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The Active Essex Sports Awards is an annual event that celebrates, recognises and applauds the efforts and outstanding achievements of various sporting organisations and individuals. Those awarded have displayed a dedication to enhancing Sport and Physical Activity across Greater Essex.
We run an open process with eleven awarding categories. Candidates are nominated by their peers, teachers, coaches and friends. This generates a long list of high quality applications, which a panel containing sector experts then decide a shortlist of 3 applicants who are invited to attend the awards ceremony. Three of our winners will be decided by public vote this year!
This years awarding categories are:
Active Workplace of the Year: An organisation that has implemented innovative ideas to change the workplace sedentary behaviour culture by creating an environment that actively encourages physical activity within the working day and embeds an ethos of health and wellbeing of staff.
Sponsored by Jump Street. Trampoline parks in Chelmsford and Colchester, plus the world’s largest Clip’n Climb arena in Chelmsford.
Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity: An organisation, group or individual who can demonstrate they have made a positive impact on people’s lives through a sport or physical activity project. For example by increasing participation, promoting stronger, safer communities or improving health and wellbeing.
Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle. Fusion Lifestyle are a highly experienced sports and leisure management organisation. We work in partnership with local authorities, schools and colleges, and other public sector organisations, to provide recreational sport, health and fitness activities to local communities.
Coach of the Year: A coach who holds a current recognised coaching qualification (all short listed nominations will be verified by the appropriate National Governing Body). This should be someone who is committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their athletes and/ or to helping other coaches to develop.
Sponsored by Everyone Active. We’re called Everyone Active for a reason – we have built a strong reputation for delivering well-managed leisure facilities, which have successfully proven to encourage everyone to be more active.
Community Club of the Year: A local club that has significantly developed and/or performed well in the last year at district, county, regional and international level. The club must hold ClubMark or equivalent NGB accreditation.
Sponsored by Hadleigh Park. Hadleigh Park, home of the Olympic Mountain Bike Venue and a great family day out!
Disabled Sports Personality of the Year: An athlete who has made a significant impact in the last year at a national or international level either individually or as part of a team. Open to all ages and disabilities.
Sponsored by Essex County Council. Championing physical activity and sport benefits is paramount to turning the tide of inactivity and provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with local people on a personal level, strengthen communities and highlight the positive impact sport can have on long-term health and wellbeing.
Education Champion of the Year: A School, college, university or early years setting that gives its pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high quality physical education and extra curriculum sport and that it is helping young people to understand and embrace daily exercise for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. The institution should show a continued commitment to club links.
Sponsored by Creative Sport and Leisure. Creative Sport & Leisure specialises in Apprenticeships, Traineeships and work based learning, specifically within the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Sector.
Services to Disability Sport: An individual or an organisation that has made a significant contribution in the last year to advancing sport for people with disabilities.
Sponsored by Brentwood Leisure Centre. The Brentwood Centre is an award winning fully inclusive leisure centre, operated by Brentwood Leisure Trust charity, passionately striving towards becoming the #1 most inclusive venue in the UK.
Sports Personality of the Year: An athlete who has made a significant impact in the last year at a national or international level either individually or as part of a team. Must be aged 18 or over on 1st September 2017.
Sponsored by Chelmsford City Racecourse. Essex’s only racecourse and Britain’s newest track is why Chelmsford City Racecourse is the place to be.
Unsung Hero: A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be a dedicated volunteer within a sports club setting who you feel deserves recognition for their commitment to supporting and developing the club and its members. Must be aged 18 or over 1st September 2017.
Sponsored by Spotlight Sound. Spotlight Sound provide technical event production, and audio visual systems for live events and venues from our Essex base.
Young Sports Personality of the Year: An athlete who has made a significant impact over the last year at a regional, national or international level either individually or as part of a team. Must be aged 17 or under 1st September 2017.
Sponsored by Writtle University College. Writtle University College is one of the region’s leading providers of sports education.
Young Volunteer: A young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be a dedicated volunteer within a sports club setting who you feel deserves recognition for their commitment to supporting and developing the club and its members. Must be aged 17 or under 1st September 2017.
Sponsored by Holiday Inn, Basildon. The Holiday Inn Basildon, with 148 guest bedrooms, meeting space for up to 300 people and landscaped grounds perfect for weddings and social occasions, is a great destination for all of your business and leisure needs.
Closing date: Midnight, Friday 20th October 2017
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