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Preview: London Sport Awards

News   •   Mar 01, 2019 16:30 GMT

Twickenham Awaits

Just two days out from England’s crunch Six Nations match with Scotland – potentially a title decider – London Sport will be taking over at Twickenham Stadium.

And we’ll be drawing inspiration from our iconic surroundings on 14 March to create the ultimate Cup Final experience for community physical activity and sport throughout the London Sport Awards.

Our eight London Sport Awards winners will be announced in front of more than 400 guests at the glitzy London Sport Awards ceremony two weeks today and to get you in the mood, here’s our Cup Final preview.

When is kick-off?

Ticket holders are encouraged to join London Sport for pre-match drinks at Twickenham Stadium prior to kick-off where small bites will be provided. Kick-off for The Final on 14 March will be 18.45 with the final whistle expected around 22.30.

What’s the team news?

Broadcaster and journalist Jessica Creighton will be the hosting The Final for the very first time.

Not one to be fazed by the big occasion, Jessica has interviewed Jessica Ennis-Hill at the Rio Olympics and broadcast from the Youth Olympic Games in China.

Jessica will be joined by Danny Bent who is founder of The World Relay. He is a Guinness World Record holder and was voted one of the 50 most inspirational people in London.

What kit will we be wearing?

The dress code for The Final is Black Tie and Trainers so grab your suit or best dress and match it up with your boldest pair of trainers.

The Final is a special event, hence the opportunity to dress up, but we also want everyone to feel comfortable. The choice between full dinner jacket and bow tie or a nice suit and tie combo is completely up to you.

Route to the Final:

Nominations for the 2019 London Sport Awards opened before Christmas and by the time the window slammed shut in the New Year we had received more than 300 submissions.

Our ten judges then met at Twickenham to take on the tricky task of narrowing the huge number of high-quality nominations down to just three for each category.

The 24 shortlisted nominees were revealed in early February live on BBC Radio London and have had just over six weeks to wait for The Final where the winners will be announced for the very first time.

How do I follow the London Sport Awards?

The best way to follow the London Sport Awards is to be there on the night.

The Final will be a huge celebration with fantastic guest speakers, money can’t buy prizes and, of course, the eight London Sport Awards will be going to some incredibly worthy winners.

If you can’t be there on the night, follow the action using the hashtag #LondonSportAwards on Twitter and see behind the scenes on our Instagram channel.

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