THE 2020 Darlington Sports Winners Scheme awards are to be held virtually, organisers have announced.

The annual awards are in their 45th anniversary year, and will focus on people of any age who have gone the extra mile during lockdown. Efforts could include those carrying out virtual sporting activities, an individual providing virtual support to another person to remain active, or those who have supported the renovation of a club or community facility during their spare time.

A spokesperson for the awards said: “The list isn’t limited – we know that there will be lots of examples of superb community spirit and support throughout the last few months to keep people active and we want to hear about it and celebrate inspirational stories. Every people who receives a nomination will be celebrated during our Darlington Sports Awards Week.”

Nominations should be emailed to by December 13 including the reason for the nomination, the name, address and contact number of the nominee and the name and contact number of the nominator. See for more information and updates.

Awards will be presented in the week of Monday, January 11, 2021.