The Service to Sport Awards is a flagship event in the Herts Sports Partnership calendar. It represents an opportunity to bring together the dedicated, enthusiastic and life-changing individuals, projects and clubs that make up the sport and physical activity landscape of our county.

The awards celebrate the great work and unwavering commitment volunteers bring to the leisure sector, the innovative ways of keeping our residents active and the life long service many of the workforce has made.

Judging for this years’ event is currently underway and the awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 27th November at the Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire. 

 

Nadine Mehta Unsung Hero

This award recognises those individuals who are integral to a smooth operation, but are very often unseen and unheard. Usually a willing parent, we’re looking to celebrate for the kit washers, tea makers, minibus drivers, line markers, fixture organisers and the like!

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Showed commitment and a clear contribution to their club or group over the last 12 months.
  • Significantly impacted on their club, community or organisation through their volunteering.
  • Has qualities and values that make them stand out from the rest.

 

Community Coach of the Year: Female

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a female coach at community level who provides high quality coaching in a voluntary capacity.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Inspired more people to start and enjoy sport or physical activity.
  • Supported participants to be their best.
  • Has qualities and values that makes them stand out from the rest.

 

Community Coach of the Year: Male

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a male coach at community level who provides high quality coaching in a voluntary capacity.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Inspired more people to start and enjoy sport or physical activity.
  • Supported participants to be their best.
  • Has qualities and values that makes them stand out from the rest.

 

Disability Coach of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach working in disability sport at community level who provides high quality coaching in a voluntary capacity.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Inspired more people to start and enjoy sport or physical activity.
  • Used their unique skills and coaching to help more people remain in sport and physical activity.
  • Supported participants to be their best.
  • Has qualities and values that makes them stand out from the rest.

 

Contribution to Disability Sport

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a club or group providing disability sport opportunities at community level over the last 12 months.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Has developed disability sport in the community.
  • Has created a welcome and inclusive environment for participants, their families and the workforce.
  • Has demonstrated awareness, imagination or creativity to get disabled people in Hertfordshire more active, more often.

 

University of Hertfordshire Sports Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a sport or physical activity volunteer at the University of Hertfordshire. This could be as an activator, a coach, or someone behind the scenes who helps keep everything together.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Inspired more people to start and enjoy sport or physical activity.
  • Contributed to the development of their club or sport and physical activity in general.
  • Supported participants to be their best.
  • Has qualities and values that makes them stand out from the rest.

 

Community Club of the Year

This award recognises clubs, and sections within community clubs whether old or new, who can demonstrate why they are outstanding and make a notable contribution to their local community over the last 12 months.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominated club:

  • Has developed their sport or physical activity in the community.
  • Provides a friendly and welcoming environment for participants, their families and club staff.
  • Has shown awareness, imagination or creativity to get more people in Hertfordshire more active, more often.

 

‘This Girl Can in Herts’ Award

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual or group who have taken a leading role motivating and inspiring women through sport and physical activity over the last 12 months. The award is all about celebrating those individuals or groups who help women get active no matter how good they are, how fit they are or how they look.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Inspires more women to start and enjoy sport or physical activity.
  • Contributed to the development of women’s sport and physical activity in general.
  • Demonstrated the ‘This Girl Can in Herts’ campaign themes of leadership, addressing inactivity, confidence and the social side of sport.
  • Has qualities and values that make them stand out from the rest.

 

Community Project of the Year

This award recognises a community project that has delivered high quality sport or physical activity and demonstrated significant commitment to increasing participation during over the past 12 months.

Nominations will demonstrate how the project:

  • Has demonstrated commitment to the development of sport or physical activity in the community.
  • Has had successes and achievements over the past 12 months.
  • Has increased community engagement, particularly with hard to reach groups, through creativity and innovation.
  • Demonstrates qualities and values that sets the project apart, with clear good practice and evidence of being an outstanding example.

 

David Wray Service to Sport Award

This award recognises outstanding commitment to sport over the last 12 months.

Nominations will demonstrate how the nominee:

  • Has shown commitment and dedication to their chosen sport, perhaps above and beyond the usual level expected of them.
  • Has demonstrated the use of innovative ideas to develop or enhance their sport.
  • Has widened opportunities for participation and shown a willingness to get more people, more active, more often.

If you have any questions about the Service to Sport Awards or would like to find out how you can get tickets to attend, please email Matt Hughes-Short – m.hughes-short@herts.ac.uk