Published Monday, 27th November 2023

Nominations for this year’s Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards opened today (Monday 27 November 2023).

Residents are encouraged to nominate local people, teams, clubs, coaches or volunteers that they feel deserves recognition for their sporting contribution.

The awards recognise performance and dedication to sport in the borough for the period between 1 January and 31 December 2023. They are part of the Council’s strategy to promote active sport and encourage physical wellbeing.

Cllr Rod Ashford, Executive Member for Communities, Leisure, and Culture said: “We believe sport is an essential ingredient in creating and sustaining healthy communities.

“These awards are important, because they recognise the commitment of everyone involved in sport in our communities from those who play sport to those who coach sport and from volunteers to caregivers and parents.

“I really hope everyone will take this opportunity to nominate those individuals or groups who do so much to promote health and wellbeing through sport in our community.”

A picture of guests at the Sports Awards 2023Some of the guests at the Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards 2023

Eleven categories

There are 11 categories this year:

  • 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.

How to nominate

Nominees must reside or be part of a club within the borough and nominations can be in as many categories, as long as the nomination meets the agreed criteria.

Details of how to nominate, including information about the different award categories and entry criteria are available on our website.

The deadline for submitting nominations Sunday 28 January 2024.

Shortlisted nominees and their nominators will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony evening event scheduled for Thursday 14 March 2024.