The shortlist for the 2018 Isle of Man Sport Awards, sponsored by Microgaming PlayItForward, has been announced today (Thursday).

The event, which will take place on Thursday, April 4 at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina, will look back on 2018 and recognise athletes for their successful sporting achievements.

2018 Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Microgaming PlayItForward

Lee Cain (motorcycling)

Mark Christian (cycling)

Conor Cummins (motorcycling)

Tim Kneale (shooting)

Daniel McCanney (enduro)

Jamie McCanney (enduro)

Danny Roberts (boxing)

2018 Sportswoman of the Year, sponsored by Microgaming PlayItForward

Charlotte Atkinson (swimming)

Anna Christian (cycling)

Rachael Franklin (athletics)

Zoe Gillings-Brier (snowboarding)

Elizabeth Holden (cycling)

Yasmin Ingham (equestrian)

Erika Kelly (race walking)

Libby Priest (equestrian)

2018 Under 21 Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by SMP Partners

Nathan Harrison (motorcycling)

Adam Long (football)

Nino Ontoy (Taekwondo)

Dean Pinnington (football)

Bevan Rodd (rugby)

Shaun Wylde (weightlifting)

2018 Under 21 Sportswoman of the Year, sponsored by Newfield

Charlotte Clarke (tennis)

Sinead Cox (equestrian)

Ana Dawson (golf)

Olivia Marshall (swimming)

Amelia Sharpe (cycling)

Sophie Taylor (equestrian)

Nan Williams (netball)

2018 Disability Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Keystone Law

Chloe Chadwick (equestrian)

Letisha Ellis (swimming)

Ben Grainger (swimming)

Sean Jackson (football)

Zoe Lambie (race walking)

Chris Mitchell (motorcycling)

Karl Monaghan (Special Olympics)

2018 Sports Team of the Year, sponsored by Conister Bank

IoM Athletics Northern League Team (athletics)

IoM Ladies Hockey Team (hockey)

IoM Senior Netball Team (netball)

IoM Under 17s Netball Team (netball)

Manx Harriers Ladies Team (athletics)

Ramsey Ladies Hockey Team (hockey)

2018 Sports Administrator of the Year, sponsored by Isle of Man Newspapers

Petra Atchison (athletics)

Leonie Cooil (Commonwealth Games)

Gary Cooper (cycling)

Debbie Shimmin (hockey)

Richie Stevenson (fell running)

Robbie Watterson (athletics)

2018 IOM Sports Ambassador, sponsored by the Department for Enterprise

Sam Brand (cycling)

Mark Cavendish (cycling)

Philip Cringle (rugby)

Tom Gandy (golf)

Zoe Gillings-Brier (snowboarding)

Caroline Whitehead (badminton)

2018 Sports Coach of the Year, sponsor Manx Radio

Claire Battye (netball)

Chris Brannigan (rugby)

Jamie Brown (hockey)

Steve Partington (athletics)

Ian Watson (tennis)

John Whitlow (athletics)

2018 Veteran Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Crowe Isle of Man

Adrian Beale (mountain biking)

Karen Chiarello (athletics)

Gianni Epifani (athletics)

Gail Griffiths (athletics)

Clive McGreal (Lawn Bowls)

Janet Monk (Crown Green Bowls)

Hannah Riley (athletics)

2018 Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Mylchreests Group

The recipient of this award is selected by the Sports Awards committee.

Full story in this week’s Manx Independent.