WALES SPORT AWARDS CELEBRATES 2016 SUCCESSES

In recognition of an unprecedented year for Welsh sport, it has been confirmed today that the 2016 Wales Sport Awards will take place on December 5 in Hoddinott Hall at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Jointly run by BBC Wales and Sport Wales for the past three years, the ceremony recognises sporting success at both elite and grassroots levels.

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Wales said:

“What a momentous year it’s been for Welsh sport. I’m so proud we can come together once again to celebrate these huge sporting achievements, and mark the hard work and dedication that our brilliant ambassadors demonstrate on their journey to success in sport.

Dr Paul Thomas, Chair of Sport Wales added:

“Sport is the Welsh success story and it is important that we are able to tell the story of the people who drive that success at every level.

“All the star athletes we’ve seen this year started in a community club, supported by coaches and volunteers, which is why the Awards are so important.

“We have built up an excellent relationship with BBC Wales and together we can showcase the very best of Welsh sport at a time when we are seeing unparalleled success.”

Details of the nomination process will be announced shortly.