UNDER 16s sports clubs in Coventry are being given the chance to win a brand new team strip to celebrate the lifting of lockdown.
Junior sports clubs can now start meeting up and playing again and it is important not to forget the individuals who held groups together during the pandemic months and worked tirelessly to bring them back.
Branded clothing and school uniform specialist Recognition Express is inviting nominations for unsung junior sports club heroes across the city.
The chosen hero will receive a trophy and their prize is a complete new strip for the club.
In previous years, the competition was only open to junior football clubs but Alex Newman, director of Recognition Express Coventry, has decided to give all youth sports teams an equal opportunity to win the 2021 prize.
He is inviting nominations from all organised junior sporting clubs from tennis and rugby through to hockey and netball.
Alex said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone but particularly for children with their disrupted schooling and not being able to meet up with friends and teammates.
“I know how hard club officials, parents and children themselves have been working to keep up morale during lockdown when clubs couldn’t meet to train or play.
“Getting everything ready for re-opening safely has been a mammoth task for all involved. There will always be that one stand-out individual whether it be a coach, parent or a team member who goes that extra mile for the club quietly and without seeking any praise or reward.
“As specialists in recognition products, promotional items and branded clothing, it makes sense for us to combine donating a new team kit to a local junior sports club whilst recognising an unsung hero.
“It gives us the chance to recognise the contribution these unsung heroes make and give something back to the community we serve.”
Anyone can nominate a junior sports club hero. The competition is open to all under 16s junior sporting clubs playing in Coventry.
To enter visit https://www.recognition-express.com/coventry/nominate-club-hero and complete the simple entry form.
The competition closes on May 30 and the winner will be announced from June 14.