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Tom Marquand among final three for 2015 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

10 Dec 2015

Stobart Champion Apprentice Tom Marquand among the contenders for the prestigious BBC award.

Stobart Flat Champion Apprentice Tom Marquand has been announced as one of the three contenders for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year title, awarded in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday 20 December.

Marquand, who is based at Richard Hannon’s Herridge Stables yard in Marlborough, stars alongside Ellie Downie (Gymnastics) and Tully Kearney (Para-Swimming) in the hunt to be crowned this year’s winner.

The award has a rich history, with previous winners including England’s all-time goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and national diving icon, Tom Daley.

The shortlist was selected by a panel, from nominations made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust and in partnership with Blue Peter.

The overall winner, selected by the panel, will be presented with their award at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which comes live from The SSE Arena, Belfast on Sunday 20 December (18:50, BBC One).

The BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year is awarded to an outstanding young sportsperson who was aged 17 or under on 1 January 2015.