The Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire Sports Awards can be entered by both disabled and non-disabled people, athletes and teams across all categories.
There are certain individuals whose sustained contribution to sport in the West Midlands over many years merits special recognition. This award celebrates a truly special sportsperson who has made a lasting impact on the region through their phenomenal career in sport. The winner will have made an outstanding contribution to sport over a minimum of 15 years.
The Professional Sportsman of the Year Award celebrates the player (in any sport) that has most impressed this year. It will be presented to an athlete who competes with a high level of skill, shows immense dedication and has achieved great accolades within his sport. Entrants will have displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement at district, county, regional, national or international level. Quite simply recognizing the best of the best, this award goes to an outstanding sportsman that the whole of the West Midlands can be proud of!
The Professional Sportswoman of the Year Award celebrates the player (in any sport) that has most impressed this year. It will be presented to an athlete who competes with a high level of skill, shows immense dedication and has achieved great accolades within her sport. Entrants will have displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement at district, county, regional, national or international level. The ultimate high achiever, this award acknowledges performances of the highest quality from a truly inspirational sportswoman.
This award is designed to highlight the sporting stars that we will all enjoy watching in professional sport in the future. Celebrating the achievements of a hugely talented young sportsperson under the age of 21 years, this award recognises the dedication, hard-work and sheer skill of the county’s most promising young talents.
Demonstrating amazing sporting ability and embodying the true spirit of teamwork, this award is for the team that have put in the most inspirational performances of the year. This award celebrates the very best of the West Midlands sports teams. A team of two or more people who have participated in a team competition. Subsections of an overall team will not be eligible. Individual teams who have achieved success in their chosen sport as district, county, regional, national or international level will be eligible to enter this award.
This award recognises an individual who has inspired, plotted and motivated their team to achieve great things this year. Their hard work and dedication is recognised in this category and the winner will be celebrated for their contribution to their chosen sport. A qualified coach or manager (paid/unpaid) who has made a major contribution to the lives of people through their coaching or managing will be eligible to enter this award.
The Club of the Year Award recognises the most outstanding sporting club in Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire. Taking into account all aspects of the club, both on and off the pitch, this award celebrates a club that the whole of the West Midlands can be proud to get behind. All clubs that enter this award are likely to have achieved or be working to achieve Clubmark or similar club accreditation and have good school to club links. They will have committed coaches and volunteers and the club will have developed over recent years. The club performers may not necessarily be performing at a high level.
Community is at the heart of the Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire Sports Awards. Bringing communities together and inspiring the whole of the West Midlands, sport can have a hugely positive impact on the life of communities. This award has been designed to celebrate a substantial contribution to the community, highlighting an individual or group who has added to the community through sport on a large or smaller scale.
This award recognises an individual of any age who gives up so much of their own time to provide the region with their help and support in any sporting discipline. An inspirational individual and example of true dedication, the winner of this award will be a valuable part of any community. All applicants have made an outstanding contribution to sport as an official, administrator or volunteer.
This award recognises a school, college or youth team that has excelled in its chosen sport. Demonstrating an inspiring level of dedication to achievement, great teamwork and building upon their success continually for excellent results.
* 11-19 years, includes school and college teams
This award celebrates the region’s very best junior sportsperson who competes as an amateur, recognising their incredible achievements made within their discipline over the past year.
A simply outstanding individual, the award is a way to reward such inspirational success from a grassroots level.
This award is open to sportsmen and women across any discipline who compete as an amateur. It will be presented to an athlete who competes with a high level of skill, shows immense dedication and has achieved great accolades within their sport. Entrants will have displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement at district, county, regional, national or international level.
* 19 years and above.
The judges are looking for an individual or sporting organisation who put well-being at the heart of everything they do. Physical performance and mental performance go hand-in-hand.
We are looking for individuals or companies who can clearly show how they have made an impact in the area of mental-health and community outreach and clearly embedded well-being as part of their business/performance process.
The outstanding company or individual will have gone to extra mile to show both mental well-being and physical fitness in sport are equally important.