Believe Sports Awards 2019

Stars of the community were celebrated at the 19th annual Believe Sports Awards at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Friday 11th October.

The prestigious event, organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles and sponsored by Wigan Council, recognised rising sports starts and dedicated volunteers who support grassroots sports and community initiatives across the borough.


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Just shy of 400 guests attended the awards this year to cheer on the winners who included:

Believe Sports Awards Winners 2019:  

Club of The Year

Orrell Ju Jitsu



Young Sports Achiever of The Year

Caitlyn Saddington - British Equestrian Federation



Workforce Advocate of The Year

Nicola Leyden -  Sofology



Volunteer of The Year

Peter Hill - Place 2 Place FC



Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero of The Year

Tom Harrison - Hindley Juniors FC



Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award

Alan Richmond - Let's Get Movin



Team of The Year

Pennington FC Youth U15's



Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport Awards

Landgate Primary School



Sports Apprentice of The Year

Christopher Gibbons



The Deal Community Programme of the Year

WigLe Dance CIC





The award categories for 2019 are:


The Categories 


Club of the Year

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Young Sports Achiever of the Year

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Workforce Advocate of the Year

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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

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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