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The Active Norfolk Awards 2019

Thursday, November 21

  • 01 Group winners
  • 02 Active Workplace
  • 03 BBC Unsung Hero
  • 04 Active Inspiration
  • 05 Activity in the Community
  • 06 Youth Impact
  • 07 Coach of the Year
  • 08 Sports Team of the Year
  • 09 Special recognition
  • 10 Community Club of the Year
  • 12 Achievement in Disability Sport
  • 13 Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • 14 Sportsperson of the Year
  • 15 Winner of winners
  • 16 Becky Jago
  • 17 Legacy Dance Company
  • 18 The room

This year's glittering awards night was held on Thursday, 21st November at OPEN in Norwich city centre, hosted by ITV anchor Becky Jago.

It was a terrific event attended by almost 300 guests, with guests enjoying a wine and canapes reception, entertainment from the Legacy Dance Company, and supportive cheers as 12 awards were handed out over the course of the night.

See the list of winners and runners up below.

A big thank you to everyone who nominated and attended - we hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!

Active Norfolk Awards 2019 Nomination Categories

The Active Inspiration Award

This award recognises an individual who has significantly improved their health and wellbeing by becoming more active either through sport, exercise or active recreation in the past year, and is a positive role model that will inspire other people.


  • Rebecca Wicks

Runners up

  • Bashir Jabbarkhail
  • Joyce Irvine

Activity in the Community Award

This award recognises A physical activity programme that has brought or improved access to physical activity into a local community with the aim to improve participants' health and wellbeing.


  • IQ for Health

Runners Up

  • AgeUK Norwich Community Outreach Service
  • uea+sport Navigate Norfolk Programme

Youth Impact Award

This award recognisessettings working with children and young people aged 0-19 that are supporting them to be healthy and active. This can be through:

  • Improving awareness of the importance of physical activity
  • Improving the provision and experience in sport, physical education, and physical activity
  • Developing appropriate spaces for young people to be physically active
  • Demonstrating effective use of PE & Sport Premium funding (primary schools) to improve physical activity and healthy lifestyle outcomes for pupils
  • Engaging young people who are most likely to be inactive


  • MAP Community Youth Work team

Runners Up

  • Able2B
  • Omnes Games

Active Workplace of the Year

This award recognises A workplace that supports active travel and encourages and facilitates employees to be active in and around the working day to improve health and well-being. Judges will consider the size of the workplace relative to the level of commitment demonstrated.


  • Naked Wines

Runners Up

  • Flagship Group
  • YMCA Norfolk

Sports Team of the Year

This award recognises a team that has made great achievements in their sport on a regional, national, or international level, or made great progress over the year.


  • Swardeston Cricket Club

Runners Up

  • Norfolk Sportshall Athletics U13 Girls

Community Club of the Year

This award recognises A club that has increased participation in the activity, has made a big difference to a community, or made great progress during the year.


  • Wymondham Town United Football Club

Runners Up

  • Norfolk Iceni Basketball Club
  • Thetford Town Cricket Club

Coach of the Year

This award recognises coaches who have dedicated their time and resource to encourage sports participation and player development. This may also be a coach who has had an impact raising the participation of 'inactive' participants in the community.


  • Paul Neary

Runners Up

  • John Allitt
  • Matt Pyatt

BBC Unsung Hero

This award recognises Volunteers who have made a significant contribution to a community group, club, or project / programme over the past 12 months. A dedicated volunteer who gives their time, energy, and passion to support physical activity and sport.


  • Denise Oates

Runners Up

  • Christopher Forster
  • Matt Pyatt

Achievement in Disability Sport

This award recognises An individual who has made great progress during the year in disability sport, has achieved a great deal, or has raised the profile of disability sport in Norfolk.


  • Ruby Bishop

Runners Up

  • Derek Perry
  • Rachael Hutchinson

Young Sportsperson of the Year

This award recognises a young performer who has made great progress during the year, has achieved a great deal or has made a big difference to a team. Must be aged 18 or under on 30th September 2019.


  • Niamh Southgate

Runners Up

  • Calvin Smith
  • Grace Anderson

Sportsperson of the Year

This award recognises This award recognises a male or female athlete who has made great progress during the year, has achieved a great deal or has made a big difference to a team. Must be aged 19 or over on 30th September 2019


  • Sophie McKinna

Runners Up

  • Jessica-Jane Applegate
  • Todd Cantwell

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