The Active Norfolk Awards 2019

Thursday, November 21

This year the Norfolk Sports Awards has a new name - The Active Norfolk Awards. While there will only be subtle changes made to the format of the awards and categories, the new brand aims to reinforce the importance of the contribution physical activity makes to our health and well-being, as well as celebrating the athletic excellence of our county.

This year's glittering awards night will take place on Thursday, 21st November at OPEN in Norwich city centre and will be hosted by ITV anchor Becky Jago. Click here to view a full report of last years event, including pictures and quotes from the night's winners.

Thank you for all your nominations for the 2019 awards and congratulations to our finalists!

Bookings for this event have now closed.

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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.

Finalists

  • Bashir Jabbarkhail
  • Joyce Irvine
  • Rebecca Wicks

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.

Finalists

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

Youth Impact Award

This award recognises settings 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

Finalists

  • Able2b
  • MAP Community Youth Work team
  • 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.

Finalists

  • Flagship Group
  • Naked Wines
  • 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.

Finalists

  • Norfolk Sportshall Athletics U13 Girls
  • Swardeston Cricket Club
  • UEAFC

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.

Finalists

  • Norfolk Iceni Basketball Club
  • Thetford Town Cricket Club
  • Wymondham Town Football 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.

Finalists

  • John Allitt
  • Matt Pyatt
  • Paul Neary

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.

Finalists

  • Christopher Forster
  • Denise Oates
  • 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.

Finalists

  • Derek Perry
  • Rachael Hutchinson
  • Ruby Bishop

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

Finalists

  • Calvin Smith
  • Grace Anderson
  • Niamh Southgate

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

Finalists

  • Jessica-Jane Applegate
  • Sophie McKinna
  • Todd Cantwell

General Notes

  • All individuals nominated must either reside in Norfolk or be involved with a Norfolk sports organisation
    All organisations nominated must be based in Norfolk
    Nominees for "…….of the Year" categories will be assessed primarily on their achievements during the past year. The 'Year' runs from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019. Achievements beyond the past year may be considered if relevant
    The judging panel reserves the right to move the nomination to another category if it feels the nomination reflects another category better than the one submitted.

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