Antrim and Newtownabbey Gallery of Sporting Legends honours individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their chosen sport. They recognise those individuals within the Borough who have competed at the highest level in their field.
We pay tribute to exceptional athletes like Stephen Daley, Eugene Laverty, Willie John McBride, A.P McCoy, and Liz-Anne Walsh, among others, who are held in high regard and feature in our Gallery of Sporting Legends.
We are now accepting nominations for the Gallery of Sporting Legends, which celebrates the remarkable achievements of our Borough's sportsmen and sportswomen.
To be considered for induction, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- They must have retired from their sport.
- They must have excelled in their respective sport.
- They must possess a quantifiable international record of achievement.*
- They must have achieved international recognition.
- They must have a demonstrable association with the Borough.
*Or competed at the highest level within their sport (evidence based upon governing body submission).
The closing date is Friday 20 October, 12 noon.
All nominees should either be born, currently reside, have previously lived, or have strong connections with the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.
We encourage you to submit your nominations and help us recognise the outstanding sporting talent within our community.
All of the other categories for the Sports Awards are closed.