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Active Harborough District Sports Awards 2018

The Harborough District Sports Awards are organised by the Local Sports Alliance, Active Harborough District to recognise the great sporting achievements and physical activity projects that are taking place across the District.

From athletes competing at a high level in their sport, to the tireless volunteers that make sure that the pitch is ready or the administration is done - their contribution to making Harborough a great District to live in is invaluable.

The Sports Awards aim to reward and recognise these achievements, by inviting nominations for a number of categories, culminating in an awards celebration event taking place in November 2018.

Nominations have now closed after the deadline of the 28th September 2018. The shortlisting process is underway and nominators will be contacted in due course. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to nominate.

Another big thank you to all of the sponsors for this year's awards!

Nomination Categories

Sports Person 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 Sports Person of the Year

Aged under 18 on 31 August 2018, 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


Unsung Hero of the Year

This award is for a Coach, Instructor or Volunteer who has demonstrated enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to a physical activity or sport.