Bronze medallist Max will be guest at awards night

Max Whitlock at the illumination switch-on in Blackpool.
Max Whitlock at the illumination switch-on in Blackpool.

Olympic hero Max Whitlock has been confirmed as the guest of honour at this year’s Dacorum Sports Awards – and the event organisers are hoping this leads to a spate of late nominations.

Sportspace Dacorum Sports Trust, in partnership with the Gazette, is once again sponsoring the awards, and there just one day left to get your nominations in.

As well as recognising those that actively participate in local sport, the Dacorum Sports Awards are also an excellent opportunity to reward unsung sporting heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes in a coaching, administrative or official role.

Nomination forms are available from or by emailing For more information, call the Sportspace team on 01442 507155.

Max, meanwhile, has continued his busy post-Games schedule by taking part in the centenary switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations.

Thousands of people turned up as the heroes of Team GB including Max, second left, flicked the switch to set the famous display ablaze.