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.

On 19 November 2019, we will welcome over 500 guests to 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.

Nominations are now open, so until 30 September, we invite you to tell us who should be filling this year’s seats!

Nominations can be made in the below categories. Please use this information as a guide to explaining why you are making your nomination.


Nadine Mehta Unsung Hero

sponsored by the Saracens Sport Foundation 

This award recognises those individuals who are vital, but are very often unseen and unheard. Often a willing parent, we’re looking to celebrate the kit washers, tea makers, minibus drivers, line markers, fixture organisers and the like! This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Community Coach of the Year: Female

sponsorship opportunity available

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a female coach at community level who provides high quality coaching in a voluntary capacity. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Community Coach of the Year: Male

sponsorship opportunity available

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a male coach at community level who provides high quality coaching in a voluntary capacity. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Disability Coach of the Year

sponsored by govox

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. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Contribution to Disability Sport

sponsorship opportunity available

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a club or group providing disability sport opportunities at community level over the last 12 months. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Apprentice of the Year Award

sponsorship opportunity available

This award celebrates those individuals who have taken up apprenticeships in a sports related subject or environment, and the outstanding development, impact and contribution they have made over the last 12 months.

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University of Hertfordshire Active Campus Award

sponsored by University of Hertfordshire

This award recognises the outstanding contribution that a student or staff member at the University of Hertfordshire has made as a sports 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.

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Community Club of the Year

sponsored by Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust

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. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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‘This Girl Can in Herts’ Award

sponsorship opportunity available

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. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Voluntary Community Project of the Year

sponsored by the Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers

This award recognises a voluntarily run community project that has delivered high quality sport or physical activity and demonstrated significant commitment to increasing participation during the past 12 months. This category is closed to nominations from St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Professional Community Project of the Year

sponsorship opportunity available

This award recognises a professionally run (paid staff) community project that has delivered high quality sport or physical activity and demonstrated significant commitment to increasing participation during the past 12 months. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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David Wray Service to Sport Award

sponsorship opportunity available

This award recognises outstanding commitment to volunteering in sport, in any capacity over the last 12 months. This category is closed to nominations from Dacorum and St Albans, as winners from a local event are automatically forwarded.

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Lifetime Achievement

sponsored by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

This award recognises individuals that have dedicated a lifetime to volunteering in sport, in any capacity. Nominations must be submitted via video, emailed to S2SA@herts.ac.uk. Videos must be a maximum of one minute in length.


Make your nomination

Please use the above descriptions of each category to explain why your nominee deserves to be recognised.