Lifelong Huddersfield Town fan and current Academy President, Sir Patrick Stewart, will chair the panel.

The judging panel will also include Yorkshire Cricket Captain Andy Gale, Huddersfield Town legend Andy Booth, Huddersfield Giants Prop Eorl Crabtree and England Rugby Union Centre Luther Burrell.

Sir Patrick Stewart commented:

“I’m honoured and delighted to be asked to chair the judging panel for the Kirklees Community Sports Awards again. Last year’s inaugural awards were a great success with a huge amount of deserving nominees and winners and I hear that this year is set to be bigger and better. I would recommend any sporting individuals or clubs in the Kirklees area to get their nominations in.”

The awards, run in conjunction with Huddersfield Town, will take place on Friday 11 November 2016 at the John Smith’s Stadium and will recognise sports teams in the area, as well as celebrate the often unseen work done by volunteers and those involved in clubs and societies.

The panel will oversee 10 categories including the Kirklees Sports Legend, Sports Personality of The Year, Young Sports Personality, Sports Team of the Year, Sports Official of the Year, Sports Club and Sports Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Services to Sport, Most Improved Team and Disabled Athlete of the Year.

Nominations should be no longer than 700 words and forms can be downloaded HERE ( The deadline for nominations is Friday 19 September. Completed forms should be emailed to or posted to:

Kirklees Community Sports Awards

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The John Smith’s Stadium

Stadium Way