By Ian Dipple Monday 22 October 2012 Updated: 22/10 13:34
BROMSGROVE'S cycling star Jess Varnish is in line to become this year's Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Personality of the Year.
Despite the heartbreak of her disqualification at London 2012, the year has still been a successful one for Varnish, highlighted by the gold she won with team-mate Becky James in the team sprint event at the Track Cycling World Cup in Columbia earlier this month.
Among those she will be up against for the title is Worcester archer Mel Clarke who won silver at the Paralympics.
Residents can vote online at www.morethansportawards.com and the closing date is Monday, November 5.
A record number of nominations were received for this year's awards, run by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Partnership, and Bromsgrove is well represented.
Zoey Harris from Ryland Netball Club based at the Ryland Centre is in the running for Young Volunteer of the Year, while Bromsgrove Gymnastics Team has been nominated for Club of the Year and Newcomer of the Year award. Bromsgrove resident Glenn Scott is up against Paralympic silver medallist Claire Cashmore and Redditch's blind cricket sensation Luke Sugg for Disabled Sports Personality of the Year.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony being held at Worcester Warriors' Sixways Stadium on Wednesday, November 14.
Steve Brewster, director of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sports Partnership, said : "The awards come at a time when the country has seen an unprecedented interest in sport, following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which have proved the power of sport and its legacy."
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