Believe Sports Awards 2019

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

 

CONGRATUALTIONS!!! Nominees for the 2019 Believe Sports Awards are:  

Club of The Year

Aspull RFC

 

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club

 

Atherton Cricket Club

 

Breeze Wigan

 

Hag Fold FC

 

Highfield Cricket Club

 

Highfield Grange FC

 

Hindley Juniors Football Club

 

Ince rose bridge inclusion FC

 

Leigh ABC

 

Orrell Ju Jitsu

 

Pennington FC

 

Robin park FC

 

Sub C Divers

 

Wigan St Judes ARLFC

 

Pro Kicks

 

 


 

Young Sports Achiever of The Year

Amy Kershaw

English Karate Academy

Anya Foxwell

English Karate Academy

Caitlyn Saddington

British Equestrian Federation

Danny Frost

Wigan St Judes ARLFC

Ella Johnson

Aspull Warriors Wrestling Club

Emily Burgess

Astley and Tyldesley Cycling Club

Hannah Lee

Wigan BEST

Harvey Ridings

Aspull Warriors Wrestling Club

Jake Holding

Norton Cyclones IHC

John White

Astley and Tyldesley Cycling Club

Keely Hodgkinson

Leigh Harriers

Lily Harper

Bolton Arena / Bellingham Tennis Club

Lyla Grace Bell

Wigan Seagulls

Oliver Cope

Mid Lancs BMX Club

Olivia Shaw-Wilkinson

Horizon Taekwondo Academy Wigan

Paddy Hewitt

Leigh ABC Boxing Club

Will Hewitt

Leigh ABC Boxing Club

Emily Burgess

English Karate Academy

 


 

Workforce Advocate of The Year

Nicola Leyden - Sofology

 

Claire France - Milliken

 

Amanda Ellison - Leigh St Mary's

 

Nicola Whitehead - The Oaks Care Home

 

Carlie Unsworth - Leigh Community Trust

 

 


 

Volunteer of The Year

Becki keane

Newsprings Ability Lions PDRL & LDRL Rugby

Ben Sherrington

Orrell Ju Jitsu

Brian Croft

Activity Referral Scheme

Charlie Bowling

Aspull Warriors Wrestling Club

Daniel Hind

Golborne High/Golborne Sports Club

David Grundy

Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club

Diane Doran

Wigan Dodgeball Warriors

Jack Lomax

Orrell Ju Jitsu

Jennie Hilton

Pennington FC

Jennifer Weaver

On Your Bike

Joan Gash

Walking Netball, Wigan Back to Sport

John Green

Orrell Ju Jitsu

John Heyes

Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club

Karen Stott

Active Outdoors, Walks

Kelly Skitterall

Astley and Tyldesley Cycling Club

Kieran Blanchfield

Active Outdoors, Cycling

Mark Glover and Andy Gore

Rebooted

Mark Harrison

Active Outdoors, Running

Mark Holland

Cycle Leader

Matthew Melling

Wigan Dodgeball Warriors

Max Young

Golborne Sports Club

Mike Grundy

Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club

Molly Maguire

Wigan Hockey Club

Peter Hill

Place 2 Place FC

Richard Aitken

Active Later Life

Robert Bowdon

Leigh ABC Boxing Club

Robyn Jepson

Ince Rose Bridge Inclusion FC

Scott Burns

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Stephen Quinn

Leigh Miners Ladies ARLFC

Stuart Swalwell

Orrell Ju Jitsu

Tony Keegan

Robin Park FC

Jessica Eyre

Orrell Ju Jitsu

 


 

Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero of The Year

Sheila Cassidy Aspinall

Ince Rose Bridge Sports and Community Club

Adrian Fleming

Leigh ABC Boxing Club

Carl Roden

Rugby League Referee

Daniel Hind

Golborne High/Golborne Sports Club

Dave Farrington

Pennington FC

Dave Grundy

Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club

Haydyn Rigby

Wigan Wasps

Joe Aspinall

Ince Rose Bridge Sports and Community Club

Keith Harris

Wigan Youth Football League

Stuart Swawell

Orrell Ju Jitsu

Tom Harrison

Hindley Juniors FC

 


 

Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award

Alan Richmond

Let's Get Movin

Ann Mcloughlin

Leigh Leisure Centre

Bernadette Flynn

Ashton Leisure Centre

Chloe Caffrey

Lets Get Movin

Darren Sephton

 

Jennifer Leather

Leigh Leisure Centre

John Ronan

Lose Weight Feel Great for Men

Kadie Gray

Active Choices

Kev Downham

Active Choices

Martyn Wedge

Ashton Leisure Centre

Mel Smith

Lose Weight Feel Great

Paige Smith

Lets Get Movin

Peter Mundy

Lose Weight Feel Great for Men

Ryan Forber

Heads Up Therapies

Susan Young

Slimming World, Golborne

Sydney Pendlebury

Lose Weight Feel Great for Men

William Hart

Active Outdoors, Walks

 


 

Team of The Year

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club 1st team

 

Astley & Tyldesley Rounders Club

 

Black Scorpion Karate Tournament Team

 

Golborne High School Year 7 Football Team

 

Highfield Grange FC Under 8's Rovers

 

Hindley Juniors FC Under 15s

 

Ince Rose Bridge Inclusion FC

 

Leigh Lightning U14s Rugby Union Team

 

Leigh St Mary's Primary Y5 Dance Team

 

Newsprings Ability Lions PDRL & LDRL Rugby

 

Pennington FC Youth U15's

 

Project Impact Dance - Wigan Youth Zone

 

St Peter's Catholic HIgh School Yr 11 Netball Team

 

Standish Community High School Year 7 Rugby Team

 

Wigan Dodgeball Warriors

 

Wigan St Judes U14’s

 

Winstanley Warriors JFC, Winstanley Wizards U12's

 

 


 

Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport Awards

Aspull Church Primary School

 

Britannia Bridge Primary School

 

Golborne High School

 

Landgate Primary School

 

Millbrook Primary School

 

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

 

St John’s CE Primary School, Pemberton

 

St.Peter's C of E Primary School, Hindley

 

 


 

Sports Apprentice of The Year

 

Bradley Banks

 

Christopher Gibbons

 

Jack Corless

 

Jordan Banks

 

Rebecca Corinaldi

 

Robyn Jepson

 

 


 

The Deal Community Programme of the Year

50p Thursdays

 

Driven

 

GOGA Wigan

 

Golborne Community Wetland Project

 

Learning Disability Super League

 

Lose Weight Feel Great For Men - Touch Rugby

 

On Your Bike Project

 

One House Community Centre

 

Rebooted

 

Smash Your SAT's

 

Weigh & Play Netball, Wigan Back to Sport

 

WigLe Dance CIC

 

 

The award categories for 2019 are:

 

The Categories 

 

Club of the Year

Sponsored by Bigwave Media                                                                  

 

 

 

 

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       

Sponsored by Link Contracting                                                                  

 

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  

Sponsored by Alliance Leisure                                                                              

 

 

 

 

Sports Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Agilisys                                                                                         

  

 

 

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