Back in September, we received over 500 nominations for the 11 categories, followed by 3000 votes for our public voting categories.

The awards ceremony, to crown our winners, then took place at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Tuesday 6th December. Hosted by Dr Zoe Williams, GP and TV Presenter, and Danny Crates, Paralympic Gold Medallist, the Essex Activity Awards recognised and celebrated achievements throughout our county, with support from Headline Sponsor, Writtle University College.

You can read all about our winners and the events of the evening here, or take a look at our highlight video below!



Introducing our 2022 Winners and Highly Commended

Sports Personality of the Year

Winner - Ottilie Robinson-Shaw
Highly Commended - Anni Ridsdill Smith and Georgia Mae Fenton

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Winner - Kobe Yogarajah
Highly Commended - Olivia Forrest, Todd Geggus and Freia Challis

Unsung Hero

Winner - Gerry McGovern
Highly Commended - Sarah-Jane and Derek and Sheryl MacRae

Strengthening Communities Award

Winner -ATF
Highly Commended - GoodGym and Refugee In Action Colchester

Active Club of the Year

Winner - Tollesbury Juniors FC
Highly Commended -Thaxted Dragon and Step n Smile

Active Education Award

Winner -Northlands Primary School
Highly Commended - Lawford Mead Primary & Nursery School and Ivy Chimney

Active Workplace of the Year

Winner - Healthwatch
Highly Commended - Community 360 and Arrow Electronics

Wellbeing Award

Winner - Dave Smith
Highly Commended - Craig Tyler Trust and Peaceful Pony

Active and Inclusive Award

Winner - Kool Carers
Highly Commended - Outhouse and Abberton Rural Training

Ambassador of the Year

Winner - Mira Teodorescu
Highly Commended - Daniel Adams and Jo Bryant

Find Your Active Funded Project of The Year

Winner - Snap
Highly Commended - Ghana Union, Finding Your Feet and Active Parkinsons

Download our Essex Activity Awards FAQs 2022 here

Download the Essex Activity Awards Terms and Conditions 2022 here


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