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Oxfordshire Sports Awards

Celebrating elite and community sport across Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Sports Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by those who play sport, and those who help others play sport or be physically active.

Long term supporters of this event will notice that this year the awards are later than usual. This delay is due to substantial changes behind the scenes. In September 2018 Oxfordshire Sports and Physical Activity (OxSPA) who organised the awards for 12 years underwent a transition to a new independent charity working to promote physical activity and sport across the county.

Active Oxfordshire, the newly founded charity is delighted to continue the rich history of this event. With the support of BBC Radio Oxford, the Oxford Mail and a number of other sponsors, the Oxfordshire Sports Awards will take place on Friday 15th November at the MINI Plant in Oxford.

We are seeking nominations across 12 categories covering elite level sport to community sessions that help people get active.

Nominations are now open and we are appealing to the public of Oxfordshire to help us identify the individuals who should be honoured. Nominations close on Friday 20th September.

The categories are:

Sportsman
Recognising the major achievements this year of an Oxfordshire based Sportsman, including their dedication to training, and what makes them a role model and who to.

Sportswoman
Recognising the major achievements this year of an Oxfordshire based Sportswoman, including their dedication to training, and what makes them a role model and who to.

Junior sportsman of the year
This award recognises major achievements this year and dedication to training.

Junior sportswoman
This award recognises major achievements this year and dedication to training.

Adult team of the year

This award recognises consistent success achieved at a high level and significant improvement of a team whilst demonstrating fair play and a good sporting attitude.

Award kindly sponsored by Fusion

Junior team of the year

This award recognises consistent success at a high level and significant improvement of a team whilst demonstrating fair play and a good sporting attitude.

Active school of the year

This award recognises an Oxfordshire School which has placed physical activity at the heart of school life, and used physical activity as a means of achieving wider outcomes for pupils e.g. mental wellbeing, improved attainment.

Unsung Hero

An award which recognises the outstanding, and often unrewarded, contribution to their community that this volunteer gives through their time, dedication and passion for sport and physical activity; enabling an individual, club or team to participate and succeed.

Disability Sport Award

This award recognises an organisation, individual, club or team's key achievements over the last year, evidence of dedication and the barrier's that have been overcome from participation to performance.

Community coach of the year

An award which recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach in helping people to start to get active through introducing activities to new areas, understanding how to engage beginners and making being active fun.

Community club of the year

An award that recognises the exemplary commitment of the club to their members, to their local communities and to their sport.

Active Award

This category celebrates the work of projects designed to get more people active. The award is open to any organisation, individual, group or club that has successfully delivered a project in Oxfordshire that has helped to regularly increase and sustain activity levels of Oxfordshire residents.

Award kindly sponsored by Oxfordshire County Council

If you have any queries on the nomination process please contact Josh Lenthall joshlenthall@activeoxfordshire.org

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