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CI SPOTY nominations open

CI SPOTY nominations open

Wednesday 16 November 2022

CI SPOTY nominations open

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Sports fans across the Channel Islands are being asked to nominate their favourite sportsmen and women for this year’s Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards.

The ITV Channel Television website, ITV.COM/news/channel, has details on how to nominate local sporting stars in all disciplines in the following categories: Betway CI Sports Personality of the Year Award, Team of the Year, Rising Star and Coach of the Year.

Once received, the nominations will be shortlisted by a panel of judges from both Guernsey and Jersey, the winners will be presented with their prizes at the event.

Paul Adkins, Betway Marketing and Operations Director says, ‘This is the pinnacle of the sporting calendar for the Channel Islands and once again the performances throughout the year will no doubt lead to some incredible nominations. At Betway we are extremely proud to be entering our 8th year of supporting these awards and look forward to yet another incredible evening of sporting celebration as we look back on 2022.’

ITV Channel Television will once again broadcast two live programmes on the night of the event.

‘In the past we have received more than 1000 nominations which shows the high quality of sport we have in the islands from our young stars to senior teams and dedicated coaches,’ said Karen Rankine, Managing Director, ITV Channel Television ‘We look forward to seeing who will be in the line up this year.’

The black tie gala event will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2023 at The Royal Showground in Jersey.

A highlight of this year’s event will be an inspirational speaker with an incredible story, Jaco van Gass.

South African born Jaco was a member of the British Armed Forces Parachute Regiment and it was during his second tour of Afghanistan in 2009 that he sustained severe life changing injuries.

Despite the physical and mental trauma endured, Jaco became a first-class downhill skier and multiple marathon runner. He was a member of the record-breaking team of wounded soldiers to trek unsupported to the North Pole (joined partly by Prince Harry), and he’s also climbed Alaska’s 6000m Mt Denali, and Everest (narrowly missing the summit due to adverse weather).

Jaco has been a member of the GB Para-Cycling team and became a Triple World Champion in Track Cycling in 2020. He competed in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and became a double Paralympic Champion and three times World Record Holder. This year he released a book of his life story, Unequivocal.

The event is open to the public to attend, both individual tickets and table reservations of ten are available.

For further booking information please contact Suzanne Pontin on 07781 468720 or email

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