Hackney sports awards

Nominate your favourite Hackney sports people for the 2019 Hackney sports awards

Now in their fourteenth 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 2019 awards

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

Nominate now

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

The closing date for nominations is 8 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 club mark, 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.

2018 awards

Hackney's sports men and women were honoured at the Hackney Youth Sports Awards 2018 on Wednesday 5 December at Hackney Town Hall.

Special guests on the night were Hackney born sporting stars Noah Williams and Orlan Jackman.

Noah Williams represented Great Britain, specialising in the 10m platform event and he has won silver medals in the 10m synchro platform with Matthew Dixon at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Orlan Jackman represented Great Britain and the London City Royals Basketball Teams, was the winner of the Division B Europeans at 18 and under 20s, and played in the Commonwealth Games 2018.

An audience of 200 people enjoyed the awards and the Q&A with both Orlan and Noah.

The London Youth Games individual medallists over the age of 11 received a year's free GLL membership to access Hackney's Better leisure centres.  

2018 winners

  • The London Youth Games Challenge Award: Mossbourne Academy had the greatest participation in the London Youth Games 2018
  • School Games Secondary Schools Awards winners: Clapton Girls Academy
  • Young Hackney Primary Schools Cycling Winners: Millfields Primary School
  • Young Hackney Primary Schools Participation Award winners: Shacklewell Primary School
  • Young Hackney Half Term Football Cup Winners: Shoreditch Park Adventure Playground
  • Young Hackney Inspire Junior Award winner: Zac Berou
  • Young Hackney Inspire Senior Award winner: Jonathon Gyemiah
  • Young Hackney Volunteer/Ambassador winner: Sajaan Singh
  • Under 18 Team of The Year - AFC Stoke Newington Girls Team Football Team Inclusion Award, sponsored by GLL: Hackney Youth Games Para Teams
  • Club of the Year Award: Cycle Club Hackney
  • Coach of the Year: Finnuala Duhaney-Keown
  • Under 16 Sports Person of the Year: Eddie Carrington (Football)
  • The Under 25 Sports Person of the Year: Noah Dembele (Kayak Sprint)

Hackney Sports Awards 2018

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