Belfast Sports Awards 2013Belfast Sports Awards 2013 took place on Wednesday 6 March 2013. The awards will celebrated the remarkable achievements of the city's sports people from a local to an Olympic level. We paid tribute to the efforts of coaches, volunteers, mentors, teachers and parents who all help make Belfast a healthy and inspiring place to live.
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This award recognises 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
This award recognises the contribution of a club coach towards sporting achievement and by increasing sporting participation in Belfast with junior, senior, female and disabled athletes. Nominees must hold a recognised sportís Governing Body qualification. Junior nominees should be under the age of 18 and senior nominees over the age of 18 on 1 January 2013. In the case where a coach is significantly involved with more than one group of athletes only one group should be selected.
This award recognises the contribution of an individual or group going the extra mile in the promotion of health, physical activity and sport in Belfast. They should have made a positive impact on raising the profile and increasing awareness of the health benefits of sport and physical activity.
|Volunteer of the year
This award recognises the contribution of the unsung heroes of sport. Nominees should be people volunteering within a sports club or community organisation involved in sport or physical activity. Nominees should not be part of the coaching team. 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.
This award recognises the efforts of a Belfast facility that promotes sports development, active participation and healthy lifestyle. The award will focus on the venue that is making a difference by creating activities to encourage everyone to get active.
|Sports personality of the year
This award recognises 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 2013.
|Sporting Hall of Fame
This award recognises 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.
More informationIf you would like to find out more about the Belfast Sports Awards, contact:
24-26 Adelaide Street
Tel: 028 9027 0344