Welcome to the Devon Sports Awards 2018
The Devon Sports Awards celebrate the very best of community sport right across Devon and nominations have now opened for the 2018 awards. Anybody can nominate someone who inspires them and every nomination will be carefully considered by an expert judging panel who come from all backgrounds and bring vast experience to the judging process. Finalists from all nine categories will be invited to a glittering ceremony on June 22nd 2018 at Sandy Park.
Having been nominated twice I can honestly say that both evenings were fantastic. To be in the company of other dedicated athletes, hard working volunteers and famous faces is really inspiring.
Tate Budge – 2017 Winner of Performances in Community Sport
I think winning has driven me to do even more with the club, knowing that The Devon Sports Awards recognise what I do must have meant I was doing something right!
Amber Francis – 2017 Winner of Devon Young Volunteer of the Year
This year’s categories:
Devon Coach of the Year
In recognition of a coach delivering in community sport who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and ability to coach a team, squad or individual.
Devon Young Coach of the Year
In recognition of a coach (under the age of 25 years on 31.03.18) who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and ability to coach and has the ambition and skills needed to develop further.
Devon Volunteer of the Year
In recognition of an individual volunteer or official who has shown dedication, commitment and service to a club or sport within the community.
Devon Young Volunteer of the Year
In recognition of an individual volunteer or official (under the age of 25 years on 31.03.18) who has shown dedication, commitment and service to their school, club and/or local community.
Contribution to Inclusive Sport
In recognition of a person, project or programme that has successfully increased opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in activity and sport in Devon.
Devon Club of the Year
In recognition of a community sports club or group that has made an outstanding contribution to their community. The focus of this award is on the club or group’s contribution and impact in its local community eg helping more people to participate, positively addressing other social issues through sport etc rather than its sporting achievements.
Business Contribution to Sport in the Community
In recognition of a business that has made an outstanding contribution to sport in their local community in 2017, eg by offering financial support, time, facilities etc.
Business Contribution to Staff Well Being through Sporting Activity
In recognition of a business that has made an outstanding contribution to their employees’ wellbeing in 2017 by making sure that they can take part in sport and/or lead active lifestyles.
Performances in Community Sport
Recognising exceptional performances and sporting success by individuals and/or teams in competition at local/county/regional level.
The panel wishes to recognise the best achievements from teams or individuals across a wide range of different community sports in Devon. There will therefore be several nominees recognised throughout the night.