DO you know someone who has excelled in sport over the last year or who has freely given their time to coaching and organising grass roots sport?

Organisers of the Sport Pembrokeshire Awards, now in their fourth year, are looking for nominees in 12 categories.

Last year more than 100 names were put forward for the awards, which recognise those who have made a significant contribution to sport in the county.

Councillor Rob Lewis, cabinet member for sports and leisure at Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “This scheme is a chance for us to celebrate the high standard of skill and talent in sport in Pembrokeshire – not forgetting all the hard work and effort which also goes into it.

“It celebrates the efforts of sportsmen and women – as well as the volunteers and sponsors that keep grass roots sport growing.”

John Deason, manager of the council’s sports development arm Sport Pembrokeshire, said the county had a strong sporting tradition and enjoyed a network of community based sports clubs that was second to none.

“The awards are our chance to congratulate the county’s top performers, while also recognising the hard work of coaches, teachers, club organisers and volunteers who make it all possible,” he said.

A panel of representatives from Sport Pembrokeshire, Chevron, the Pembrokeshire Sports Development Council, Radio Pembrokeshire and the Western Telegraph will decide the three finalists and winner in each category.

Awards for each category will be presented to the winners and two other finalists at a special presentation evening at Folly Farm on November 26th.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 29th. Forms can be obtained from Sport Pembrokeshire, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP or by telephone on 01437 776191.

You can also download forms here: English sports awards 2010.pdf. Welsh sports awards 2010 welsh.pdf.