2012 was a great year for disabled sport, with a huge boost from the Paralympics.
But there are local awards, which can be just as important in encouraging anyone with a disability to take up a sporting challenge.
You can watch the full report from Derek Proud below.
To find out more about how you can nominate someone for an awards, click here.
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