Published Wednesday, 5th January 2022

From the Olympics, Paralympics and Euro Football Championship to Wimbledon, last year we enjoyed many great sporting achievements.

Now it’s time for residents to nominate and celebrate inspirational individuals, teams, volunteers, clubs and coaches from across the borough!

Nominations open today (5 January), for the Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards, run by the Council in partnership with the Reigate & Banstead Sports Council. These annual awards shine a light on the incredible sporting achievements and dedication of local people.

Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards 2022

The eleven categories cover a broad range of individual and group awards that recognise outstanding contributions between 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2022.

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Changing Lives Award
  • Sports Person of the Year
  • Young Sports Person of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Junior Team of the Year
  • Senior Citizen Award
  • Inclusive Sport Award

The nomination form is quick and easy to complete and it’s free to enter. Please read the criteria and complete your form by the 23 January deadline.

Cllr Kanika Sachdeva, Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards recognise the success of people, teams, clubs and coaches who excel or empower and motivate others to enjoy different sporting activities. They also acknowledge the vital role that sport can play in helping people of all ages keep mentally and physically fit.

"I encourage residents to nominate those who made an invaluable or inspirational contribution to local sport in 2021 – and I wish everyone nominated the best of luck!”

All nominations will be considered and short-listed by an independent panel of judges. Successful nominees will be informed and invited to a special awards evening on 21 February. 

After hosting an online ceremony in 2021, we plan to hold this year’s awards ceremony in person at the Harlequin Theatre.