Jazmin Sawyers, Andy Turner and Matthew Hudson-Smith due to be among athletics stars in attendance at awards evening in Birmingham
Tickets are currently on sale for the England Athletics Hall of Fame and National Volunteer Awards to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on October 18.
Hall of Fame inductees will be in attendance, along with several medallists from this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Long jump silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers (pictured), 4x400m relay gold medallist Matthew Hudson-Smith, F42/44 discus champion Dan Greaves, heptathlon bronze medallist Jessica Taylor, decathlon silver medallist Ashley Bryant and recently-retired Andy Turner – who won 2010 Commonwealth 110m hurdles gold and captained the 2014 team – are among those planning to attend.
As well as new members of the Hall of Fame being inducted, the evening – which is supported by Athletics Weekly, Sweatshop, Track and Field Tours and the Amateur Athletic Association – will honour volunteers and awards will include coach of the year, official of the year, volunteer of the year, club partnership of the year, participation project of the year, Run England group/leader of the year and services to athletics.
Although winners of the national volunteer awards and the Hall of Fame inductees are not usually announced until the evening of the awards, England Athletics has already revealed that among the stalwarts to be recognised in 2014 is eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Bob Matthews.