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North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sport and Health Awards Criteria 2019

Nominations for the Sport and Health Awards 2019 are now open! Visit here to submit your nomination online now!

The North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sport and Health Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday 28th November at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick. Join in the conversation now using #ProudNWL #Activity4All

What are the categories for the Sport and Health Awards 2019 and who won in 2018?

This year we have 15 award categories which include;

1. Primary School of the Year

Criteria: This award is for primary schools that have achieved sporting success within the qualifying period. This can be through winning competitions, or through increasing participation rates and creating sport for all across the school. Nominees should have created a number of sporting opportunities during the qualifying period, improved the quality of sporting provisions at the school and achieved sporting success. Nominees should also engage with community sport and create strong links with local clubs. This award is for all schools located within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Ashby Willesley Primary School

2. Secondary (High and Upper) School of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to the secondary/high school that has achieved outstanding competitive success during the qualifying period. This can be through winning competitions, or through increasing participation rates and creating sport for all across the school. Nominees should have created a number of sporting opportunities during the nomination period, improved the quality of sporting provisions at the school and achieved sporting success. Nominees should also engage with community sport and create strong links with local clubs. This award is for all schools located within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Forest Way School

3. School Team of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to the secondary/high school that has achieved outstanding competitive success during the qualifying period. This can be through winning competitions, or through increasing participation rates and creating sport for all across the school. Nominees should have created a number of sporting opportunities during the nomination period, improved the quality of sporting provisions at the school and achieved sporting success. Nominees should also engage with community sport and create strong links with local clubs. This award is for all schools located within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Newbridge High School, KS3 Boys Badminton

4. Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Criteria: A sportsperson who has excelled in his/her chosen sport or as a member of a club, demonstrating considerable commitment. Rankings and achievements made during the qualifying period must be given. Nominees are considered inspirational and to be a positive role model to others. They have used their achievements and experiences to make a positive impact on their community and/or club. Must be under 18 years old during the qualifying period. Nominees must live, attend school or represent a club within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Junior Sportsman of the Year: Matt Stretton & Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Eleanor Orme-Herbert

5. Junior Volunteer of the Year

Criteria: This award recognises the important work carried out by volunteers or up-and-coming coach/officials. Determination and commitment to continued professional development through completion of courses and/or workshops as a volunteer or coach/official should be evidenced. Demonstration of the support and opportunities provided by the volunteer to participants should be provided. They should be considered an inspiration and positive role model for other young people, acting in a responsible and professional manner. Must be under 18 years old during qualifying period. Nominees must live, attend school or represent a club within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Leoni Fielding

6. Junior Team of the Year

Criteria: Professional or community sports teams (able bodied or disabled) are eligible for nomination in this category. The team has displayed excellence in their chosen sport. Details of rankings and achievements during the qualifying period must be given. Demonstration of dedication and commitment from the team members and those involved in supporting the team (e.g. coaches) should be evidenced. Must be under 18 years old during qualifying period. Team must have a home venue, pitch or facility within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Ashby Castle Lawn Tennis Club, Boys 12 and under - A

7. Senior Sportsperson of the Year

Criteria: A sportsperson who has excelled in their chosen sport or as a member of a club. Rankings and achievements during the qualifying period must be given. Has demonstrated considerable commitment, and are considered an inspiration and act as a positive role model to others. Has used their achievements and experiences to make a positive impact on their community and/or club. Nominees must live or be part of a club within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Bonita Robinson

8. Senior Coach/Volunteer of the Year

Criteria: Nominee has had a positive impact on others as a result of giving their time for free within sport and physical activity. Contribution of volunteer to encourage more people to start, stay or succeed in sport and physical activity. They must have demonstrated a significant commitment to sport in the community, contributing a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time within the qualifying period, widening access to sport and physical activity through their volunteering. Should be considered an inspiration and positive role model for participants and their peers, and have built strong relationships and links with clubs, schools and/or other community organisations. Nominees must live or coach/volunteer within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Chrissie Dover

9. Senior Team of the Year

Criteria: Professional or community sports teams (able bodied or disabled) are eligible for nomination in this category. The team has displayed excellence in their chosen sport and details of achievements during the qualifying period must be given. Demonstration of dedication and commitment from the team members and those involved in supporting the team (e.g. coaches). The team must have a home venue, pitch or facility within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - New Lount Bowls Club

10. Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Criteria: Sports person with a learning and/or physical disability who has excelled and/or exceeded all expectations in their performances during the qualifying period. Examples of local, county, regional, national and international competitions entered with placings required. Examples of acting as a role model to club members and the community. Nominees must live, attend a school or represent a club within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Freddie Bradley

11. Club of the Year

Criteria: The nominated club can demonstrate commitment to the development of the members of their club, including participants, coaches and volunteers. Are a club providing a sport/sports recognised by Sport England. Committed to raising standards and have achieved, or at least be working towards, sport specific ClubMark, or an equivalent, in order to work with young people. The club must have engaged well with their local community during the qualifying period, and have a pre-existing developed and effective management structure which will sustain the club in the future. Actively encourages members to start, stay and succeed in sport, and has widened access to their sport to include people who do not normally have the opportunity to take part, engaging people from 'hard to reach' groups. Club must have a home venue, pitch, or facility within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Ashby Lawn Tennis Club

12. Healthy Lifestyle Award

Criteria: This award is for nominees that have made a positive change to their health and overall lifestyle. This can be through their own motivation or by participating on the Health Referral programme, or other intervention schemes. Nominees must live within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Philippa David

13. Community Award

Criteria: This award is for a project or initiative that has made a significant impact to the local community with regards to sport, physical activity, health or wellbeing. This can be, for example, through volunteering/coaching, organised events that fundraise to support local sports clubs/groups/charities or community groups/initiatives that are set up to get more people active and involved in sport or physical activity. Nominees must be based in, run events in, or support people from North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Coalville Diabetes Support Group

14. Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity

Criteria: This special award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to sport and physical activity in North West Leicestershire over a number of years showing exceptional commitment – a real unsung hero. They will have 'gone over and above' the call of duty. A true role model for others. Nominees must live or support a club/physical activity within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - Ed Kendall, Ashby Hockey Club

15. Active Age Award

Criteria: This award recognises the importance of being fit and active for good health in older age. Nominees, aged 60+ years, whom show great personal motivation and commitment to staying active by regularly taking part in physical activity or sport. They have benefited physically, socially and/or mentally from remaining physically active. Examples of how they stay fit and healthy regularly, and how they have benefitted must be detailed. Nominees must live or take part in physical activity/sport regularly within North West Leicestershire.

2018 winner - This is a new award this year so do you know someone who can win it for the first time?