BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open

Nominations are open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015.

Nominations open today (Thursday 24 September) for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015. Recognising the best in young sporting talent in the UK, nominations for the Young Sports Personality of the Year are made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust. A panel will decide a winner from the shortlisted nominees.

The winner of the award will be announced during the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which will this year come live from the SSE Arena, Belfast on Sunday 20 December.

Last year's winner was Claudia Fragapane, the young gymnast who became the first British woman in 84 years to win four gold medals at one Commonwealth Games. Like many BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year nominees, Claudia is a School Games alumnus, having competed in the 2011 edition in Sheffield.

Previous winners include Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney, Ellie Simmonds, Josef Craig and Lauren Taylor.

Nominees have to be 17 and under on the 1 January 2015 and nominations close on Friday 13 November 2015. For full terms and conditions and to nominate a young sportsperson click here.

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has again joined forces with Blue Peter to offer one young viewer the chance to join the panel - sitting alongside some of our leading sports stars to decide this year's shortlist. The lucky viewer will be selected from those who have applied for a Blue Peter Sport Badge. Applications for a Sport Badge are still open.

The panel for this year's BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year will be announced at a later date.

Youth Sport Trust Head of Sport Will Roberts said: "It's truly inspiring to see the number of young people rising up across a range of sports. It's not easy to shortlist just ten athletes from such a wealth of talent and I wish all those nominated in the best of luck. I hope that all those involved will go on to inspire the next generation of youngsters in highlighting the power of sport to change young people's lives for the better."

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