BBC announces Young Sports Personality award top 10

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011

Venue:
Media City UK, Salford Quays
Date:
Thursday, 22 December
Time:
2000 GMT
Coverage:
BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website
2011 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year nominees
2011 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year nominees

The cream of young British sports people have been named in a shortlist of 10 contenders for this year's BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

Liam Broady, Sally Brown, Tom Daley, Lucy Garner, Jack Laugher, Pat McCormack, Laura Robson, Eleanor Simmonds, Lauren Taylor and Anthony Watson have all made the shortlist and one of them will be crowned 2011 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, at the awards show on 22 December.

The accolade, which is awarded by the BBC in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is decided by a panel chaired by BBC Sport presenter John Inverdale.

The panel also included BBC Sport presenters Jake Humphrey, Ore Oduba, Sonali Shah and previous Young Sports Personality of the Year winner Amy Spencer.

Together, they worked through a huge list of contenders to pick the top 10. All of the young hopefuls have either achieved international success at junior level, or have performed supremely well for their age at senior level.

Past winners of the Young Sports Personality trophy include Tom Daley, Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Eleanor Simmonds.

To find out more about this year's contenders, check out our Young Sports Personality top 10 photo gallery.

BBC School Reporters from Hamble Community Sports College in Southampton have put questions to each of the Young Sports Personality top 10, click on the links below to see what they had to say.

Liam Broady - Tennis

Sally Brown - Athletics

Tom Daley - Diving

Lucy Garner - Cycling

Jack Laugher - Diving

Pat McCormack - Boxing

Laura Robson - Tennis

Eleanor Simmonds - Swimming

Lauren Taylor - Golf

Anthony Watson - Rugby Union

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