Belfast Sports Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of our local sports people. The awards also pay tribute to the efforts of our coaches, volunteers, mentors, teachers and parents who help make Belfast a healthy and active city.
Nominations for Belfast Sports Awards 2017 are open until Monday 13 February 2017 at 12 noon.
|Complete the Belfast Sports Awards online nomination form.|
Categories for the Belfast Sports Awards 2017
- View the 2016 winner list
- View the Belfast Sports Awards photo gallery
Pathway to clubs
To recognise an individual who has created a sporting pathway from education to club participation. The individual will have played a key role in guiding children and young adults to long term involvement in sport and physical activity.
Coach of the year
To recognise the contribution of a club coach towards sporting achievement and increasing sporting participation in Belfast with junior, senior, female and disabled athletes. Nominees must hold a recognised sport’s Governing Body qualification.
In the case where a coach is significantly involved with more than one group of athletes please select only one group.
To recognise the contribution of an individual or group going the extra mile in the promotion of a healthy city. They should have made a positive impact on raising the profile and increasing awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of an active lifestyle.
Volunteer of the year
To recognise the contribution of the unsung heroes of sport. Nominees should be people volunteering within a sports club or community organisation beyond the coaching role. For example, this could include a parent who drives the team to and from matches every week, or someone who is always fundraising to support the club.
Team of the year
To recognise a locally based sports team in a junior and senior category that has achieved significant success within the last 12 months in their sport. Junior team nominees should be competing up to and including U19 level, those competing above this age group should be nominated in the senior category.
Sports personality of the year
To recognise the achievements of both junior and senior sporting heroes in the international arena. Athletes should have gained significant honours and success within the last 12 months.
Junior nominees should be under the age of 18 and senior nominees over the age of 18 on 1 January 2017.
Sporting hall of fame
To recognise the achievement of Belfast sports people in the international sporting arena. This could include anyone who is a retired athlete or an athlete who is still competing and has achieved significant success in their sport.
Congratulations to our Belfast Sports Awards 2016 winners.
|Lord Mayor’s special recognition award for contribution to sport||Ronnie Whiteway|
|Pathways to club award||Mike Hodgins|
|Coach of the year – junior award||Ruth McGuigan|
|Coach of the year – senior award||Peter Cassidy|
|Coach of the year – disability award||Kate Pollock and Brenda Houston|
|Coach of the year – female award||Shirley McCabe|
|Healthy lifestyle award||On Yer Bike|
|Volunteer of the year award||Danny and Maureen Treacy|
|Special contribution to sport and physical activity||Paul Thompson|
|Junior team of the year||Civil Service North Cricket Club U15s|
|Senior team of the year||Cathal Brugha Waterpolo Team|
|Sports personality- junior female award||Chloe Watson|
|Sports personality- junior male award||Keaton Morrison|
|Sports personality- disability female award||Katie Morrow|
|Sports personality- disability male award||Jack Agnew|
|Sports personality- senior female award||Sandra Bailie|
|Sports personality – senior male award||Gary Wilson|
|Hall of Fame award||Jim Nelson (posthumous)
For more information contact:
Sports Development Officer
24-26 Adelaide Street
Telephone: 028 9027 0515