Sports, leisure and the Arts Manchester Sports Awards 2019

Award categories

Nominations closed on Monday 9 September.

This year's categories were:

  • Junior Sports Achiever - awarded to a sportsperson or team that has achieved improvement in their development. They must live or be located in the city, and not be National Governing Body (NGB) or professionally funded.
  • People's Champion - awarded to someone who's made a long term impact on people, a club, a school or their community.
  • Changing Lifestyle Award - awarded to somebody who has undertaken or led a lifestyle change, improving their health and quality of life. They must live or be based in the city.
  • Club or Organisation of the Year - awarded to a club or organisation, based in the city, that has made an impact on the development of sport or physical activity in their community. 
  • Young Volunteer of the Year - awarded to a 14 to 25 year old who's volunteering has improved the development of a club, their community, events or a school between September 2018 and August 2019.
  • Community Coach or Leader of the Year - awarded to a community or club coach or leader who has made an impact or contribution to people in the city.
  • School of the Year - awarded to a school for positive contribution to sports and physical activities. 
  • Community Project of the Year - awarded to an organisation that delivered community projects through sport or physical activities between September 2018 and August 2019 that achieved positive social outcomes. 

Successful nominees will be contacted in September and the top 3 in each category will be invited to the Sports Awards evening on Saturday 19 October 2019 at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate.

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