The awards, which are held in association with Active Devon and in partnership with Exeter College, to honour the best in sport throughout Devon.
Organisers of the event are keen to celebrate a wide cross-section of sport from community to elite level and there has been a reorganisation of the categories from previous years to reflect this.
The full list of categories for nomination are: Community Sport Performer of the Year; Devon Young Coach of the Year; Devon Coach of the Year; Devon Volunteer of the Year; Devon Young Volunteer of the Year; Contribution to Inclusive Sport; Devon Club of the Year and finally Outstanding Performance in Elite Sport.
Performers and teams will be recognised in the ‘Community Sport Performer of the Year’ category, which this year will aim to acknowledge achievements from teams or individuals across a wide range of community sports in Devon, thanks to additional support from various governing bodies..
Exeter Foundation chairman, Tony Rowe, said: ‘The Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards aim to recognise as many people as possible who contribute to all levels of sport throughout Devon.
‘The county has a proud sporting history and it is a privilege of the Exeter Foundation, with Active Devon and Exeter College, to be able to celebrate this and the bright future of sport in Devon.’
Matt Evans, chief executive of Active Devon added:?‘The level of entries we have had over the past few years has been outstanding.
‘It is always amazing to see the amount of voluntary effort that underpins sport in Devon and enables the teams and performers to achieve great things.’