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Get ready to celebrate grassroots physical activity and sport: nominations for the London Sport Awards 2020 are now open

News   •   Nov 19, 2019 15:36 GMT

The Single Homeless Project celebrate collecting the Physical Activity for Health Award at the 2019 London Sport Awards

Volunteers, physical activity projects and sport organisations from across London are being encouraged to put themselves forward for recognition at London’s biggest celebration of grassroots physical activity and sport, as nominations open for the London Sport Awards 2020.

Marking its fifth year in 2020, the next London Sport Awards is set to be the biggest yet with a range of new categories and opportunities designed to reflect the breadth of physical activity and sport’s impact on the lives of people across London.

Free to enter and judged by a panel of experts from London’s community, civil society and sport sectors, the London Sport Awards exists to provide a platform for the incredible, and often under-celebrated, work taking place in communities in all 33 of London’s boroughs.

With a glittering Awards ceremony set to take place in central London in March, projects, groups, clubs and individuals have an opportunity to nominate themselves for a chance to be recognised as one of the capital’s champions for physical activity and sport.

Nominations open today (Tuesday 19 November) and will close on Wednesday 8 January ahead of shortlist announcements later that month.

The winners of each category will then be announced live at the London Sport Awards ceremony and will join previous London Sport Award winners including Saracens Sport Foundation, Disability Sports Coach, Our Parks, Core Sport, Salaam Peace, London Youth Games and the Daily Mile Foundation in the illustrious London Sport Awards Hall of Fame.

Next year’s event will build on the successes of the London Sport Awards 2019 at Twickenham Stadium, which saw Hornbeam Joy Riders (Club of the Year), Panathlon Challenge (Children and Young People Award) and Franck Batimba (Volunteer of the Year) named among the evening’s Award winners.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the London Sport Awards, next year’s event will see the addition of a number of new Award categories, including a new dedicated Award designed to celebrate the work of an inspirational young person in London for their commitment to grassroots sport.

The full list of categories for the London Sport Awards 2020 is:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • The Children and Young People Award
  • The Health & Wellbeing Award (replacing The Physical Activity for Health Award)
  • The Technology and Innovation Award (replacing The Technology for Participation Award)
  • The Impact of Elite Sport Award (replacing The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award)
  • The Community Impact Award (replacing Club of the Year Award)
  • The Enhancing the Workforce Award (replacing The Workforce Award)
  • Inspirational Young Person of the Year (new Award category)

All categories are free to nominate and projects and individuals can be nominated and shortlisted across multiple categories.

Nominations should focus on work that takes place between 1 January – 31 December 2019, and all categories excluding Volunteer of the Year and Inspirational Young People of the Year are open to self-nomination.

Volunteer of the Year and Inspiration Young Person of the Year should be nominated by a third party.

A range of nominations guidance and full details on how and where to submit nominations are available here or by contacting awards@londonsport.org

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