Every year Gloucester's sporting clubs are asked to nominate its junior athletes for the Gloucester Sports Committee's Encouragement Awards.
Each month, the committee awards a few young athletes with a plaque recognising the nomination. At the annual Sports Awards held the following year, one is chosen as the overall Encouragement Award winner for the year.
February: Kyan Leu (Junior cricket), Sienna Macdonald (Little Athletics), Cameron Watt (Little Athletics)
March: Caiden Wakefield (Swimming), Olivia Kearney (Swimming), Makaylee Gooch (Netball), Xavier Soupidis (Junior cricket)
April: Alice Murphy (Netball), Albie Cameron (Swimming), Olivia Wade (Swimming)
May: Isabella Parker (Netball)
June: Cameron Turner (Archery)
August: Zali Jennings (Archery), Bella Gunn (Netball)
September: Jess Marchant (Soccer)
November: Patrick Doolan (Little Athletics)
December: Riley Edwards (Junior cricket), Sahara-Roze Genoli (Little Athletics), Isabella Fisher (Pony Club)
This year's Gloucester Sports Awards presentation will be held on Saturday, May 11 at Gloucester Soldiers Club auditorium to recognise the achievements of Gloucester's sporting fraternity for 2018.
Nominations for all other award categories is now open and forms are available from committee members or from the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre. Nominations are to be submitted along with a digital image of the nominee as per the instructions on the form. Closing date for nominations is March 25.
Tickets for the event are on sale at EnDee Designs (Furniture One) on Church Street.