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Sports Awards 2016

Charnwood is very fortunate to be blessed with a strong sporting history and community. The Charnwood Sports Awards celebrate the sporting success of individuals and teams throughout the borough. It's not just about recognising those who compete, but also celebrating the volunteers who give up their spare time to coach or work tirelessly behind the scenes to help a club run smoothly.

Nominations are now open, so to nominate an individual or team who you think showed outstanding sporting support or success between September, 2015 and August 31, 2016, please complete the online form below:

Please be aware that all nominees will be judged individually and multiple nominations for a person or team will not guarantee a placing. The deadline for nominations will be 5pm on September 30, 2016. Any awards entries made after this date will not be counted. For further information please contact Will Blanche, Senior Active Recreation Development Officer, on:


Awards categories

Our junior categories are open to individuals or teams aged under 18 on August 31, 2016. Our senior categories are open to individuals or teams aged 18 or over on August 31, 2016. Please read the specification carefully before nominating to ensure there is not a better fitting category for your nominee.

  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
    • This award is for an individual who has made significant progress in the field of sport; exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team.


  • Junior Team of the Year
    • This award is for a club team of two or more people that has achieved success or competed at a consistently high level and demonstrated fair play and good sporting attitude throughout the year. This may include school sports teams.


  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year (Community)
    • This award is for an individual who has made significant progress in the field of sport; exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team.


  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year (Elite)
    • This award is for an individual who has made significant progress in the field of the sport, exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team and competes at a national or international level.


  • Senior Team of the Year 
    • A team of two or more people who have achieved success or competed at a consistently high level, demonstrated fair play and a good sporting attitude throughout the year. This may include higher/further eduction school or university teams.


  • Volunteer of the Year 
    • This award is for an official, administrator or general helper who has demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to a sport or club, made a strong impact on a club or organisation through volunteering or shown a commitment to personal development, team working and supporting the development of other volunteers.


  • Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 
    • This award is for a sportsperson who has had a significant impact on disability sport; overcome barriers and exclusion to excel in sport; acts as a role model for other disabled people.


  • Coach of the Year
    • This award is for a qualified coach who has made an impact in their sport by increasing participation or improving individuals or teams skill level or performance, committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their performers or has a positive, encouraging attitude that has inspired, guided and influenced progression in their sport. This can include paid or voluntary and is open to over 18's only.


  • Club of the Year
    • This award is for a club that  has achieved some, or all, of the following: Gained or attained National Governing Body (NGB) accreditation; demonstrated successful partnerships with local schools and community organisations; evidenced commitment to volunteer recruitment, recognition and training including increased membership and participation levels. 


  • Contribution to School Sport 
    • For individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution within a Charnwood school environment and in some cases, exceeded expectations of their paid or voluntary roles. This can include adults other than teachers.


  • Outstanding Contribution to Physical Activity and Sport 
    • This award is for individuals or groups who have gone that extra mile to promote the benefits of physical activity or sport and who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes encouraging and supporting others, exceeding their expectations of their paid or voluntary role and has increased membership or participation levels at a local level.


  • Best Community Sport/Physical Activity Project
    • This award is for community groups or organisations that have set up a sport or activity project which has achieved a positive impact for local residents. (Nominations can include Sportivate, Community Games, Positive Activities projects).
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