Hackney sports awards

Nominate your favourite Hackney sports people for the 2018 Hackney sports awards

Now in their thirteenth year, the sports awards recognise the achievements of the borough's sporting talent who have participated at local, county or national levels in various events over the past year.

Nominate for the 2018 awards

There are 9 award categories; see the criteria for each award below. 

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You can also download and complete the Hackney sports awards nomination form [pdf, 762.69Kb] .

The closing date for nominations is 9 November.

Nomination criteria

CategoryCriteria

Inclusion award (GLL)

Recognising an individual or group who have made a significant contribution in the development and delivery of opportunities for people with disabilities.

1. Either a organisation, club or individual has made significant achievements within disability sport provision.
2. How has the organisation, club or individual worked in partnership with others to increase opportunities for Hackney residents.
3. What qualities has the organisation, club or individual demonstrated that sets them apart from others.
4. Encouraged more people to participate in their sport or activity and helped people improve their skills and level of performance.

Coach of the year

Recognising an individual coach who has made an outstanding contribution to an individual or Hackney club, project or organisation.

1. The individual holds the relevant national governing body qualifications.
2. There is evidence to show how the coach has helped the club/organisation to develop and progress.
3. Increased participation by inspiring and encouraging others to progress in their sport.
4. Used innovative ideas to promote, develop and enhance their delivery.

Sports club of the year

To recognise excellent club development work within Hackney for the benefit of the local communities in the past year.

1. Attained clubmark, or are actively working towards it and affiliated to the relevant national governing body.
2. Encouraged more people to participate in their sport or activity and helped people improve their skills and level of performance.
3. Evidence of a commitment to effective recruitment, recognition and training in the past year.
4. Established development pathways with local schools and organisations in the past year.

Team of the year (under 18)

This award recognises an under 18 team who has achieved outstanding success or achievements within their sport.

1. A Hackney team who have had outstanding success / achievements within sport; (80% of the team must be Hackney residents or attend a Hackney school during the time of the achievement).
2. Shown significant improvement from the previous year.
3. Demonstrated fair play and good sporting attitude both in and out the sporting arena.

Sports person of the year (16 and under)

This award recognises an individual who has had outstanding  success/achievements within their chosen sport.

1. Individual has had significant achievement/success within their sport (list achievements).
2. Made a significant impact on sport in Hackney.
3. Illustrate how their success is different from others in their sport and how they are a role model.
4. Exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Sports person of the year (25 and under)

This award recognises an individual who has had outstanding success/achievements within their chosen sport

1. Individual has had significant achievement/success within their sport (list achievements).
2. Made a significant impact on sport in Hackney.
3. Illustrate how their success is different from others in their sport and how they are a role model.
4. Exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

2017 awards

Hackney's sports men and women were honoured at the Hackney Sports Awards 2017 on Tuesday 6 February at the Hackney Empire.

Comedian Kat B compered the night, with special guests - Hackney born Lawrence "The Sauce" Okolie, WBA Continental Cruiser Weight Champion, GB Olympic team boxing 2016, since turning Pro he is unbeaten in 8 fights; 6 knock outs.

The second of the guests was Karen Carney MBE, England and Chelsea Professional women's footballer, FA Cup winner in 2012 and bronze medallist in the World Cup in 2015.

An audience of 650 people enjoyed the awards and the Q & A with both Lawrence and Karen.

Along with the awards was the Youth Sports Fund Awards, and recognition of the London Youth Games medalists, of whom all individual medalists over the age of 11 received a year's free GLL membership to access Hackney Leisure Centres.   

2017 award winners

  • Outstanding Contribution to the London Youth Games: Pele Julien and Clara Ajiako
  • Outstanding Team Contribution to the London Youth Games: Hackney Para teams
  • Most Improved Team in the London Youth Games: Hackney Youth Games Girls Volleyball Team and Boys Athletics Team
  • The London Youth Games Challenge Award: Stoke Newington School had the greatest participation in the London Youth Games 2017
  • Under 18 Team of The Year: Hackney Youth Games Judo Team
  • The Fit For Health winners: Maria Farr and Zeita Collins
  • Inclusion Award, sponsored by GLL: Laburnum Sports Sessions for young people with Disabilities
  • Club of the Year Award: Lea junior Rowing Club
  • Coach of the Year: Paul Carter Lea Junior Rowing Club
  • Under 16 Sports Person of the Year: Cameron Standell Walker - Judo
    • Runners up: Paige Bailey Gayle - Football
  • The Under 25 Sports Person of the Year: Emrah Mandurum - Judo
    • Runner up: Noah Williams - Diving

Hackney Sports Awards 2018

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