Smith Partnership Proud Headline Sponsors of the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2016!

Smith Partnership is delighted to be headline sponsor at the 20th annual Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2016 and to also sponsor the Community category, with the final being held at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Thursday 12th January.

The Leicester Mercury Sports Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of Leicestershire’s exceptional sporting successes – in the year that Leicester FC won the Premier League!

The hosts for the evening will be local badminton international player Gail Emms MBE and BBC sports reporter David Garrido, who will announce the winners of the following categories:

Sportsman of the Year

Sportswoman of the Year

Team of the Year

Manager/Coach of the Year

Community Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Neville Hamilton Award

Club of the Year


Under 19/ School Team of the Year

Young Sportsman of the Year

Young Sportswoman of the Year

Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Junior Sportsman of the Year

Alison Neate, Partner at Smith Partnership Leicester branch said: “As a firm proudly based in the East Midlands, Smith Partnership is delighted to be headline sponsors and to be backing the Community Award, which puts the spotlight on the unsung sporting heroes in our communities. Sport is close to all of our hearts and we know it plays an enormously positive role in binding the local community together and inspiring people of all ages to be active.

“We wish all the finalists the very best of luck – they should be very proud of their achievements. These special Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the many sporting achievements we have seen in Leicestershire over the last year and, given our commitment to the local area, choosing to recognise all those who work so hard was a very simple decision.”

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