Dale Farm

DALE FARM
“2012 DREAM”
SPORTS AWARD
in association with
Mary Peters Trust

Criteria for Awards

1. Purpose & Spirit of the Dale Farm ‘2012 Dream’ Sports Award:
1.1 The aim of the Dale Farm ‘2012 Dream’ Sports Award is to provide significant support to Northern Ireland’s most talented young sports individuals. Ultimately, the Award is to be a springboard helping the winner to perform at the Olympic Games.
1.2 The bursary fund is therefore to be used directly and specifically to further the winner’s sporting career and development.

2. Bursary Value:
2.1 Dale Farm will provide a bursary of £5000.
2.2 This will be awarded to the individual identified as the ‘outstanding sports person’ in line with the Dale Farm ‘2012 Dream’ Sports Award criteria.

3. The Winner:
3.1 There will be a single winner each year.
3.2 This will be the sports person judged to have demonstrated sporting excellence, promise and potential to participate at Olympic level

4. Eligibility:
4.1 To be considered, nominees must be affiliated to a sport recognised as an official Olympic or Paralympic event.

5. Application Procedure:
5.1 Nominations should be submitted to the Mary Peters Trust on the approved nomination form and must be legible, preferably typed or printed in black ink.
5.2 Additional nomination forms may be downloaded from www.dalefarm.co.uk
5.3 Nomination forms should be signed by:
– the nominee (or parent/guardian if nominee is under 18), and
– the nominator (if different to the nominee).
5.4 The Governing Body report must be signed by the liaison officer.
5.5 Closing date for entries is Friday 13 May 2011.

6. Role of Governing Bodies:
61. Each nomination must include a written statement from the Governing Body’s liaison officer.
6.2 This statement should aim to inform the Selection Committee of the applicant’s ability, potential, need and commitment in relation to the criteria.
6.3 The Governing Body of the winning individual shall liaise with the Trust to ensure that the bursary is administered in accordance with the Mary Peters Trust criteria and the overall purpose of the Award.

7. Adjudication:
7.1 The Mary Peters Trust will be responsible for assessing all nominations.
7.2 The winner will be selected by the Trust and Dale Farm.
7.3 The winner will be announced in June 2011.
7.4 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8. Publicity:
8.1 The winner of the Award shall be required to take part in promotional/PR activity – upon receiving the Award and at further reasonable opportunities/occasions.
8.2 As this is a valuable – and potentially life-changing award – the winner is asked to acknowledge the Dale Farm ‘2012 Dream’ Sports Award during any media opportunities – paying credit to the Dale Farm bursary and Dale Farm as sponsor and Mary Peters Trust where and when possible.
8.3 Publicity opportunities will be arranged at a mutually convenient time and location for all parties.
8.4 To support and inform potential publicity opportunities, the winner shall provide a brief progress report to the Mary Peters Trust every three months. Winners are also required to provide the Trust with advance notice of high profile competitions/events in which they are participating.

Dale Farm “2012 Dream” Award application forms are available from the Dale Farm website or Mary Peters Trust Website (home page, click on the link) or the Trust Office
Tel: 028 9038 3830 or info@marypeterstrust.org

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