Southend Activity Awards open for nominations

Published Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is asking residents for their nominations for the annual Southend Activity Awards.

The awards recognise those involved in sport and physical activity within the Borough, ranging from club members, officials to volunteers and teams.

Nominations are now open and will close at the end of Sunday 20 October, with the special awards presentation being held on Wednesday 27 November at the Tickfield Centre.

The award categories are Community Hero, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Olympic Hopeful, Paralympic Hopeful, Sports Personality of the Year and Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Cllr Kevin Robinson, cabinet member for business, culture and tourism, said: “The annual Southend Activity Awards are a brilliant way of promoting physical activity across the Borough. The awards bring people from across the town together to celebrate sporting success and potential success for their futures.

“Our town has fantastic sporting individuals, teams and coaches, and we want to celebrate their successes with friends and families. If you know of someone who deserves one of these awards, please do get in touch and nominate them today.”

All shortlisted nominations will be automatically considered for the Essex Sports Awards.

To find out more about the awards, or to make a nomination, visit Active Southend. For a hard copy of the nomination form, please email or phone 01702 215410.

A description for each award can be seen below:

Community Hero: A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local

Sport and or physical activity. This could be a coach, official, committee member, helper or anyone else who deserves recognition for their dedication

Coach of the Year: A coach who holds a current recognised coaching qualification (all shortlisted nominations will be verified by the appropriate National Governing Body). This should be someone committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their athletes and/or to helping other coaches to develop.

Club of the Year: A local team that has made a significant impact. This can be through success in competition or by having a positive impact on the local community.

Olympic Hopeful: A performer who has excelled in their sport and displays the potential to compete in a future Olympic Games.

Paralympic Hopeful: A performer who has excelled in their sport and displays the potential to compete in a future Paralympic Games.

Sports Personality of the Year: A performer who has made a significant impact this year, either individually or as part of a team. 

Young Sports Personality of the Year: A young performer who has made a significant impact this year, either individually or as part of a team.