Who is your sporting hero?

Nominations have opened for this year's North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame

Sporting Hall of Fame

The hall of fame was established in 2017 and is now in its third year; it aims to celebrate the rich and diverse range of sporting success throughout the area.

The sporting hall of fame runs along the main corridor of the Ravenscraig Regional Sports facility in Motherwell and features twenty colourful boards with photographs and information on each of the inductees.

Previous winners include the Lisbon Lions, snooker's John Higgins, Sir Matt Busby and judo champions Louise and Kimberley Renicks.

It is supported and endorsed by sportscotland, clubsportnl and made possible through the kind sponsorship of Albert Bartlett's.

Each nomination will be considered by a judging panel and the inductees will be announced at a ceremony next Spring.

Cllr Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "North Lanarkshire became the first local authority to celebrate sporting achievements and it has proven to be a real success, demonstrating the breadth and depth of sporting talent across our area.

"One of our goals behind the project was to encourage the next crop of talented athletes to be inspired by the achievements of their predecessors and anyone visiting Ravenscraig cannot fail to be impressed.

"In the first two years we've included sporting greats from athletics, boxing, cricket, football, golf, handball, judo, karate, para-nordic skiing, rugby, snooker, swimming, volleyball, wheelchair rugby and ultrarunning.

"It's been a fantastic project and I look forward to welcoming the 2019 inductees early next year."

Inductees must have a strong connection with the area - such as being born here, or having lived here for a long time and excelled at a national, European or international level.

People can suggest who they think should be included in the 2019 North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame by visiting www.nlhalloffame.scot

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