City of Worcester Sports Awards

Worcester City Council and Sport Worcester are celebrating the city's talent at its annual Sport Awards in September 2016. Running for many years, this prestigious annual event celebrates the achievements of the people and clubs who make our local sporting community so successful. Our 2015 awards evening, which is aligned to the national BBC Sports Awards, was the biggest and best yet!

Sport Awards 2014 Winners
Winners from 2015 Sport Awards

2016 City of Worcester Sport Awards

Nominations for the 2016 City of Worcester Sport Awards are open! There are 16 awards to nominate across and we have made this year’s nominations even easier by providing an online nomination form. Be sure to nominate if you know a team, individual, school, volunteer, coach or club from Worcester who has shown great dedication or excelled in sport since August 2015 to give your local hero(s) the recognition they deserve.

The evening is held in September at the University Arena and is hosted by Olympic legend, Steve Cram CBE. The evening is a wonderful celebration of the City’s sporting talent in grass roots sport. Winners are nominated in the County Sport Awards where winners of specific categories are nominated in the regional BBC Midlands Awards and then the BBC Unsung hero is nominated in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, 7 August 2016.

Award Categories

There are a wide range of categories so if you know a team, individual, volunteer or coach or club from Worcester who has shown great dedication or excelled in sport since August 2015, then this is your chance to nominate them for the recognition they deserve…

Howard Peters Award For Outstanding Contribution

Sponsored by Turner & Townsend
For those that have made a long term significant contribution to the development of sport in an administration, organisational or other supportive role. This award is linked to the BBC’S National Sports Personality of the Year Awards for Unsung Hero.

Senior Male Sports Person of the Year

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz – Worcester
For a male individual over 18 years of age, who has achieved a good standard of performance and has represented or contributed to a sport or club through their own dedication and commitment.

Senior Female Sports Person of the Year

Sponsored by Worcester City Council
For a female individual over 18 years of age, who has achieved a good standard of performance and has represented or contributed to a sport or club through their own dedication and commitment.

Junior Male Sports Person of the Year

Sponsored by King’s School, Worcester
For a male individual under 18 years of age who has achieved a good standard of performance and has represented or contributed to a sport or club through their own dedication and commitment

Junior Female Sports Person of the Year

Sponsored by King’s School, Worcester
For a female individual under 18 years of age who has achieved a good standard of performance and has represented or contributed to a sport or club through their own dedication and commitment

Coach of the Year

Sponsored by Worcester City Council
A person involved in coaching at any level; who has shown high levels of achievement when developing improved performance amongst sports people.

Young Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Speller Metcalfe
For those under 18 who are voluntarily given up their time to Coaching/Involvement to sport from an administrative, organisational or other supporting role.

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by GW Lambs
For those who have voluntarily given up their time to Coaching/Involvement to sport from an administrative, organisational or other supporting role.

Disability Sports Person of the Year

Sponsored by Disability Sport Worcester
An individual who has shown commitment and has achieved success in their own right either through taking part in sport or volunteering.

Junior Team of the Year

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz- Worcester
A team who have achieved and attained a high level of performance. They have also displayed good attitude and aptitude in their chosen sport.

Club of the Year

Sponsored by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
A club who have achieved accreditation recognition, also who have had significant progress in developing opportunities for all over the last twelve months

Community Sports Award

Sponsored by Fortis Living
An individual or Club who have made a significant contribution to developing Community Sport whilst also increasing opportunities for people to be more active

Award for the Best Educational Sporting Acheivement

Sponsored by Action for Children
This award is for a school, college or university team or individual that has performed significantly well or shown a particularly great dedication to their sport

Award for Most Improved School

Sponsored by Worcester Warriors
This award will recognise the most significant development of school sport during the academic year 2015/16.

Contribution to Physical Activity

Sponsored by Perdiswell Young Peoples Leisure Club
For any individual or group who has made a significant contribution to physical activity in the last twelve months

Higher Educational or Further Education Sport Award

Sponsored by The University of Worcester
For any individual who has made a significant contribution to physical activity and sport in Higher or Further education over the past twelve months.