THE shortlisted nominees for this year’s Burnley Community Sports Awards have been announced.

All shortlisted nominees have been invited to the prestigious prize-giving ceremony on Thursday at the Burnley Mechanics, hosted by former Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.

Michelle Grimes, events and funding officer with Burnley Leisure, said: “There was a huge number of nominations received and the SPAA judging panel had to make some difficult decisions.

“This event recognises and rewards local people for the part they play in Burnley grassroots sport and community development.

“It relies heavily on sponsorships and a huge thank you must go to the companies and organisations that have supported this year’s event.”