The winners of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards 2014 have now been revealed.
Over two hundred and twenty athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, teams and clubs were put forward to receive an award – presenting the judges with the welcome challenge of drawing up the shortlist.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards is a joint venture between Hampshire County Council, Sport Hampshire & IOW and the local sports councils & forums in Hampshire. It has a reputation for being the only county-wide event to recognise commitment, performance and excellence across all sports. The Awards evening will take place on Wednesday 2 April at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.
Sport helps provide the bedrock of strong communities. It inspires dedication and determination, creates passion and pride, instils discipline and fair play, provides opportunity for fun and friendship, builds character and courage and engenders camaraderie and team spirit amongst competitors and spectators alike. The Awards harnesses all of these positive messages and celebrates everything that is good about sport.
Awards are made to elite performers as well as to stalwarts of the local sporting community – the coaches, officials and volunteers who work behind the scenes to help athletes and clubs succeed. Nominees are assessed by a judging panel and winners are required to meet criteria specific for each category.
There are 18 categories in total, these are:
Junior Sportsman - sponsored by Decathlon
Junior Disability Sportsperson - sponsored by Toucan Design
Senior Disability Sportsperson
Outstanding Personal Achievement - sponsored by Inprint
Junior Team - sponsored by Promo Logo
Senior Team - sponsored by Halo Conferences & Events
Participation Coach - sponsored by Coaching Hampshire & IOW
Performance Coach - sponsored by Coaching Hampshire & IOW
Club - sponsored by Serious Sport
London 2012 Legacy Award - sponsored by Hampshire Olympic & Paralympic Legacy
Junior Volunteer - sponsored by Calshot Activities Centre
Service to Sport
Sports Development Officer
Sports Development Manager