YOUR photographs could feature in one of Bolton’s most iconic sculptures honouring our greatest sporting heroes.

For the first time since 2010, new faces are to be added to the Spirit of Sport sculpture in Middlebrook to mark their contribution to sporting life.

Seventy-five sports stars have been chosen to feature alongside the likes of Nat Lofthouse and Amir Khan on the 86ft monument which stands alongside the University of Bolton Stadium.

But some of the names on the list do not have an accompanying photograph, so Bolton Council are calling for the public to submit their own images of the nominees.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said: “Unfortunately, we do not have images of everyone selected and sadly some of those on the list are no longer with us.

“We are hoping that friends, family and former teammates will be able to track down photos so that we can do justice to these local sporting heroes.”

Unveiled in 2005, The Spirit of Sport sculpture features hundreds of images of sporting legends, etched into mirrors.

Cllr Byrne added: “The Spirit of Sport is an iconic landmark and a fitting tribute to our town’s many great sporting achievements.

“Whether it’s Olympic gold medallists or local youth team coaches, every one of those featured has shown the same passion, dedication and teamwork that make Bolton special.

“It is a tribute to all of Bolton’s sporting community.”

Photographs of sportsmen and women from Bolton needed for the display include: Vince Regan, Athletics, Alan Edgley, Badminton, Jack Taylor, Golf, Howard Broadbent, Golf Lora Fairclough, Golf, Les McKnight, Cricket, Ada Temperley, School Sports, Billy Higgins, Karate, Paul Pritchard, Rock Climbing, Jimmy Devenport, Football, Brian Cole, Cricket, John Bullough, Football, Steve Costello, Martial Arts, Drew Johnson, Rugby League, Lillian Myerscough, Swimming.

See the full list of names here

Photos can emailed to or sent by post to Phil Lamb, Growth & Regeneration, 3rd Floor, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU.

All physical copies of photographs will be returned to the owner.