Runnymede civic awards

Sports and physical activity awards

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Sports person of the year

Recognise an individual over the age of 21 who has achieved individual success or has made a huge difference to their team over the last 12 months. A role model setting a good example to others.  Sporting achievements are not limited to trophies or medals. Success could include improvements in performance throughout the year, personal commitment and sacrifices to increase progress, or special circumstances / barriers that have been overcome by the athlete.


Young sports person of the year

Recognise an individual under the age of 21 who has achieved individual success or has made a huge difference to their team over the last 12 months. A role model setting a good example to others.  Sporting achievements are not limited to trophies or medals. Success could include improvements in performance throughout the year, personal commitment and sacrifices to increase progress, or special circumstances / barriers that have been overcome by the athlete.


Team of the year

Recognise a team which has performed exceptionally well throughout the last 12 months, demonstrating fair play and a sporting attitude, and showing significant improvement from previous years.


Club of the year

Recognise a sports club/ group who have achieved success or a continued high-level performance in its own sport or activity over the last year. The club has a proven record of recruiting and encouraging new players to develop, as well as continually supporting existing members to stay within the sport. They provide a wider offer than just sport provision, by supporting their community and having a positive impact to residents.


Coach of the year

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach in their community. This is a coach who has inspired people to take part in sport more regularly, and helped people to start or stay, in sport and physical activity over the last 12 months.


Changing lives award

Recognising a sports club/ team/ individual who have gone above and beyond to empower and inspire people from diverse communities to take part in sport/ physical activity over the last 12 months. Providing opportunities for people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) to take part in sport.