Heys receive award nomination
Wed 21st September 2016 | Prestwich Heys | By Steve Howard
Prestwich Heys have been announced as a nominee for Club of the Year, in the annual Bury Sports Awards.
The Bury Sports Awards provides an opportunity for members of the community to gain recognition and reward for their outstanding contribution to sport in the Bury area.
The awards are also designed to celebrate and highlight individual sporting achievements over the last twelve months.
There are ten categories which individuals, schools or clubs can be entered for through the nomination process, with the winners of each category going forward to represent Bury at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards in November.
The 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs hold their own Award ceremonies to celebrate the hard work and achievement of those involved in sport across their Borough. Winners in the categories of Volunteer, Coach, Sports Achiever, Disabled Sports Achiever, Club of the Year and Unsung Hero: Special Recognition Award are put forward to the Greater Manchester Sports Awards.
Heys’ nomination comes on the back of a hugely successful 2015-16 season, when the 1st team completed a treble. They firstly won the Manchester League Premier Division by 13 points and then won the League’s Gilgryst Cup to complete a double.
On top of that, they then won the Bolton Hospital Cup, beating Atherton Collieries 1-0 in the Final at the Macron Stadium.
Heys Reserves also completed a League and Cup double in the Manchester League Reserves Division section.
The most successful season in the club’s history was then crowned by their promotion to the Hallmark Security League bringing semi-professional football back to the town after a 30 year absence.
The Bury Awards winners will be announced in October.