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Rushcliffe Sports Awards 2017

28 July 2017

The Rushcliffe Sports Awards are an integral part of the sporting calendar in Rushcliffe and is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Borough’s sports people. The Sports Awards aim to mark the achievements, dedication and determination of our athletes and the invaluable contribution of our voluntary coaches, officials and administrators.

The awards are organised in partnership with the Rushcliffe School Sports Partnership and the 2017 awards will take place on Wednesday 22 November at The Becket School.  Nominations are now open in the below categories – you can make a nomination now - and nominations are open until Wednesday 18 September.

Criteria for Junior Team of the Year

To recognise the success achieved by any junior team (U18) in their sport at local, county, regional or national level.

Criteria for Team of the Year

To recognise the success achieved by any team in their sport at local, county, regional or national level.

Criteria for Secondary School/College Team of the Year

To recognise the success achieved by any school team in their sport at local, county, regional or national level

Criteria for Primary School Team of the Year

To recognise the success achieved by any school team in their sport at local, county, regional or national level

Criteria for Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations will be reviewed by the Rushcliffe Sports Awards panel and all shortlisted nominees in this category will be provided with the following:

  • A 12 month FANS membership where they can access Rushcliffe Borough leisure facilities free of charge
  • A grant to support the cost of competing at national level (the amount will be determined by the number of shortlisted nominees)

There will be one overall winner of this category. Eligibility and criteria for this category is:

  • Nominees must be a resident of Rushcliffe Borough OR attend a school in Rushcliffe OR compete for a club based in Rushcliffe
  • Nominees must be competing at National or International level in their chosen sport.  This varies with different sports but you should, at least, be competing with performers from other counties in your sport, in recognised competitions.
  • The sport must be a Sport England recognised sport or discipline (web link)
  • Nominees must be fully endorsed by the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) representative to be considered for funding.
  • Nominees must be fully endorsed by their National or International coach (who must be suitably qualified and affiliated) to be considered for funding.
  • All grants awarded are entirely at the discretion of Rushcliffe Borough Council and subject to funding being available.
  • Nominees must be aged under 18/school year 13

To endorse the nomination, athletes must provide:

  • A letter of support from the National Governing Body and National Squad Coach confirming involvement at national level must be provided
  • Photograph of nominee competing or in national kit
  • Any press cuttings, articles, websites which reference your achievements over the past 12 months
  • All evidence must be emailed to sportsdevelopment@rushcliffe.gov.uk

Criteria for Junior Volunteer of the Year

To recognise the work of a Young Sports Leader (aged under 18/school year 13) who has shown outstanding commitment and made a significant contribution to volunteering within school/college and/or the community.  Roles could include official/referee, coaching, team manager, organisation and administration.

Criteria for Volunteer of the Year

To recognise a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and made a significant contribution to their sport/club/school in roles like - a club officer, committee member, fundraiser, administrator, IT support, event steward/marshalling, official/referee.

Please note - volunteer coaches should be nominated in the 'Coach of the Year' category.

Criteria for Coach of the Year

To recognise a qualified coach, coaching in the community, who has made a major contribution to the lives of people through their work, which includes a voluntary element and has also shown commitment to their own personal development as a coach.

Rushcliffe Roll of Honour

To recognise an individual who has shown involvement, commitment and dedication to sport over many years.

Criteria for the Club of the Year:

Nominations are open to any club located in Rushcliffe Borough. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria, please ensure you address them fully.

  • Programmes the club delivers (Maximum 150 words). What activities does your club provide for its members and to attract new members. How can people progress and develop within your club? What is the social impact on members?
  • Volunteer Management (Maximum 150 words). How does your club recruit, retain and reward its volunteers? Give examples where applicable
  • Partnerships and Relationships (Maximum 150 words). Who do you work with and how has this impacted on your club’s ability to develop? Give examples of work with your local or national governing body sports development officer/local schools/youth groups/brownies/scouts/volunteers centres
  • Creative Diversity (Maximum 100 words). How do you ensure your activities are open to all and how has your club targeted specific groups to work with? e.g. Women and girls, disabilities
  • Innovation (Maximum 100 words). What new ideas has your organisation implemented this year? What does your club plan to achieve in the next 12 – 18 months?

Here's a reminder of last years' awards.