The seeds sown by sports teachers into the lives of children and teenagers can bear fruit at European, world and Olympic level tomorrow.
But sometimes, schools can find that the wait for sporting success is a very short one as youngsters achieve success both regionally, nationally and internationally alongside their academic studies.
To celebrate the sporting accomplishments of youngsters from local schools, the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian is looking for the person or team responsible for the most outstanding sporting achievement over the last 12 months.
The award, won at last year’s Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press Education Awards by ex-Bourne Academy student and European Sprint Triathlon Championships silver medallist Kayleigh Adams, is sponsored by Norfolk-based embroidery and printing firm Double G Clothing.
Gordon Chilvers, who started the business with Graham Bennett in August 1993, said: “We are delighted to have been asked once again to sponsor the Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award and welcome the opportunity to recognise the person or team deserving recognition for their achievements in a particular sport over the past year.
“As a business which has taken on a record number of customers since moving to new premises in January, we are fully aware of how much pride schools take from the success of their pupils and students on the sporting front.
“Double G Clothing is involved with lots of schools in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire through various products and projects, with sport always coming into it in some shape or form.
“So we are proud to sponsor the Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award and look forward to rewarding an individual or team for their commitment to sport at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Thursday, November 12.”
If your pupil or student has won a national title in athletics, grabbed a medal at a Commonwealth championships, conquered the world in water skiing or cycled on top of the podium, we want to hear from you before October 16.
Nominations are open for our second Education Awards from schools in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and villages south of Boston.
The criteria, award sponsors and nomination details can be found by clicking on the Education Awards section on this website.
The deadline is 5pm on Friday, October 16, and for a nomination form, call Mark Stanford on 01553 817354.