Belfast Sports Awards
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 next year’s Belfast Sports Awards will open in January 2018 so keep an eye out the website and social media for more details.
Congratulations to our Belfast Sports Awards 2017 winners.
|Pathways to club award
|Coach of the year - junior award
|Coach of the year - senior award
|Coach of the year – disability award
|Coach of the year - female award
|Healthy lifestyle award
||St John's GAC
|Volunteer of the year award
||Adekanmi Abayomi and Jahswill Emmanuel of African - Caribbean Sports Forum NI
|Junior team of the year
|Methodist College Girls 1st XI
|Senior team of the year
|Linfield Ladies Football Team
|Sports personality - junior female award
|Sports personality - junior male award
|Sports personality - athlete with a disability
|Sports personality- senior female award
|Sports personality - senior male award
|Hall of Fame award
Dr Michael McKillop
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.
Watch our sports awards video from the night of the awards.
For more information contact:
Sports Development Officer
Cecil Ward Building
8-10 Linenhall Street
Telephone: 028 9027 0515