The 2019 Active Essex Sports Awards, Supported by Writtle University College.

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.

 

2019 Winners and Highly Commended: 

Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity, sponsored by Writtle University College

  • Changing Lives in Harlow CIC (Harlow) WINNER
  • Achievement Through Football (Southend)
  • Epping Forest Walking Football (Epping Forest)

Community Club of the year, sponsored by Fusion

  • Braintree Bullets BMX Club (Braintree)
  • GB Colchester Bootcamp (Colchester) WINNER
  • The Martial Arts Centre (Braintree)

Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Chelmsford City Racecourse

  • Freya Levy (Rochford) WINNER
  • Sue Clarke (Braintree)
  • Steve Mitchinson (Harlow)

Active workplace of the year, sponsored by Genesis PR

  • Braintree District Council (Braintree)
  • NHS Mid Essex CCG (Chelmsford) WINNER
  • Rochford District Council (Rochford)

Coach of the year, sponsored by Everyone Active

  • Jo Cook (Brentwood)
  • Luke Shipwright (Harlow)
  • Steve Reynolds (Basildon) WINNER

Education Champion of the Year, sponsored by The Daily Mile

  • Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School (Maldon)
  • Clacton County High School (Tendring)
  • Vange Primary School & Nursery (Basildon) WINNER

The Inclusive Communities Award, sponsored by Essex Cares Ltd

  • Charlotte Luck (Tendring)
  • Motivated Minds (Basildon)
  • Tom Doughty (Braintree)
  • Chat 1st Youth (Brentwood) WINNER

Unsung Hero, sponsored by Spotlight Sound

  • David Sharp (Harlow) WINNER
  • George Cook (Braintree)
  • Nina Crouchman (Colchester)

Young Sports Personality of the year, sponsored by Matchroom Sport

  • Ellie Challis (Tendring) WINNER
  • Jack Stanton-Stock (Uttlesford)
  • Kesia Dempsey (Southend)
  • Sheri-Anne Smith (Harlow)

Young Volunteer of the year, sponsored by Mitie

  • Ciaran Whatley (Rochford)
  • Leyla Priest (Chelmsford)
  • Liam Winters (Colchester) WINNER

2019 Categories and Sponsors:

Category Criteria 
Active Workplace of the Year

Sponsored by

Genesis Logo

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

Sponsored by

Writtle University College Logo

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

Sponsored by

Everyone Active Logo

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

Sponsored by Fusion Leisure Logo

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

Sponsored by The Daily Mile Logo

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

Sponsored by

ECL Logo

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

Sponsored by Chelmsford City Racecourse Logo

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 – both disabled and non-disabled.
Unsung Hero

Sponsored by

Spotlight Sound Logo

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

Sponsored by Matchroom Sport Logo

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

Sponsored by

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.

Winners for the below categories have been decided by a public vote:

  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity