‘Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to Sport and Health’
The Virtual Sports and Health Awards 2021
What is happening this year?
The team have made the decision that this year our awards will remain online, so join us now in nominating and celebrating your outstanding athletes, teams, groups, clubs and schools!
We know that many of our residents, sports clubs, schools, local organisations and groups, have shown great resilience and determination to keep active, or provide services so that other people can, during the challenging times we continue to face. So, we want to reco
gnise your work and say thank you to those who are keeping active and helping others to stay happy and well.
How will the awards run this year?
The awards will run in a similar way to the Activity Heroes in 2020, however this year we also want to celebrate with you and have a virtual awards ceremony- Sponsored by Simon Coope Karate
Once you nominate someone in one of the 7 categories your nomination will be reviewed by the team. Once reviewed our team will do a post on our Facebook page with an online certificate recognising and celebrating your nomination. Once the nominations close in October 2021 the panel will review all of the nominees and agree on our finalists and winners. Then on Thursday 2nd December, our finalists and winners will be announced! After this our team will send a certificate in the post to the top three nominees in each category plus a rosette to the winner.
How can I nominate someone?
It’s easy to nominate someone for the awards. Visit our simple online form here now and complete your nomination.
When do nominations open and close?
Thursday 1st July- Sunday 3rd October 2021
What are the categories?
This year the awards are split into 7 categories. They include:
- Junior team - Sponsored by Oakland International
Criteria: A junior team that 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. If you team or club has not been able to train or complete a season this year but you have adapted in other ways, please consider the club of the year award.
- Disabled sportsperson- Sponsored by EMH group
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. Demonstrations of individuals who have shown resilience and determination to continue to train displaying excellence or have adapted in other ways to stay physically active during lockdown and post lockdown. Examples of acting as a role model to club members and the community.
- Club of the year- Sponsored by NWL sport
Criteria: We are looking for clubs that have engaged well with their local community and members during a difficult pandemic period. That actively encourages members, that have adapted during pandemic restrictions to continue to provide opportunities for members to remain active and engaged. A club that has demonstrated support for the wellbeing of their members. 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(s) recognised by Sport England. Committed to raising standards and have achieved, or at least be working towards, sport specific ClubMark, or an equivalent. The club should have a pre-existing and effective management structure which will sustain the club in the future. The club must have a home venue, pitch, or facility within North West Leicestershire.
- Healthy Lifestyle- Sponsored by Staying Healthy Partnership
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 NWLDC Exercise Referral Scheme, or other intervention schemes. They may have made positive lifestyle changes despite periods of isolation and a lack of provision. Nominees must live within North West Leicestershire
- School of the year- NJR
Criteria: This award is for both primary and secondary schools that have demonstrated a focus on PE, school sport and physical activity within the qualifyingperiod. This includes provision for children that spent lockdown at home/in school and since schools fully reopened in March. This can be providing opportunities for increasing participation, promoting the health benefits of sport and physical activity and creating sport for all across the school. Nominees should have created a number of sporting opportunities during the qualifying period. Nominees should also engage with school sports partnership, NGB’s, local/regional and national partners. This award is for all schools located
- Junior activator- Everyone Active
Criteria: This award recognises the important work carried out by young coaches, volunteers, officials. Determination and commitment to continued professional development through completion of courses and/or workshops as a volunteer or coach/official should be evidenced where possible. Demonstration of the support and adapting in order to continue this support and inspire others despite restriction (where possible) 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/ session/ group within North West Leicestershire.
- Activity Hero - Springboard Business centre
Criteria: This award recognises an individual or group who have had positive impact on others as a result of giving their time, either coaching, volunteering or officiating, free within sport and physical activity. Contribution of nominee to encourage more people to start, stay or succeed in physical activity. They must have demonstrated a significant commitment to the community throughout lockdown. 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
What about the virtual ceremony?
Our awards ceremony will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams. We invite you to watch the awards with us on Thursday 2nd December 6-7pm. The winners will be announced by our ‘special guests’ and presented by BBC Radio Leicester’s Ian Stringer.
The link to access the awards will be made available on this page a week before the event.
If you have any questions about this year's virtual Sports and Health Awards please contact Emma: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01530 454835 (phone are open).
The Activity Heroes (Sports and Health Awards) 2020
- Last year we celebrated the amazing achievements and community spirit of our residents despite the fact that restrictions have prevented our normal awards ceremony. Residents sent online nominations for those that have kept active, achieved a challenge or supported others to stay active.
We received 108 nominations. The winners were..
1st- Wayne Morant
2nd- Lelia Mckenzie
3rd- Clare Leafe
Last updated: Thu 1 July, 2021 @ 13:29