203Sports clubs, volunteers, community groups and individuals will celebrate their success at an annual awards event in County Durham.

The County Durham Sports Awards will take place on Friday (Oct 9) to recognise the contribution local people and groups make to sport and physical activity.

Those attending have already taken part in their local awards ceremonies and nominees range from grass roots clubs to those which have achieved national success.

Sports and activities represented include table tennis, dance, badminton, horse riding, swimming and fell walking.

Bill Lightburn, culture and sport service manager at Durham County Council, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, who have all used their love of sport to make a massive contribution to communities across County Durham.”

The local awards are organised by Durham County Council and Leisureworks. The County Durham Sports Awards, which will be held at Ramside Hall Hotel on Friday (Oct 9) are organised by County Durham Sport.