West Suffolk Sports Awards

Thursday 28th September

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

 

The Sports Awards are back for 2017 and we can't wait for another fantastic evening to celebrate local sporting talent.

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath have combined their sports awards into one bigger and better event; the West Suffolk Sports Awards. This event, ran by Abbeycroft Leisure, is sponsored by Greene King and will take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Thursday 28th September. 

Nominations have now closed and are in the process of being judged by our expert panel.

Nomination Criteria

The Sports Personality of the Year Award sponsored by Greene King

The following criteria will be considered when shortlisting for Sports Personality of the Year:
An outstanding contribution towards their sport(s) and/ or their club(s)
A commitment to developing themselves and others as sporting volunteers
Inspiring others in the community to take part in sport and physical activity
Works towards encouraging sporting participation within but not limited to their peers and the local community.
An ambassador for sporting ethos.

The Young Sports Personality of the Year Award Sponsored by Paddy and Scotts

The following criteria will be considered when shortlisting for Young Sports Personality of the Year:
An outstanding contribution towards their sport(s) and/ or their club(s)
A commitment to developing themselves and others as sporting volunteers
Inspiring others in the community to take part in sport and physical activity
Works towards encouraging sporting participation within but not limited to their peers and the local community.
An ambassador for sporting ethos.

The Unsung Hero Award sponsored by Unison

A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be an official, committee member, helper or anyone else who you feel deserves recognition for their dedication. Please note – qualified coaches should be nominated for the ‘Coach of the Year’ award instead.

The Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District

A person who has contributed significantly to sport in their lifetime. This award will be made to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contribution to sport in West Suffolk over a long period of time. This award looks for someone who has shown considerable commitment to sport and can demonstrate the impact they have made to individuals and the wider community.

The Triumph Over Adversity Award Sponsored by Greene King

An individual, team or organisiation that has overcome obstacles and challenges to achieve success or make a valued contribution to their sport. Individuals could include performers, coaches, officials, committee members or other volunteers whom you feel deserves recognition for this effort in the face of adversity.

The Coach of the Year Award sponsored by Suffolk Sport

A coach who holds a valid national governing body coaching qualification and is committed to delivering the highest standard of coaching to their performers or to help other coaches develop. This award will be made to a coach who has supported the development and/or performance of athletes or teams and who has significantly increased or improved the sporting opportunities available.

The Community Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by Newprint Ltd

An individual who has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in local sport in any capacity.

The Most Active Workplace of the Year sponsored by Allied Health Professionals

A workplace or business which promotes the benefits of participating in sport and physical activity and ecnourages a healthy workforce.

The Club of the Year Award sponsored by Music Sales

A club that has achieved proven success and an excellent reputation in the community. THis could include achievements in specific areas such as junior membership, disability sport, community involvement etc. The Club of the Year Award is presented to a sports club that has made a significant impact to or contribition to the development of sport in the community. 

The Individual Performance/Achievement of the Year Award

An individual who has made a significant achievement or an outstanding performance during the year. This could have been overcoming adversity, performing on the naitonal stage or completing an incredible season of sport. Awarded to an individual who has achieved considerable success in their chosen sport within a competitive setting.

The Sports School of the Year Sponsored by Verse

Schools should hold 2016/17 School Hames Mark and/or a PE/YST Quality Mark and demonstrate active links with community sports clubs.
Primary Schools should be able to demonstrate innovative use of their PE and Sport Premium to enhance provision and have a report on how the premium has been spent and its subsequent impact available on the school website.
Secondary Schools should demonstrate how they support gifted and talented pupils and show how they actively engage those young people not otherwise participating in PE and School Sport.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate?

To enter online, simply fill in the details on the above form.
Alternatively, email your nomination to sportsawards@acleisurecom

Who can nominate?

Anyone! We receive a huge number of nominations from schools, sports organisations, family members, friends, clubs and coaches.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes!

Can I nominate the same person for more than one award?

Yes - but it must be completed on a separate nomination form so we can judge each nomination separately. You may also need to include different nomination information for a different category.

What information should I include in my nominations?

As much as you can! Remember, we can only judge from the information included in the nomination form so please include details of any top achievemnts, results or impact which relate to the award.

Can I attach more information?

Additional information will not be considered by the judging panel.

How are the award winners decided?

The awards winners will be judged by an independent panel, which includes individuals from Abbeycroft Leisure, Iliffe Media and Suffolk Sport. All nominees will be judged purely on the nomination form responses so please use the opportunity to show off! We want to know everything about our nominees and why they deserve to win, so please make your nominations as detailed as possible.

How can I sponsor an award?

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Gary.Atyes@acleisure.com 

I have another question

Please contact sportsawards@acleisure.com and we will get back to you