Awards celebrate sporting heroes
Published: Monday, February 13, 2023
Nominees have been announced for the 25th annual Active Wandsworth Awards.
The winners will be announced at a evening on March 3, celebrating the individual athletes, clubs, organisations, coaches and volunteers who are fundamental to grass roots sport and physical activity in Wandsworth. See the nominees in the video below.
The evening will be hosted by Sky Sports News presenter and reporter, Emma Paton, with special guests Commonwealth beach volleyball medallists Javier and Joaquin Bello.
The high standard of nominations across the ten award categories demonstrates not only the incredible sporting talent in Wandsworth but also the amazing commitment of grass roots organisations, who have shown exceptional dedication to their community.
Several awards will reflect on how volunteers and community organisations not only provide traditional playing opportunities but how their connections with the community support people who have experienced inequalities and barriers.
The categories are Active School of the year, Young Volunteer and Volunteer of the year, The Mayor’s Award, Coach/Instructor of the year (Sponsored by Footy Addicts), Outstanding Contribution to Sport /Physical activity, Sports Club/Organisation of the Year. Physical Activity Project of the Year (Sponsored by Enable), Junior Sports Person of the year and Sports Person of the Year (Sponsored by Places Leisure).
Wandsworth’s cabinet member for the environment Judi Gasser, said: "I am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s nominees in what is likely to be an amazing ceremony on March 3
“All on the shortlist are very much deserving of their nomination across the ten awards. Now, more than ever, sport and physical activity play an important part in all our lives and to recognise everyone, from the talented athlete to the amazing coaches and volunteers who make it happen, is so important.”
The Active Wandsworth Awards are produced and delivered by Enable in partnership with Wandsworth Council.
A full list of nominees can be found at https://enablelc.org/awa2022