Sir Patrick Stewart to chair panel at Kirklees Community Sports Awards

Sir Patrick Stewart names a locomotive 'Huddersfield Town' at Huddersfield Train Station. (D542A428)
Sir Patrick Stewart names a locomotive 'Huddersfield Town' at Huddersfield Train Station. (D542A428)

The judging panel has been announced for this year’s Kirklees Community Sports Awards and boasts some of the biggest names in sport including international sports stars and ex-players all with a link to Kirklees.

Sir Patrick Stewart, the Hollywood actor and famed lifelong Huddersfield Town fan, will chair the panel.

yorkshire captain andrew gale with the championship trophy

yorkshire captain andrew gale with the championship trophy

The panel will also include Yorkshire Cricket captain Andrew Gale, Huddersfield Town legend Andy Booth, Huddersfield Giants Prop Eorl Crabtree and England Rugby Union Centre Luther Burrell.

Sir Patrick said: “I’m honoured and delighted to be asked to chair the judging panel for the Kirklees Community Sports Awards again.

“Last year’s inaugural awards were a great success with a huge amount of deserving nominees and winners and I hear that this year is set to be bigger and better.

“I would recommend any sporting individuals or clubs in the Kirklees area to get their nominations in.”

The awards, run in conjunction with Huddersfield Town Football Club, will take place on Friday, November 11 at the John Smiths Stadium.

The panel will oversee ten categories including the Kirklees Sports Legend, Sports Personality of The Year, Young Sports Personality, Sports Team of the Year, Sports Official of the Year, Sports Club and Sports Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Services to Sport, Most Improved Team and Disabled Athlete of the Year.

Nominations should be no longer than 700 words and forms can be downloaded at www.htafccommercial.com/news/kirklees-sports-2016.

The deadline for nominations is September 19.

Completed forms should be sent to kirsportsawards@htafc.com or posted to: Kirklees Community Sports Awards, C/O Huddersfield Town AFC, The John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX.