NOMINATIONS for the 2017 Oxfordshire Sports Awards open today with more categories than ever before.

This year’s event – the 12th – will take place on Friday, January 19 at the Kassam Stadium, with the Oxford Mail once again the official media partner.

Oxford Mail readers can help identify those who have excelled over the past 12 months, whether they are individuals, clubs, coaches or volunteers.

Last year, Olympic rowers Andy Triggs Hodge and Frances Houghton landed the sportsman and sportswoman accolades.

This year sees 15 awards, with a deadline of midday on Friday, November 10 for nominations.

All details are available at


• Sportsman of the year

• Sportswoman of the year

• Team of the year

• Club of the year

• Coach of the year

• Disability sports award

• Unsung hero

• Junior sportsman

• Junior sportswoman

• Junior team of the year

• Sporting primary school

• Sporting secondary school

• Young volunteer

• Active workplace award

• Sports development project of the year