Billy Dearden, We Salute You!

Last updated : 01 December 2003 By Rob Davies
And the award goes to...
Dearden now is Nottingham's representative in the BBC East Midlands award, and he will face fellow sportstars such as Lincoln boss Keith Alexander and England rugby hero, Martin Johnson.

Incredibly, Dearden beat down Radio Red's very own Andy Reid down into second place, with cricketer Chris Read down in third place.

Dearden scooped 48% of the vote, with Reid (football) getting 45% and Read (cricket) 8%.

On behalf of NCM and I'm sure the majority of supporters I'd like to congratulate Bill on this award, maybe they'll give us some more coverage now!