Once again Liverpool Homeless Football Club are shortlisted for a national Award.
The shortlists of finalists have been confirmed for the 2015 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality. And there are six leading contenders for the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year accolade.
The Awards, now in their 28th year, have led the way in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women.
On the evening of Friday November 6, the awards will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 and, for the first time, simultaneously on Sky 1.
The top-six shortlist for The Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year award includes the following outstanding women: Lizzie Armitstead (road cycling), Rachel Atherton (mountain biking), Charlotte Dujardin (dressage), Jessica Ennis-Hill (athletics), Bianca Walkden (taekwondo) and Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton).
Previous winners of the main award, the coveted Sportswoman of the Year accolade, include Sally Gunnell, Denise Lewis, Dame Kelly Holmes, Zara Phillips, Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Christine Ohuruogu. Charlotte Dujardin, Olympic and world dressage champion, was crowned the 2014 Sportswoman of the Year.
Community award nominees are.
For individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sport
To be voted for exclusively by Vitality members
Eddie Brocklesby (volunteer director, Silverfit charity, London)
Liverpool Homeless Football Club (volunteer-run club which supports homeless men and women across Merseyside)
Wendy Russell (coach, Brighton and Hove hockey club)
Kay Salter (gymnastics coach, Falcon Spartak club, Sidcup, Kent)
Marnie Swindells (volunteer, Double Jab boxing club, News Cross, south-east London)