Active Harlow Awards

Active Harlow Awards logoThe Active Harlow Awards celebrate and recognise local sporting talent in the Harlow area. 

The event last took place in 2019 and was a big success with over 150 people attending and five-time gold medal-winning Paralympian Noel Thatcher MBE presenting the awards.

For this year’s awards, the Sports Personality of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Unsung Hero shortlisted finalists went to a public vote to decide the winners and runners-up.

The winners of the other 7 categories were decided by a panel, with members from the council and the local community.


Winners of Harlow Sports Awards 2019
Award Winner Runners up
Sports Personality of the Year Daniel Adams (bowls) Shemar Boldiszar (athletics) and Steven Mitchinson (bowls)
Young Sports Personality of the Year Alessandro Rioda (swimming) Curtis and Sophia Elton (ice skating) and Danny Raymond (athletics)
Coach of the Year Luke Shipwright (Harlow Jiu-Jitsu) Vincent Lawrence (Harlow Athletic Club) and Richard Chiassaro (Harlow Wheelchair Racing Squad)
Community Club of the Year Harlow Hawks Basketball Club Harlow Running and Tri Club and Harlow Jiu-Jitsu
Unsung Hero Martin Gladwin (Harlow Town Cricket Club) Shab Niaz (Harlow Hawks Basketball Club) and John Gillespie (Harlow parkrun and Harlow junior parkrun)
Young Volunteer Lucy Gallagher (Harlow Penguins Swimming Club) Thomas Penketh (Harlow junior parkrun) and Cara Thornton (Harlow Penguins Swimming Club)
Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity Changing Lives in Harlow CIC Harlow parkrun and Paringdon Pirates Walking Football Club
The Inclusive Communities Award Griffin Bowls Club Paringdon Pirates Walking Football Club and ((BOUNCE))
Education Champion of the Year Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery Pemberley Academy
Active Workplace of the Year Pemberley Academy HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd