Blackpool Stanley have been nominated and shortlisted by Blackpool Sports Council for the 2014 Community Club of the Year award.

blackpool-towerAlto­gether Now – a Legacy for Black­pool Com­mu­nity Sports Awards 2014 will hon­our the remark­able achieve­ments of both indi­vid­u­als and teams from across the town in nine sep­a­rate categories, one of which being the community club of the year.

For­merly known as the Com­mu­nity Sports Awards which have been held in Black­pool for 25 years, the event will show­case the ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment of coaches, teams, and vol­un­teers as well as recog­nis­ing out­stand­ing achieve­ment. It will cul­mi­nate in a pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony in the Spon­sors Lounge at Black­pool Foot­ball Club on Thurs­day 3 April.

Alto­gether Now – a Legacy for Black­pool is a part­ner­ship between the NHS in Black­pool (Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group and Hos­pi­tals Trust); Black­pool Coun­cil and Black­pool Foot­ball Club aimed at improv­ing the health and lifestyles of every per­son in the town.

High pro­file names from the world of sport includ­ing cham­pion boxer Brian Rose; foot­ball leg­end Jimmy Arm­field CBE; Par­a­lympian Shelly Woods; and Lan­cashire County crick­eter Steven Croft sup­port Alto­gether Now as Health Ambas­sadors and Black­pool FC play­ers are Health Cham­pi­ons. So the awards night promises to be a star-studded event.

Chairman of the club, Simon Hornby, said ” it’s great that someone has gone to the trouble of nominating us for such a prestige’s award and an even bigger honour for the club to be shortlisted”