Active York has launched the Active York Sports Awards which will take place at the University of York on Wednesday 9th April.
Active York is the city’s sport and active leisure partnership and is working to encourage people to be more active more often. The Active York Board is made up of members representing City of York Council, Higher and Further Education, the city’s professional clubs, community sports clubs and the voluntary sector.
It aims to help the people of York be more aware of the health benefits of physical activity and to ensure coaching and development opportunities exist for people in the city to improve their performance and to enable them to compete at the highest level.
Awards will be judged by members of the Active York Board, which includes sporting partners from across the city. The leading nominees in each category will be invited to attend the Active York Sports Awards Dinner. Nominations close at midday on the 27th February.
The awards, which will see Chairman of the FA and Chancellor of University of York, Greg Dyke, as guest speaker, will recognise the achievements and contributions of the city’s sporting community.
Keith Morris, Head of Sport at York Sport and the Acting Chair of Active York said: “Active York is working with all sectors of York’s community to promote the role that sport and active leisure can play in developing, safer, stronger and more culturally-rich communities.
“The Active York Sports Awards 2014 are an ideal opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those involved in sport in the city. It is also an ideal opportunity to increase awareness of Active York and its role in providing support and opportunities, through the city’s sporting infrastructure with the wide ranging clubs, facilities and events that take place within it.”
Cass Brown, York Sport President, added: “I urge York’s students to nominate their peers for the active York awards. It would be fantastic if some of our own students were to win, showing the University’s contribution to sport and physical activity in York as a whole. Nominate, nominate, nominate!”
The award categories will include: Young Male Sportsperson, Young Female Sportsperson, Young Disabled Sportsperson, Team/Club of The Year, Student Sportsperson of the Year, Sportsman, Sportswoman, Disabled Sportsperson, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Coach/Volunteer Award, Active School of The Year, Active Workplace of The Year.
The awards evening will also recognise the city’s recipients of The Fund For The Gifted financial grant scheme, which helps York’s young up and coming athletes with equipment, travel costs, and sport injury and rehabilitation.
Award nominations are now open and details of the award criteria, as well as details on how to nominate and book tickets for the awards dinner, can be found here.