Believe Sports Awards 2019

 

Nominations are now open 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

Whether you want to recognise a dedicated individual like Kathleen Pilkington, 2018 winner of Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award for her 40 years of service to the Vogue Morris Dancing or someone like the amazing Sally Skellern, winner of the Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award, who with overcame multiple injuries and operations, you can at the 2019 Believe Sports Awards.

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

Nominations should reflect achievements between September 2018 and the closing date of 26th July 2019.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

 

The Categories 

Club of the Year

Sponsored by Bigwave Media

 

This award is for a community club or community group who has had an impact in their local community in the given time period. This nomination should reflect achievements in the last 12 months between September 2018 and the closing date

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Young Sports Achiever of the Year

Sponsored by DFC

This award is for young athletes (aged under 18) who are not professionally funded who have had significant success in their sport throughout the year and improvement in their development as a sports player/athlete.

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Workforce Advocate of the Year

Sponsored by Agilisys

This award recognises an individual that has used physical activity or sport within their professional role to have positive impacts on any of the following outcomes for their local community involving;

  • Physical wellbeing
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Social and community development
  • Economic development

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Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Awarded to an individual who has made an impact or contribution to the development of performers in their sport or the Wigan Borough. This award is given to a person who has volunteered their time and made a significant impact or contribution to the development of performers, athletes, club, community or school sport.

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The Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award

Sponsored by Link Contracting

This award recognises long term volunteers (over 10 years) who have made a significant difference over that timeframe - be it on people, their club, a school or simply within the community.

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Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award

Sponsored by Technogym

This award is for a person who has used physical activity to transform their lifestyle for the better. The nominee should be a permanent resident in the local area.

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Team of the Year

 Sponsored by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

This award goes to a community, club or school based team that has achieved success and/or improved their performance in the last 12 months.

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The Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport

Sponsored by Alliance Leisure

 

This award recognises schools that have gone above and beyond in respect to incorporating activity into a school day for their pupils and staff. Nominations should reflect achievements made in the academic year. Primary and secondary schools are eligible. The School must be based in the Wigan borough.

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Sports Apprentice of the Year

This award recognises an individual for their support to local initiatives and personal development over the last 12 months.

Sponsorship opportunities available For more information please contact
01942 488495

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The Deal Community Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Wigan Council

This award will be presented to a group or individual that has developed and delivered a programme to support people in Wigan Borough which has made a difference in communities and achieved positive social outcomes.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Our ‘Believe Sports Awards’ would not be possible without the backing of our sponsors!

We have an amazing sponsorship package available for business and organisations who would like to support the event.

Promote your business, reach new customers and contribute to making a difference to the local community.

For more information download our sponsorship packages information or contact Katie Eastwood at  katie.eastwood@ihlmail.org or call 01942 488495

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