Harlow Sports Awards

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The aim of the Harlow Sports Awards is to celebrate and recognise local sporting talent and achievements in the Harlow area. The awards are nominated by members of the public and organised by Harlow Council.

The event last took place in 2016 and was a big success with over 100 nominations being received and former Arsenal Ladies, England and Team GB captain, now Manchester United Ladies Football Manager, Casey Stoney being the guest speaker.

The 2018 event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the support of our partners Phoenix Live, who are helping organise the event, and Decathlon Harlow who will be providing some prizes. 

This year's event will be held at the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre on the evening of 22 November 2018.  There will be a reception with entertainment from Phoenix Live and canapes being provided by Skylight Restaurant in the Gibberd Gallery before the event.  

Nominations for the 2018 Harlow Sports Awards closed on 14 October. 

Categories

Award       
Category criteria

 

Active in the Workplace

 

An employee/employer who has been the driving force behind getting colleagues within their organisation active. The employee/employer has implemented innovative ideas to change sedentary behaviour in the workplace by creating an environment that encourages physical activity within the working day and embeds an ethos of staff health and wellbeing.

 

Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity

 

An organisation, group or individual who can demonstrate they have made a positive impact on people’s lives through a sport or physical activity project. For example by increasing participation, promoting stronger, safer communities or improving health and wellbeing.

 

Coach of the Year

 

This should be someone who is committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their athletes and/ or to helping other coaches to develop. Someone who goes above and beyond.

The coach must hold a current, recognised coaching qualification.

 

Community Club of the Year

 

A local club that has significantly developed and/or performed well in the last year at district, county, regional or international level.

The club must hold ClubMark or equivalent NGB accreditation.

 

Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

 

An athlete who has made a significant impact in the last year at a national or international level, either individually or as part of a team.

Open to all ages and disabilities.

 

Education Champion of the Year

 

A school, college, university or early years setting that gives its pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high quality physical education and extra curriculum sport and helps young people to understand and embrace daily exercise for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. The institution should show a continued commitment to club links.

 

Services to Inclusive Sport

 

An individual or an organisation that has made a significant contribution in the last year to advancing sport and physical activity for people with disabilities.

 

Sports Personality of the Year

 

An athlete who has made a significant impact in the last year at a national or international level, either individually, or as part of a team.

Must be aged 18 or over on 1st September 2018.

 

 

Unsung Hero

 

 

A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be a dedicated volunteer within a sports club setting who you feel deserves recognition for their commitment to supporting and developing the club and its members.

Must be aged 18 or over on 1st September 2018.

 

Young Sports Personality of the Year

 

An athlete who has made a significant impact over the last year at a regional, national or international level, either individually, or as part of a team.

Must be aged under 18 on 1st September 2018.

 

Young Volunteer

 

 

A young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be a dedicated volunteer within a sports club setting who you feel deserves recognition for their commitment to supporting and developing the club and its members.

Must be aged under 18 on 1st September 2018.

 

Exceptional nominations will be automatically nominated for the Active Essex Sports Awards 2018.

Please contact our Sports and Leisure Policy and Development Officer on 01279 446435 if you need more information or are interested in sponsorship opportunities.