Believe Sports Awards 2019


Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Believe Sports Awards:


The prestigious annual event is a chance to shine a spotlight on volunteers, clubs and people who are passionate about local sport, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes - all wrapped up in a special ceremony organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council

This year’s ceremony will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday 11th October.


Next Steps:


  • Nominations closed 26th July 2019
  • Nominations are shortlisted and judged at panels throughout August 2019
  • All shortlisted nominees are sent an invite to the awards and closed ticket sales in September - All nominees get a free ticket
  • The Event commences 11th October 2019 at DW Stadium


Keep an eye on the website in September for updates of the shortlisted nominees.


Follow us on Twitter #BelieveSportAwards @IHLWigan or Facebook @InspiredWigan


The award categories for 2019 are:



The Categories 


Club of the Year

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Young Sports Achiever of the Year

Sponsored by DFC                                                                                             




Workforce Advocate of the Year

Sponsored by ECG Facility Services                                                                 




Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Wigan Athletic Community Trust                                                                                               




The Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award       

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Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award

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Team of the Year

 Sponsored by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation




The Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport  

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Sports Apprentice of the Year

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The Deal Community Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Wigan Council                                                               



About Believe Sports Awards

The event rewards and recognises the work of voluntary sector coaches, clubs and volunteers, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes.

Category winners (except Team of the Year and Sports Apprentice of the Year) go forward to represent Wigan Borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards.


Winners at 2018 Believe Sports Awards