NOMINATIONS are being invited for an award that recognises Gloucestershire’s brightest young sporting stars.

The Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association administer an annual award scheme on behalf of The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.

To qualify applicants need to be 15-19 years of age on September 1, 2014 and have the potential for outstanding achievement in their sport

The award winners receive a small financial bursary to be used towards their equipment and training costs.

Successful applicants will be presented with their award by the Association’s President, Dame Janet Trotter DBE and the Warden of The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire at a ceremony in October.

Nominations may be made by the individual’s parent, governing body, coach or instructor and should include details of their achievements to date.

Recent winners have included Zac Purchase (international rower and gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics), Chris Higgs (boxing), Jennie Batten (athletics) and Hugo Griffiths (skiing)

Nominations need to be made by September 5 and an application form can be obtained from: Graham Ross, Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association, 33 Spinney Road, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3YX.