sports awards 2014
sports awards 2014

LUTON SPORTS AWARDS

 

Categories

Sports Personality of the Year

(On-line Vote from all individual nominations)

Sports Man of the Year

Sports Woman of the Year

Young¹ Sports Man of the Year

Young¹ Sports Woman of the Year

Sports Team of the Year

Young¹ Sports Team of the Year

Sports Club² of the Year

Club member of the year

Disability Sports Award

Young volunteer

Sports Administrator/Official of the Year

Sports Coach of the Year

Service to Sport Awards

(Over 20 years and identified from the nominations and by the Luton Sports Network)

Geoff Battlebury Award for Service to Sport

(Nominated by the Luton Sports Network)

 

Notes:

  1. Young Sports Award nominees must be Under 18 on 31/12/2016.
  2. The Club Award is for the whole club and not for a section of the club.

 

It is time to remember all the sporting achievements and those that have help to make Sport in Luton a success.

 

Luton Sports Network

The Luton Sports Network is a voluntary body, operating under delegated authority of board of Active Luton, has been representing sport in Luton for over 30 years. It promotes and encourages sport and physical activity within the Borough and provides the local forum for sport.

 

Membership is open to all sports clubs and other interested organisations and individuals within the Borough.  It has a varied programme of activities and provides grants to sportsmen, women and clubs in the Borough.

 

Luton Sports Awards

The Luton Sports Network Annual Sports Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward talented local sportsmen and sportswomen, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding achievements in sport over the past 12 months. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including members of the nominee’s family or club.  Self-nomination is acceptable.

The nomination process is now open and will close on 30th November 2017.

 

In addition, the Annual Sports Personality of the year award will be open to the public via our now popular on-line poll of the nominated individuals. The poll will open on 5th December 2017.

The Sports Awards will be presented at an event to be hosted at Chalk Hill Academy on 2nd February 2018.

Attendance will be by invitation to short listed nominees and their supporters. We will extend the rewards made at last year’s event. This year the winner and runner of each category will receive rewards to the value £250 and £100 respectively. Those entitled to the rewards will be notified of how to apply for the award. There is a real incentive to submit those nominations.

Guest Speaker

Andrew 'Dru' Spinks has played basketball at both national club and international level. He played as a swingman, meaning he could switch between playing shooting guard and small forward. Dru played for Milton Keynes Lions for 12 years, making him the longest-serving player in the British Basketball League, before departing in 2010.  Dru is originally from Barnet and stands at 6’5”. He received 27 England Caps in the course of his basketball career. Dru is a highly effective athlete mentor for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust; he has inspired many young people on the ‘Get on Track’ programmes he has been involved with.

Criteria

Nominations will be accepted for sports people, teams or clubs who either have their home team/club venue or reside within the Borough and have:

 

  • Achieved outstanding performances
  • Shown outstanding ability
  • Shown major improvement in their sport
  • Given service to sport as an administrator, official (referee, judge etc.) or coach.  Please state the number of years of service.
  • Promoted sport and influenced more members of the community to take part in sport.

How to Nominate

Nominations must be made using the on-line form below. The judges decisions will be based entirely upon this and no supplementary information will be considered.

 

  • For individuals: commitment and training, achievement, representation (e.g. school, club, county, international), contribution to sport etc. during the calendar year 2017
  • For administrators, officials, coaches etc.: position(s) held, coaching/leadership level, commitment, skills, achievements, contribution to club/ sport etc. Details of or an estimate of how many participants have benefited from their contribution would be helpful
  • For club member: must be nominated by the club and for an individual member who contributes to the club, but is not normally recognised
  • For teams: age range and number of players, achievement etc. during their sport’s season 2016-2017. For the successful teams that completed their 2016/2017 season in the summer may be nominated.
  • For clubs: as team, plus the contribution of the club and individual members to the community, other activities etc.
  • For Disability Sports Award: Could be any of the above categories making a noteworthy or exceptional contribution to Disability Sport.
  • The Sports Personality of the Year Award will be drawn from all the nominations of individuals and then after the nomination period is closed, details will be published on the Luton Sports Network website and an on-line poll will take place to allow the public to select the eventual winner.

 

The completed on-line nomination forms should be submitted by 30th November 2017

Luton Sports Network wishes all local representatives of Sport National Governing Bodies, Club Leaders and Administrators, Schools, Further and Higher Education to spread the word and identify the nominees for each category and support them to compete the nomination process.  

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