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1. Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards

The Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards have been running for 13 years and although 2020 has been a challenging year for us all, sport has provided us with an outlet, away from the pandemic to unite together and provide some well needed mental and physical support. 

These awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sports people and sports clubs across the borough, and the invaluable contributions made by volunteers to maintain sport and physical activity during the global pandemic.

General Nomination Criteria:

  • All nominees must live within the borough, go to school in the borough or belong to a club within the borough.
  • Awards will be based upon results or performance from 1 January 2020 to 1 January 2021. 
  • There are age criteria for some of the Award categories which are displayed where applicable.
  • An independent panel of judges will select the winners of the Sports Awards.
  • Nominees will be required to have achieved a minimum of two of the relevant criteria to be considered for an Award.
  • The organisers reserve the right to check the validity of the information given.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 31 January 2021. 

Sports awards nomination form

Sports awards nomination categories

Community Champion of the Year

  • Has been innovative and creative in dealing with Coronavirus restrictions, to allow sport to continue throughout 2020.
  • Has had a positive impact on the lives of others through sports during the global pandemic.
  • Is an excellent role model.

Young Community Champion of the Year

(aged 18 and under as of 31 August 2020)

  • Has been innovative and creative in dealing with Coronavirus restrictions, to allow sport to continue throughout 2020.
  • Has had a positive impact on the lives of others through sports during the global pandemic.
  • Is an excellent role model to other young people.
  • Has gone above and beyond to support the sport or club to continue during lockdowns and COVID restrictions.

Tackling Inequality Award

  • A sports club/ team/ individual who has gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to take part in sport/ physical activity. These groups are people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC).
  • A sporting activity/ project set up in 2020 aimed at ensuring the people who were hit worst by the global pandemic, were keeping active to help reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Young Sports Person of the Year

  • Is a clear leader and role model in their sport or activity.
  • Has achieved individual success or made a big difference to a team
  • Has set a good example to others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coach of the Year

  • Increased participation by inspiring others to progress in their sport.
  • Despite COVID 19 restrictions, has shown a professional approach with excellent dedication.
  • Provided opportunities for others to participate in sport/ stay active during COVID 19 restrictions.

Club of the Year

  • Can demonstrate success or continued high level performance in its own sport or activity.
  • Is well-managed and can offer an attractive environment to its members.
  • Has a proven record of recruiting and encouraging young players to develop
  • Has been innovative in ways to continue running during the coronavirus pandemic.

Team of the Year

  • Has achieved success and competed at a consistently high level throughout the year.
  • Has demonstrated fair play and a sporting attitude throughout the year
  • Shown significant improvement from previous years

Junior Team of the Year

  • Achieved success and competed at a consistently high level throughout the year
  • Behaved in a sporting and respectful manner during the year