EIGHT of Bolton’s Active Sports Awards winners will be hoping to collect more prizes at tomorrow night’s Greater Manchester Sports Partnership awards ceremony.

The cream of the town’s contributors to sport were honoured at the event held in the Macron Stadium’s Premier Suite in September.

And eight local sports heroes who collected prizes that night will attend the glitzy bash at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire CCC. The event will be hosted by BBC Radio Manchester’s Chelsea Norris, with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville the guest speaker.

There are 10 borough winners in each of the eight award categories, and Bolton will be represented by:

Charlene Kirk (Changing Lifestyle Award), Megan Errington (Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year), John Dawson (Unsung Hero of the Year), Iain Massingham (Coach of the Year), Kiera Byland (Volunteer of the Year), Dylan Barrett (Sports Achiever of the Year), AFC Masters (Club of the Year) and St Thomas CE Primary School (School Commitment to PE and Sport Award).

Last year saw Jemma Entwistle win Coach of the Year in recognition of her dedication and commitment to girls’ football and this year’s Bolton nominees will be hoping to build on this success.

Wahid Khan, from the Sport and Active Living Service, said: “The Bolton Sports Awards was a fantastic event, celebrating the biggest sporting achievements in Bolton.

“We had nearly 1,000 people celebrating, making it one of the biggest sports awards of its kind in the country.

“It was an honour to be around so many amazing people and I look forward to supporting them at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards. Whether they win an award or not, just to be nominated shows how highly regarded by their peers they are.

“Bolton has, in abundance, great clubs and volunteers who give up their time in making it a great place to live in line with Bolton 2030 Vision of being an active, connected and prosperous town.

“Whatever happens, the Bolton family is incredibly proud of their achievements and wish them every success in the future.

“Bolton is a great place for sport and without these people it wouldn’t be what it is. The clubs, coaches and volunteers at regional level make Bolton a great place and we’re incredibly proud.”