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Harborough District Sports Awards 2017

Join us in celebrating the sporting achievements of local clubs and athletes as well as recognising the hard work of those behind the scenes.

This year has seen a refresh of the categories open for nomination. This is a reflection of the increasing diversity of sport and physical activity opportunities available across the District.

Do you know a local volunteer who goes the extra mile? Perhaps there is someone in your local community that has set up a group to promote physical activity?

Be sure to nominate them so that all of their hard work can be rewarded.

Nominees must live, represent a club or provide physical activity sessions in the District of Harborough.

Nominations open on Monday 18th September with entries available below, and paper copies available at the HDC offices on request.

Entries will close on Monday 16th October. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to an awards ceremony on Thursday 16th November 2017 at Leicester Grammar School.

If you have any queries, please contact the Sport and Health team at HDC at activetogether@Harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 828282 and ask for the team.


Nomination Categories

Sportsman of the Year

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over, who has achieved success at a national or international level: exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Sportswoman of the Year

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over, who has achieved success at a national or international level: exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Junior Sportsman of the year

Aged under 18 on 31 August 2017, this award is for a young individual who has made significant progress in their field of sport, exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Aged under 18 on 31 August 2017, this award is for a young individual who has made significant progress in their field of sport, exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Community Impact Award

An individual or a group that has developed a sport or physical activity project or had a positive influence to inspire others to become more active in the community.

Team of the Year

A team of 2 or more people who have achieved success or competed at a consistently high level throughout the year; demonstrated fair play, a good sporting attitude or have promoted positive participation behaviours.

Physical Activity Star Award

An individual who has significantly gained a positive health benefit over the last 12 months through physical activity.

Twilight Achiever of the Year

An individual aged 65 years plus, who in the last year has tried a new sport and has seen the positive impact of physical activity and encourages others to get and stay active.

Club of the Year

This award is for a club who has achieved some or more of the following in the last 12 months: gained or attained NGB accreditation, has evidenced commitment to volunteer recruitment and upskilling the volunteer workforce including increased membership and participation levels and has demonstrated successful partnership working

Junior Volunteer of the Year

This award is for an individual under the age of 18,who has demonstrated enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to a physical activity or sport.

Senior Volunteer of the Year

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over who has demonstrated enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to a physical activity or sport.

Disabled Sports Star of the Year

Has achieved at a high level in their sport, has overcome barriers to participation and is acting as a positive role model for people within their community.


Nomination Form

Please enter all information required below.

Harborough District Sports Awards 2017 Nomination Form

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Please select the category for your nomination - criteria details are at the top of this page

Please give as much detail as to why you believe the nominee meets the nomination criteria within the word limit