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North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sport and Health Awards Criteria 2018

All nominations are for achievements from September 2017 to September 2018. This excludes the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity.
Athletes are considered in the senior category if they are 18 or over by the start of the eligibility period (1st September 2017). All nominees must either be living in, represent a school or club within North West Leicestershire.

Senior Sportsperson of the Year
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A sportsperson who has excelled in their chosen sport or as a member of a club. Rankings and achievements made during the eligibility period must be given. Has demonstrated considerable com-mitment. Are an inspiration and positive role model to others. Has used his achievements and experiences to make a positive impact on his community and/or club. Must be over 18 years by the start of the eligibility period (1st Sept 2017). Nominees must live or part of a North West Leicestershire club.

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

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

Senior Team of the Year

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 made during the eligibility 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 in North West Leicestershire.

Club of the Year

Club must have a home venue, pitch, facility in North West Leicestershire. Can demonstrate commit-ment 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 Clubmark or an equivalent quality mark or affiliation. Has built strong links with schools/North West Leicestershire District Council in order to engage with young people. Engages with the local community. Developed an effective management structure. Has put in place a club infrastructure which will sustain the club in the future. Actively encourages members to start, stay and succeed in sport. Has widened access to their sport to include people who do not nor-mally have the opportunity to take part / targeted work at engaging people from 'hard to reach' groups.

Senior Volunteer/Coach of the Year

Nominee has made a positive impact on others through their giving their time for free in sport and physical activity. Contribution of volunteer to encourage more people to start, stay or succeed in sport and physical activity. Has demonstrated a significant contribution to sport in the community, contributing a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time in the eligibility period. Widening access to sport and physical activity through their volunteering. An inspiration and positive role model for participants and their peers. Has built strong relationships and links with clubs, schools and/or other community organisations. This award recognises the important work carried out by an coach through his or her coaching achievements to date. Evidence of determination to develop as a coach. Evidence of the provision of opportunities and support to participants. Examples of qualifications and professional development undertaken. Nominees must live or attend school or represent a club in North West Leicestershire

Junior Volunteer of the Year

Nominee must be aged under 18 years during the qualifying period. This award recognises the important work carried out by volunteers or up-and-coming coach/officials. Evidence of determination to develop as a volunteer or coach/official. Evidence of the provision of opportunities and support to participants. An inspiration and positive role model for other young people, acting in a responsible and professional manner. Commitment to improving the standard of their volunteering through undertaking sports courses. Examples of qualifications and professional development undertaken. Under 18 years old during qualifying period. Nominees must live or attend school or represent a club in North West Leicestershire.

Junior Sportsman of the Year

A sportsman who has excelled in his chosen sport or as a member of a club. Rankings and achievements made during the eligibility period must be given. Has demonstrated considerable commitment. Are an inspiration and positive role model to others. Has used his achievements and experiences to make a positive impact on his community and /or club. Must be under 18 years dur-ing the qualifying period. Nominees must live or attend school or represent a club in North West Leicestershire.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year

A sportswoman who has excelled in her chosen sport or as a member of a club. Rankings and achievements made during the eligibility period must be given. Has demonstrated considerable commitment. Are an inspiration and positive role model to others. Has used her achievements and experiences to make a positive impact on her community and /or club. Must be under 18 years during the qualifying period. Nominees must live or attend school or represent a club in North West Leicestershire.

Junior Team of the Year

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 achieve-ments made during the eligibility period must be given. Demonstration of dedication and commit-ment from the team members and those involved in supporting the team (e.g. coaches). Under 18 years old during qualifying period. Team must have a home venue, pitch or facility in North West Leicestershire.

School Team of the Year

Awarded to the school team that has achieved outstanding competitive success during the qualify-ing period. Schools must be located within North West Leicestershire.

Primary School of the Year

This award is for primary schools that have achieved sporting success in 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 high numbers of sporting opportunities during the nomination period, improved the quality of sporting provisions at the school & achieved sporting success. Nominees should also engage with community sport and create strong links with local clubs. This award is for all schools within North West Leicestershire.

Secondary (Higher & Upper) School of the Year

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 high numbers of sporting opportunities during the nomination period, improved the quality of sporting provisions at the school & achieved sporting success. Nominees should also engage with community sport and create strong links with local clubs. Schools must be located within North West Leicestershire.

Healthy Lifestyle Award
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This award is for nominees that have made a positive change to their health and lifestyle. This can be through their own motivation or participating on the Health Referral programme or other intervention schemes.

Community Award

This award is for a project or intervention that has made a significant impact to their local community with regards to sport and physical activity. This can be through volunteering/coaching, supporting local sport or fundraising to support local sport.

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity
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This special award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and dedication to sport and physical activity in North West Leicestershire over a number of years – a real un-sung hero. Gone above and beyond the call of duty. A role model for others.