NETBALL star Helen Housby and cricket ace Paul Nixon are among a galaxy of stars who will be attending this year's Cumbria Sports Awards.

The glittering ceremony takes place on Friday, November 29, at the Low Wood Resort on the shores of Windermere, when it will be revealed who will succeed 2018 winner Housby as Cumbrian Sports Personality of the Year.

This year is the 40th staging of the event which celebrates the very best of Cumbria’s sporting excellence, and organisers Active Cumbria have received 115 nominations from a range of sports and activities.

“The standard of nominations has been extremely high again this year and as always we are left amazed at the wealth of sporting talent here in Cumbria and the breadth of sports being represented," said Active Cumbria senior operations manager Richard Johnston.

"We have world, European, and national as well as county champions, and will also be celebrating the people behind the scenes who are the glue that make sport happen."

Tickets for the event are £35, which includes a drinks reception and three course dinner, and are available by booking online at www.activecumbria.org/cumbriasportsawards. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information, contact Active Cumbria on 01228 226885.