of the Year
Crymych Rugby Football Club Junior Section
Broad Haven School Gymnastics Team
Pembrokeshire Performance Squad Swim Relay Team
Sir Thomas Picton School U16s Girls Hockey Team
Pembrokeshire Tristars

Contribution to School Sport Award
Dean Flood (Haverfordwest VC Primary School)
Gareth Jones (Greenhill Secondary School)
Brenda Scourfield (Templeton Primary School)
Gethin Griffiths (Ysgol Bro Gwaun)
Sahana Sekaran (Sir Thomas Picton)
Dean Gough (Outer Reef Surf School)
Tom Hilling and David Ayres (Tenby Golf Club).