The 2019 Active Essex Sports Awards, Supported by Writtle University College, launches on Monday 2nd September!
Active Essex host the annual county-wide Sports Awards which celebrates the outstanding achievements of our many clubs, groups, coaches, schools, workplaces, athletes and volunteers throughout the county.
This years categories are:
|Active Workplace of the Year
|A company or department who encourages their employees to be more active in the workplace – generating innovative ideas and opportunities to change sedentary behaviour or promote better physical and mental wellbeing.|
|Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity
|An organisation or group 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.|
|Coach of the Year
|This can be any form of coach e.g. club coach, class instructor or deliverer. This person will have shown commitment to providing ongoing support and encouragement to those they work with – being a driving force behind the individual or groups achievements over the year.|
|Community Club of the Year||A local club that has significantly developed and/or performed well and developed in the last year at district, county, regional or international level.|
|Education Champion of the Year||A school, early years setting, college or university that gives its pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high quality physical education and extra curricular sport. They will help young people understand and embrace daily exercise as beneficial to their health and wellbeing at school and beyond the academic years.|
|The Inclusive Communities Award
|An individual/organisation that has connected with and has had an impact on a community such as those with a disability, BAME, women and girls or other underrepresented group – advancing their interest and participation in physical activity.|
|Sports Personality of the Year||An athlete who has made a significant achievement in the last year in their chosen sport or discipline. This can be at a national or international level and either individually or as part of a team. Open to all athletes – able bodied and those with a disability.|
|A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport or physical activity over the years. 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.|
|Young Sports Personality of the Year||An athlete who has made a significant achievement in the last year in their chosen sport or discipline. This can be at a national or international level and either individually or as part of a team. Open to all athletes – able bodied and those with a disability.
Must be aged under 18 on 1st September 2019.
|Young Volunteer of the Year||A young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local sport. This could be within a sports club or community setting. They are someone you believe deserves recognition for the commitment and support they have shown in the past year.|