Nominations call for Teignbridge Sports and Community Awards 2018

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, nominations are now open for Teignbridge District Council’s glittering Sports and Community Awards 2018 sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors.

With 13 categories to choose from, including team and individual prizes, the categories recognise, reward and celebrate what makes Teignbridge such a thriving sporting community through volunteering, business, and charitable organisations. After the success in 2017, the People’s Champion Award will also be returning, decided by an online vote taken through the night on social media.

Teignbridge Sport and Community Awards has become one of the largest events of its kind. It recognises and rewards a wide range of athletes, teams, volunteers, coaches and unsung heroes for their hard work and dedication to sport, health and physical activity in many local communities across the district.

Teignbridge is proud of their long-term commitment in providing opportunities for healthy active lifestyles, outlined in the Council’s Ten Year Strategy. With such a varied offering of leisure facilities, open spaces and events accessible to communities, the Council is keen to provide an array of inclusive leisure and sports facilities that benefit local people.

The deadline for nominations is midnight Friday 21 September. Those short-listed will then be invited to this year’s Sports and Community Awards, held on Friday 7 December at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren.

All nominations must be based on achievements/awards from 15 September 2017 to 14 September 2018.

Nominate here for the following categories:

Sport, Health and/or Community Champion

In recognition of an individual or a team who has shown true dedication to a sport, health, or community within the Teignbridge District.

Personal Achievement Award

In recognition of an individual who has achieved a personal goal in the local community such as overcome a fear or defied the odds, exceeding their expectations and achieved success within Teignbridge.

Unsung Hero Award

In recognition of an individual or team that has shown dedication and success in the public, private or voluntary sector within their local community. This may be an act of kindness, a devoted fundraiser, a life-saving incident, or an all-round hero within the Teignbridge District.

Coach/Manager of the Year Award

In recognition of an individual who has led a team, squad or individual to success in the sporting or community setting.

Community School of the Year Award

In recognition of a school/college that has shown commitment, dedication and success in sport and/or community engagement throughout 2018.

Young Persons Services to Sport and Community

In recognition of a young person who has contributed significantly to their community in sport, health or as part of a socially responsible business.

Junior Sports Person of the Year

In recognition of an individual who has achieved local, regional or national success within their sport or conversely experienced success in a variety of sports.

Senior Sports Person of the Year

In recognition of an individual who has achieved local, regional or national success within their sport or conversely experienced success in a variety of sports.

Team of the Year Award (Sport or Community)

In recognition of a team that has achieved local, regional or national success within their Sport or Community.

Business Contribution to Sport and/or Community

In recognition of a business that has contributed to sport and/or the community through financial and/or non-financial means.

Charity Contribution to Sport and/or Community

In recognition of a charity that has contributed to sport and/or the community through financial and/or non-financial means.

PR and media in Sport and/or Community Award

In recognition of an individual or team that has shown outstanding contribution to promoting sport and/or community achievements for Teignbridge in the last 12 months eg. media firms, PR team/officers, photographers, TV/radio businesses and more.

Lifetime Achievement Awards (Sport or Community)

In recognition of an individual who has achieved a lifetime of outstanding contribution to sport or community.

The People’s Champion 2018

Voted online throughout the night via social media from the final shortlisted nominees.

For more information, contact Ben Hugill on 01626 215618 or email sportsawards@teignbridge.gov.uk