THREE local sporting stars have been nominated for top awards in the Yorkshire Electricity Sports Awards.

Trials rider Dougie Lampkin has been shortlisted for two of the top awards, Sports Personality of the Year and for Top Male Achiever.

Last year he became both indoor and outdoor world champion and led Britain to its first ever success in the World TEams championship, the Inter-Nations Cup. He was also crowned 1997 British Trials Champion after winning all six rounds in a clean sweep of the competition.

Anna Jagan, from Stanbury, has been shortlisted in the Junior Girl Under-14 category.

Anna, who celebrates her 14th birthday today, is an orienteer who won the Jan Kjellstrom International Championship . Her victory came despite running in the Under-15 section against girls who were older.

At the Junior National Inter-regional competition Anna also took first place in the individual Under-15 section and was a member of the Under-15 relay team.

Natasha Clark, who launched a drive to introduce competitive rounders to the area, has been shortlisted in the Top Female Achiever category of the awards.

The 27-year-old captained the England ladies Rounders team to victory in their games against Wales and the British Armed Forces, a team which included the best of the Royal Airforce, Navy and the Army. In addition her club, which is a mixed team, won the South Yorkshire Rounders League Division One championship.

The awards are to be presented during a gathering of Yorkshire's top sporting talent at Leeds United's Elland Road ground on February 6.

Yorkshire Electricity's chief executive, Graham Hall said: Yorkshire electricity's support for the Awards is part of a commitment to playing a leading role in supporting activities which benefit both the community and its business.

"We are delighted these awards recognise the sporting stars of today - and of the the future."

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