Last modified September 12, 2022
The Active Lives Community Awards will recognise, celebrate and reflect on the role that sport plays for so many within our community from grassroots to the elite. The past 2 years have been difficult for most, getting told to stay indoors before the introduction of bubbles and daily exercise. Despite many challenges sport and physical activity has bounced back and remains a huge part of many people’s lives and that’s largely down to the fantastic teams, individuals, schools, colleges, and volunteers across Blackpool who have continued to ensure that physical activity has flourished over the past 12 months. This is a celebratory event giving our local stars young and old a chance to be recognised.
This year’s event has now been re-scheduled to Wednesday 28 September 2022 will take place at the prestigious Winter Gardens. If you have any queries about the change in date or your ticket please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Awards looks to recognise people from all areas of sport and physical activity and below are the links and criteria for each award.
Nominations are now closed, thank you to everyone who has sent in a nomination.
Coach of the Year
Awarded to someone you feel has excelled as a coach or activator, be it performance wise with results such as titles etc. or perhaps demonstrates an outstanding results in improvement, hard work, dedication and good practice. A coach that is highly respected by the opposition and fellow participants. This coach is someone who really stands out from the crowd working tirelessly to provide the best opportunities to help those interested in sport and physical activity achieve their full potential within the community.
Club of the Year
This award is given to an active sports club or organisation that has undertaken great work in running development programmes, activities or sessions which attract and retain participants whilst encouraging more people to live active lifestyles.
Adult Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to a volunteer who has given up their free time to support and promote active lifestyles in a non-coaching capacity at a sports club.
Young Volunteer of the Year
This award is for a young person who has given up their free time to help and support a sports club or organisation in delivering or supporting individuals to get involved in opportunities provided, these young people will be the backbone of sporting opportunities in the future.
Primary School of the Year
This award is given to a primary school that has excelled and gone above and beyond to support their pupil’s physical and mental health though providing varying opportunities and provision for all to access.
Secondary School of the Year
This award is given to a Secondary school that has excelled and gone above and beyond to support their pupil’s physical and mental health though providing varying opportunities and provision for all to access.
This award is for an individual who has shown a consistent lifetime commitment of 20 or more years and made a major contribution to community sport in Blackpool.
Young Achiever of the Year
Quayle Shield ages 9 to 13 years
Quayle Trophy ages 14 to 21 years
This award is for some of the most talented performers across Blackpool and Fylde. Someone who shows exceptional dedication to their sport and have the potential to perform at the highest level. Nominations are encouraged from those who have represented their county/region/country in their chosen sport.
Wilkinson Sword Elite Performer
Presented to an elite athlete from Blackpool, whom has had an outstanding year of achievement in their sport.
Disability Sports Awards
This award is given to an individual, administrator, coach or official who has made a highly significant voluntary contribution to disability sport.
Contribution to Active Communities (Individual)
This award is given to an individual that has gone the extra mile within their community to support others to participate in physical activity, providing alternative opportunities that have made a difference. Nominations are encouraged from non-traditional sports clubs or backgrounds.
Please note this category is open to all ages.
Contribution to Active Communities (Group)
This award is given to a group that has gone above and beyond within their community to support others to participate in physical activity, providing alternative and innovative opportunities that have made a difference. Nominations are encouraged from non-traditional sports clubs or backgrounds.
Please note this category is open to all ages.
Active Workplace of the Year Award
This award is presented to a Lancashire business that has gone the extra mile to support their employees' physical and mental health in the workplace, they may also have supported local sporting provision providing funding, venues or attending events.
Health and Wellbeing Award
This award shines a light on those supporting others with their physiological health, mental wellbeing, health management or any of the wider outcomes supported by physical activity and sport, emphasising the vital role that being physically active plays in supporting health outcomes.
Nominations are encouraged from organisations, projects and individuals.