NOMINATIONS for this year’s Burnley Community Sports Awards have now closed.

The Burnley Council-run event was established to recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of local people and communities to sport, physical activity, and community development. Nominations closed yesterday.

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the prestigious awards ceremony being held at Burnley Mechanics Theatre on July 10, hosted by former Olympic swimming champion Mark Foster.

Categories include club and coach of the year, volunteer and young volunteer of the year.