Leeds Sports Awards 2018

Leeds Sports Awards returns for 2018

The Leeds Sports Awards has become a high profile and much-loved event in our city’s sporting and social calendar. Sport Leeds is delighted to announce that the event will be staged at the City’s first direct arena for the second year running on Thursday 1st March 2018.

It’s a chance for Leeds to come together to celebrate the success of a huge variety sports people from across the city – athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators. After another fantastic year of sport it’s going to be an incredible evening of celebration.

We’re delighted to welcome back LeedsBID as title sponsor for 2018 and look forward to working closely to making it the biggest and best event yet.

Nominations for Young Achievers and Special Contribution and voting for Senior Achievers are both now open and the public is invited to do so online at leedssportsawards.co.uk/nominations

Nominations and voting will close at midnight 17th December 2017.

The individual awards are outlined below.

Award categories-

YOUNG ACHIEVERS (UNDER 18)
YOUNG SPORTSPERSON
YOUNG DISABILITY SPORTSPERSON
YOUNG CLUB/TEAM

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION
STUDENT SPORT
COACH – PARTICIPATION
SPORTS VOLUNTEER
OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPORT
SERVICE TO P.E. AND SCHOOL SPORT
CLUB/TEAM – PERFORMANCE

SENIOR ACHIEVERS (OVER 18)

As per last year this category will be voted for by the public from the list of candidates below. The list of candidates has been selected by a panel representing Sport Leeds.

The public are invited to place their vote in each category (one vote per person per category). The public vote will account for 50% of the voting with a panel representing Sport Leeds determining the other 50% of voting

List of Finalists:

Sportsman – Nile Wilson, Jonny Bairstow, Pontus Jansson, Tom Bishop, Stevie Ward, Matty Lee, Josh Warrington

Sportswoman – Nicola Adams OBE, Laura Weightman, Lauren Winfield, Lois Toulson, Lois Forsell, Jess Learmonth, Gabby Adcock

Sportsman Disability – Adam Duggleby MBE, Ryan Richardson, James Simpson

Sportswoman Disability – Hannah Cockroft MBE, Kadeena Cox MBE, Jodie Boyd-Ward

Coach – Performance – Malcolm Brown MBE & Jack Maitland, Dave Murray, Brian McDermott

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 1st March.

Tickets and sponsorship –

Tickets are now available and can be brought online from the first direct arena. Alternatively, group/table bookings can be made directly through leedssportsawards@bananakick.com

Sponsorship opportunities are still available so please get in touch should you

wish to find out more information leedssportsawards@bananakick.com

Key timings-

17th December – Nominations and public voting closes

4th January – Judging panel meet to select nomination finalists (Young Achievers and Special Contribution) and cast their votes in the Senior Achievers category.

9th January – Finalists announced (Young Achievers and Special Contribution)

1st March – Event night, all winners announced

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