West Suffolk Sports Awards 2018 Sponsored by Greene King

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

Venue: Tattersalls, Newmarket

 

ENTRIES FOR THE 2018 WEST SUFFOLK SPORTS AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED

We have received over 85 nominations and they are currently being reviewed by a selected panel of expert judges. The winners will be announced LIVE on the West Suffolk Sports Awards Facebook during the awards ceremony on Thursday 27 September 2018. Like and follow the page here to receive updates as and when they happen.

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We're delighted to announce that the West Suffolk Sports Awards are back for 2018 on Thursday 27th September 2018 at Tattersalls, Newmarket!

Tattersalls, the oldest bloodstock auctioneers in the world and the largest in Europe, offering 10,000 thoroughbred horses each year, will provide the perfect backdrop on 27th September for the glittering celebration of West Suffolk’s truly great sporting community including sports men and women, volunteers, coaches, mums and dads, teachers and clubs.

 

Nomination Criteria

The Sports Personality of the Year Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schools should hold 2017/18 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

The 2017 Winners...

 

The Most Active Workplace Award Sponsored by Allied Health Professionals

Winner: SANOFI

Shortlisted: Treatt

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The School of the Year Award Sponsored by Verse Facilities Management

Winner: COUNTY UPPER SCHOOL

Shortlisted: Westley Middle School & Abbotts Green Primary School

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The Unsung Hero Award Sponsored by Unison

Winner: ANN WILLIAMSON

Shortlisted: Susan Loveday & Neville Pettit

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The Community Volunteer of  the Year Award Sponsored by Newprint

Winner: ALLAN LOVEDAY

Shortlisted: Martha Lebentz & Steve Neumann/Hannah Jewers

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The Triumph Over Adversity Award

Winner: DAVID SWALES

Shortlisted: Stephen Williams & Phoebe Hastings

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

Winner: WYN JONES

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The Individual Performance/Achievement Award Sponsored by Matrix

Winner: ANNA STREET

Shortlisted: Steph Hanratty & Joanne Rackham

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The Coach of the Year Award Sponsored by Suffolk Sport

Winner: PAUL HOPE

Shortlisted: Bill Williams & Amy Linton

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People's Champion Sponsored by Iliffe Media

Winner: DAVID SWALES

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People's Youth Champion Sponsored by Newmarket Racecourses

Winner: PHOEBE HASTINGS

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Club of the Year Award Sponsored by Music Sales

Winner: JETTS NETBALL CLUB

Shortlisted: Haverhill Rovers Football Club & Bury Bicycle Collective

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Young Sports Personality of the Year Award Sponsored by Paddy & Scott's

Winner: ESTHER LITTLE

Shortlisted: Rhys Turnbull-Bester & Phoebe Parker

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Sports Personality of the Year Award Sponsored by Greene King

Winner: IAN PARKER

Shortlisted: Callum Wilkinson & Anna Street

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