Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards
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 Sportswoman
- Junior Disability Sportsperson - sponsored by Toucan Design
- Senior Sportsman
- Senior Sportswoman
- Senior Disability Sportsperson
- Masters 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
- Senior Volunteer
- Service to Sport
This year we are once again looking for sponsors who share our passion for the community, sports and physical activity. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to suit all potential sponsors. Take a look at our 2014 Sports Awards Sponsorship Packages to see how you can sponsor and what the Hampshire & IOW Sports Awards can bring to your business.
If you would like to speak to us about potential sponsorship then we'd love to hear from you. Email our Marketing & Communications Officer Clare Rhodes or call 01962 845168.
We are delighted to have the support of a number of local organisations and businesses. With special thanks to them for helping us reward and recognise commitment, performance and excellence across all sports.
Decathlon is the world’s largest sporting retailer. Our aim is to make sport accessible to all. We offer a range of products for over 70 sports from the very basics to start a new sport to technical items for those participating at the highest level.
Toucan Design is a graphic design partnership based in Southampton, Hampshire. Our aim is to listen, create, and deliver design solutions large or small for your target audience. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, creative, imaginative designs at competitive prices. www.toucandesignuk.com
Inprint Based in Southampton inprint is one of the largest marketing and display printers in Hampshire. Our extensive range of equipment enables us to offer a true one-stop solution covering marketing print, exhibition and display print, short run digital and direct mail. Our Inbrand artwork solution enables site specific or local marketing campaigns to be created within brand and ordered via our web tool. www.inprintlitho.com
Promo Logo Ltd provide printed and embroidered clothing and promotional items to Sports Clubs, Associations, Corporate, Schools and Military. Promo Logo pride themselves on their quality of product and service, fast turnaround and competitive pricing. www.promologo.co.uk
Calshot Activities Centre offers an unrivalled number of exciting water and landbased activities, for all abilities and ages. Historic hangars accommodate a state-of-the-art climbing complex, the only indoor velodrome in Southern England and a dry ski slope.
Serious Sport (based in Hampshire) is a specialist sports clothing company that provides high quality team clothing and sportswear. Serious Sport is now one of the fastest growing sports clothing and embroidery companies in the UK due to its philosophy of offering quality garments, backed up with unrivalled quality service at competitive prices.
Coaching Hampshire & IOW aims to provide coaches and those involved with employment, deployment, education and coach development with a suite of services designed to support a professionally regulated profession in which all coaches (voluntary, part-time and full-time) are recognised, rewarded and valued. www.coachinghampshireiow.co.uk
Hampshire Olympic & Paralympic Legacy. There is a clear opportunity for us to capitalise on the ‘spirit of 2012' as Hampshire played an import part in the success of Team GB at the London Games. More Olympians than any other county and second only to Yorkshire in the medal table. As well as developing our young sporting talent, we are keen to increase the number of Hampshire residents participating in sport, physical activity and cultural activity with our plans for an Olympic legacy in the county. www.hants.gov.uk/2012
Halo is Southampton Football Club's conferencing and events company. Halo offers everything from catering to turnkey events at St. Mary’s Stadium, ABP Cruise Terminals and bespoke event locations. Halo understand that every occasion is different and are able to personalise events to reach their customers’ objectives and exceed the expectations of their guests.
Paultons Park is a family theme park that offers a family day out with over 60 rides and attractions included in the price in Hampshire, The New Forest.
BBC Radio Solent. Loving life in the south, with local news, local sport and conversation
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