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Celebrate Cumbria’s Sporting Excellence in the Heart of the Lakes

[J]oin BBC Radio Cumbria’s Mike Zeller and a range of sporting guests including the World Cup winning England U20’s Manager, Cumbria’s very own Paul Simpson at this year’s Sports Awards.

On Friday 24th November people from all over Cumbria and further afield will come together in Windermere in the heart of the Lake District to celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s sporting excellence. The evening celebration for the Cumbria Sports Awards 2017 will be held at the Low Wood Hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere making the evening a very special event. The nomination period for this year’s awards closed on the 20th of October seeing over 120 nominations coming into Active Cumbria, the award organisers. Individuals from a whole range of sports have been nominated, having excelled in their sport, from orienteering to framed football.

Richard Johnston, Senior Manager (Operations) at Cumbria County Council’s Active Cumbria Team said: “The bar for nominations has been extremely high again this year and as always we are left amazed at the wealth of sporting talent here in Cumbria. We have World Champions, European Champions as well as County Champions, and will also be celebrating the people behind the scenes who are the glue that make sport happen. Tickets for the evening in Windermere have been in high demand as we get ready to celebrate Cumbria’s sporting excellence.”

The evening will close with an after-dinner speaker, who this year will be Paul Simpson. Simpson, former Carlisle United Boss led the first England team to win a football World Cup since 1966 after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final of the Under 20 World Cup in Korea in June this year. This November he returns to his home county to share the secrets of his World Cup success in a question-and-answer session hosted by BBC Radio Cumbria’s Mike Zeller.

Paul Simpson said: “It’s a huge honour to be invited to celebrate all of the fantastic sporting achievements and great work done by many people across the County whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

“It’s always great to come back to Cumbria, my career has taken me away for some time but it’s always a pleasure to come back home and catch up with family and friends.

“I’m really looking forward to the night and sharing some of the many stories from my career.”

Tickets for the event on the 24th November 2017 are £30 and available by booking online at www.activecumbria.org/cumbriasportsawards.  Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information, please contact Active Cumbria on 01228 226885.

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