THE shortlist for this year’s Sport Tynedale Awards has been revealed. 

The prestigious awards ceremony recognises the sporting achievements of teams and individuals, and also the work of clubs, schools, and volunteers. 

Sports commentator John Murray will preside over this year’s event, which will take place at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre on Sunday, December 9. 

Mostly associated with Radio 5 live, the BBC man, from Sewingshields near Haydon Bridge, is one of the most recognisable voices in modern day sport. 

This year he commentated at the football World Cup in Russia, and also described the action at the golf Ryder Cup in France.

He will be joined by former athlete Allison Curbishley, who is the president of Sport Tynedale. 

Here we take a look at all of this year’s nominations, listed in a wide range of categories. 

Northern SUP Racing Team: Since being established last year, the paddle-board club based at Hexham’s Tyne Green has over 25 members. 
Prudhoe United Services Table Tennis Club: Formed in early 2017, the club is open to people of all ages and is committed to developing youngsters through coaching.
Stamfordham Sports Club: The club opened a new multi-use sports pavilion in a year which saw Stamfordham Cricket Club win the West Tyne Cricket League Division Two title.

Hexham Golf Club ladies: Retained their Division One title in the Northumberland Ladies’ Golf League. 
Prudhoe Town FC Sunday team: Won the Hexham and District Sunday League Division One and two cup competitions. 
Humshaugh Cricket Club first team: Won the West Tyne League Division One and the league’s knock-out cup, among other honours.  
Northern Sub Race Team: The paddle board club has excelled after entering teams in national competitions. 

Tynedale U13 cricket team: Won Northumberland junior league honours.
Tynedale U15 cricket: Excelled at the Northumberland Chance to Compete event. 
Tynedale Colts: Reached the final of the National Colts Cup against Maidenhead at Worcester.

Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School girls’ cricket team: Regional and county tournament winners at U15 level. Qualified for a national indoor tournament at Lords and finished fourth.  
QEHS Boys’ U15 cricket: Entered two teams in a Northumberland county event. They were winners and runners-up.  
Haydon Bridge High School girls’ cross country team: Triumphant at the Tyne and Wear Schoolgirls’ cross country championships, taking the team prize for only the second time in their history.
Haydon Bridge High School senior golf team: Excelled at both Northumberland Schools and England Schools golf events. 

Hexham Middle School Year 5 and Year 6 orienteering: Won team trophy and earned individual honours at the county championships. 
Hexham Middle School Year 8 boys’ cricket team: Northumberland county schools champions for indoor and outdoor softball cricket.
Ponteland Academy Year 5/6 girls’ football team: Won the Danone Nations Schools’ Cup for girls at Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena, and qualified to play in a world final in Barcelona next year. 
Highfield Middle School, Prudhoe: Boys’ U11 football team were county cup winners. 
Ovingham Middle School girls’ cricket team: Remained unbeaten during an excellent season in local and county competitions. 

Dan Craigie: Manages and coaches Corbridge Cricket Club’s U11 and U13 sides. Coach and umpire for both cricket and hockey. 
Oliver Bennett: Coaches and mentors children at holiday sports activity weeks. 
Coaches badminton and tennis at schools in the district. 
Stella Taylor: Volunteers at Hexham Junior Netball Club. Dedicated volunteer who supports and mentors young players.

Alicia Armstrong: Excelled at the British Transplant Games, winning four gold medals in swimming, and a silver in running. 
Edward Common: Powerchair footballer with Northern Thunder FC, which won the national Premier League and qualified for the European Champions Cup. 
Grace Courtney: Four silver medals at the British blind sport national swimming gala.

Allison Kelly: Archer won the ladies’ barebow title at the National Field Archery Society’s National Championships.
Steph Scott: Represented Team GB in the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships. Ranked sixth in the world in the v45-50 age group. 
Jo Foster: National champion at the Global Powerlifting Committee British Finals. Broke world and European records. 
Anna Little: Top honours at UK National Stand Up Paddleboard Series events. 

Darren Towart: Won gold at the British Masters Championships in the 400m hurdles.
Daniel Tibbles: British Target Archery Champion in the barebow category. 
David Cumberlidge: The swimmer was a key member of the England men’s 4x100 freestyle quartet which won silver at the Commonwealth Games. 
Dominic Herbertson: The motorcyclist won the junior classic TT for lightweight classic bikes at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy event. 

Dan Joyce: Ran for England, winning gold in the 800m at the Schools International Athletic Board Championships. Second in the 800m National U17 Championships.
Owen Richardson: The kickboxer has represented England at the World Championships, winning two gold and two silver medals. 
Oliver Fletcher: Scored over 2,000 runs as a cricketer, and represented Northumberland and the North of England. Played football for Newcastle School for Boys’ U15. Newcastle Falcons Academy rugby player.
Hugo Nichol:  County athlete set school records in 100m, 200m, shot putt, discus and relay. 
Nick Ryan: Rower who won gold at the National Championship, in the J18 1x category.
James Little: Paddle boarder who has competed in national events. 
Haydn Rutherford: County golfer who won the junior championship at Allendale Golf Club, and was runner-up at Hexham.
Nathaniel Henderson: Part of a team which won silver at the English Cross Country Championships.
Matthew Scott: Young county cricketer who has emerged as a first team player for Tynedale Cricket Club this year. 
Callum Beeckmans: Young kickboxer excelled at national and international events. 

Zara Naughton: Four-handicap golfer who won a national junior tournament at St Andrews.
Gemma Bell: A key member of the Tynedale RFC girls’ team who is developing her skills as a rugby leader and referee. She also plays football, cricket and hockey.
Heather McDonald: Athlete who has gained numerous county and national accolades this year. 
Lucy Dodd: Ranked number seven badminton player in England at U12 level. Played in goal for Ponteland Academy girls’ football team which won the Danone Nations Cup. 
Charlotte Graham: Has won numerous medals at Badminton England events. Offers coaching and advice to younger players. 
Roisin Lally: Northern cyclocross champion, ranked in the top 10 nationally for mountain biking and cyclocross.
Beyonce Fowler: The teenage rugby player secured a place at the RFU’s centre for excellence at Darlington Mowden Park.

Peter Venus: Experienced coach who has gained success working with Tynedale Harriers’ middle distance runners.
Maggie Coombe and Jo Holmes: Jointly run Tynedale Hockey Club juniors, helping youngsters to excel as players, coaches and umpires.  
Lewis Crane: Coached Ponteland Academy girls’ football team to victory in the Danone Nations Cup. 

Richie Gledson: Instrumental in securing funding for Stamfordham’s new sports pavilion, and transforming Stamfordham Cricket Club into a thriving community organisation.
Richard MacDonald: Has overseen the development of the Allen Valley Quoits League which now has 26 teams.
Joe Speed: Successful football coach who has played a key role in the development of young players.  

Linden Furness: Coach who founded the long-established tennis, table tennis, and gym clubs in Riding Mill which continue to thrive. 
Cliff Thornton: Runner and coach who has organised races, and was key to the installation of the tartan track at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre.
George Doody: A stalwart of Hexham Rowing Club who was behind the redevelopment of the boathouse at Hexham’s Tyne Green.