Active Harborough District Sports Awards 2019

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 our Active Inspirational Seniors participating in their later years to the tireless volunteers that make sure that the pitch is ready and the administration is done. We also want to celebrate our invaluable coaches and instructors going the extra mile to ensure sessions are worthwhile and enjoyable. All of which contribute to making Harborough a great District for sport and physical activity.

The Sports Awards aim to reward and recognise these achievements, by inviting nominations for a number of categories, culminating in an awards celebration event which will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019.

Nominations Please!

This is where we need YOUR help to make sure we get the most deserving nominees entered into the awards categories. Please complete the nomination form below, including the contact details.

Remember, the judging panel can only decide on the winners based on what is on the nomination, so please make sure that you complete this to highlight the nominees and why they should win.

If you have any issues with the nomination process, please get in touch by emailing or call 01858 821285

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are a business interested in sponsoring one of our wonderful awards, please visit the Sponsorship Opportunity Page

Award Catagories

Sports Person of the Year

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

Junior Sports Person of the Year

This award is for an individual aged under 18 on 31 August 2019, 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 Award

This award is for an individual, group or club that has developed or led a sport or physical activity project or had a positive influence to inspire others to become more active in their community.

Team of the Year

This award is for a team of 2 or more people who have achieved success or competed at a consistently high level throughout the year; demonstrated fair play, and a good sporting attitude

Physical Activity Star Award

This award is for an individual who has achieved a goal or overcome adversity through physical activity or sport over the last 12 months.

Twilight Achiever of the Year

This award is for an individual aged 65 years plus, who in the last year has tried a new activity and benefited from the positive impact of physical activity and encourages others to get healthy and active.

Club of the Year

This award is for a club who has achieved or excelled in one or more of the following areas during the last 12 months: Commitment to volunteers, recruitment and upskilling; Increased capacity to meet a need; Increased membership and participation levels; Demonstrated successful partnership working; Made a difference to the community.

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.

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Sports Awards 2019 Nomination Form

Please ensure we have a correct email address for you. Successful nominees will be contacted through you, inviting you and your nominee to the event.

Essential for Junior Sports Person and Twilight Achiever Awards

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

Supporting Information

Please explain how the nominee(s) met the criteria for the chosen category and provide any additional information that would support your nomination (you have up to 400 words). Your nomination is what the judging panel will read and the awards will be based on, so please provide context and relevant information. Nominations will be judged on individual merit, so the quality of your nomination is important. Remember, you can use up to 400 words.

(Limited to 400 words)

List 3 key achievements or reasons as to why your nominee should win their category

(Limited to 20 words)

(Limited to 20 words)

(Limited to 20 words)

We include pictures of successful nominees at our awards ceremony. If you have additional pictures, please email them directly to with who the picture is of. By uploading your picture you have ensured that that permission is secured from the picture owner and participants and parents, if relevant. Pictures may be used for the Sports Awards and supporting media.