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Image captionImage 1: Winners of the 2018 Community Sports Awards

After the inspiration of the Lionesses at the European Championship and England’s success at the recent Commonwealth Games, nominations for Hammersmith & Fulham’s Community Sports Awards are now open.

The 10th biennial celebration of residents and groups that support and deliver sport and physical activity across the borough will take place on Thursday 22 September at Bush Hall.

“Our Community Sports Awards celebrate those who help to make sport and physical activity accessible, fun and popular with local residents,” said Cllr Sharon Holder, H&F Cabinet Member for Public Realm.

“Sport can add so much to someone’s day to day life and it’s the many volunteers, workers and organisations across the borough who contribute to these clubs and sessions that make H&F such a great place to live, work and play.”

Nominations closed on 5 September 2022.

2022’s categories

This year’s categories are listed below. To find out more about each award, visit the H&F Community Sports Awards webpage.

Volunteer of the Year award

This award is for anyone aged 18 or over that regularly supports sport or physical activity in the community.

Young Ambassador of the Year award

This award is for a young person whose efforts and supportive attitudes are helping to inspire and increase participation in sport and physical activity.

Inclusive Project of the Year award

This award recognises the organisations, groups and individuals who enable disadvantaged groups to access sport and physical activities.

Junior Sports Person of the Year award

This award celebrates residents under the age of 18 who have excelled in the past 12 months.

Coach or Instructor of the Year award

This award recognises people that excel in their role, and who motivate and inspire people to regularly attend and develop their skills.

Engaging Sports or Physical Activity Project of the Year award

This award recognises projects that creatively and effectively engage participants in sport or physical activity.

Sports Organisation of the Year award

This award recognises a more traditional sports club model where people come together to train on a regular basis and compete in league and cup competitions.

Outstanding Contribution of the Year award

This award recognises those that have spent several years improving sport or general physical activities across H&F.

Sport and Physical Activity Person of the Year award

This award celebrates a participant of any age who has excelled in their sport or activity over the past year.

Find out more

For more details and background about the awards, visit our Community Sports Awards webpage.

For further information call Sports Development on 020 8753 3838 or email sportsdevelopment@lbhf.gov.uk.

Past winners

H&F’s last Community Sports Awards was held in 2018 and had winners from across the borough.

To name just a few, Philip Sangchin from the Brunswick Club for Young People was awarded London Youth Games Coach of the Year and Richard Wilmot from Fulham Rugby Club was named Volunteer of the Year.

Fulham Cross pupil Suhair Mire won the Young Ambassador of the Year award and Sama Rahnama from Original Taekwondo Club was awarded Junior Sportsperson of the Year.

London Sports Trust’s Kevin Nathaniel was named as the 2018 Coach of the Year and Wormholt Primary’s Active Travel Plan programme was awarded the most Engaging Sport or Physical Activity Project.

You can check out the photos from their awards ceremony on our Flickr photo gallery.

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