FOOTBALL legend Chris Kamara has joined forces with an Oxfordshire pub to reward local ‘good sports’ – unsung heroes who give up their weekends to watch friends and family play sports whatever the weather.

The Bystander pub in Wootton is calling for local residents to nominate someone they think deserves a special reward.

The chosen ‘good sport’ will win £500 and the chance to meet Kamara, who will join them in cheering on their local sports team from the sideline, as well as a free meal at the Besselsleigh Road pub.

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Dawn Jones-Poynter, general manager at the Bystander, said: “Nothing beats the atmosphere at a local sports game or event - and it really is the spectators who make all the difference.

"We see plenty of ‘good sports’ in Wootton joining the team for a pint or two at the pub after the game, having selflessly given up their weekend to cheer on their friends and family, come rain or shine.

“That’s why we’re giving back to local community heroes in Wootton and giving them some well-earned recognition for their ongoing dedication and support."

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Mr Kamara added: “Whilst it’s the players on the pitch that usually get all the glory, we thought it was high time for the fantastic fans on the sidelines to get some well-deserved recognition.

"I know firsthand how important it is to have the fans behind you during a nail-biting game, so I can’t wait to meet the ‘good sport’ in the community and look forward to raising a glass to the unsung heroes of the beautiful game.”

Nominations are open until April 17 via