Vote for your favourite local sporting personality of 2013

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Now into the second week of voting for the Border Sport and Leisure Celebration of Sport Awards, we are taking a look at the nominees for the Sports Personality of the Year category.

The Celebration of Sport judging panel are delighted to nominate three outstanding individuals who have all excelled in their respective sports.

Their performances have made history and inspired everyone in the area at some point during the year, voters will have an incredibly difficult decision to make, as all of the athletes are at the top of their sport.

The question is ... how do you decide?

Libby Clegg topped off a fantastic year, which included two World Championship silver medals, by being selected for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Stuart Easton won this year’s British Supersport Championship after a very close and nerve wracking final race, while Ryan Mania had his first ride and first win at the Grand National.

The panel appreciate they have given the public a real dilemma as they are all very worthy winners.

Gordon Brown, managing director of sponsors GB Telecom told The Southern: “It is a pleasure to be part of the celebrated success of individuals in Borders sport.

“We are proud to be supporting the awards this year which identifies sporting achievement and recognises those whose contribution to Borders Sport is outstanding. Their triumph is an inspiration to us all.”

The winners of all of the categories of the Borders Sport and Leisure Celebration of Sport Awards will be revealed at a special evening ceremony at the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel on Friday, February 28.

Tickets cost £35 and includes canapés, drinks on arrival, three-course dinner with wine and after-dinner coffee.

Book by calling 01896 661 166 or emailing enquiries@bslt.org.uk

Text your vote

Text the letter of your choice below to 01896 242008

l Text A to vote for Ryan Mania in the Inspirational Performance category

l Text B to vote for Chris O’Hare in the Inspirational Performance category

l Text C to vote for Greig Laidlaw in the Inspirational Performance category

l Text D to vote for Libby Clegg in the Sports Personality of the Year category

l Text E to vote for Ryan Mania in the Sports Personality of the Year category

l Text F to vote for Stuart Easton in the Sports Personality of the Year category

l Text G to vote for Borders Elite Swim Team in the Team of the Year category

l Text H to vote for Team Borders in the Team of the Year category

l Text I to vote for Melrose Bowling Club in the Team of the Year category

l Or register your vote by phone by calling 01896 242008 and follow the instructions.

l Calls will be charged at local rate and texts at the standard network rate.