Somerset Sports Awards 2019

Sports Awards 2019

Nominations Closed

Here are all the nominees that have been shortlisted for an award in the 2019 Somerset Sports Awards:


Nomination Categories and Criteria:

  • Children's Coach of the Year - sponsored by Taunton School

In recognition of a person who coaches young people under the age of 16 and shows a high level of dedication and ability through innovative practice. This person shows evidence of the development of basic skills through fun in sport or physical activity, appropriate player-centred engagement and high quality coaching.

  • Participation Coach of the Year

In recognition of a person who shows an outstanding contribution to getting more people starting, staying and succeeding in sport or physical activity through high quality delivery. This person will show evidence of widening access to sport or physical activity and may work in a specific community or area of low participation.

  • Young Volunteer of the Year

In recognition of an individual under the age of 21 who has shown dedication, commitment and service to sport or physical activity across Somerset. Please note that they must be Under 21 as of 30/09/19.

  • Volunteer of the Year

In recognition of an individual volunteer who has shown dedication, commitment and service to sport or physical activity within the community in Somerset.

  • Club of the Year - sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taunton Vale

In recognition of a club who has shown significant development over the year through increasing opportunities, developing its workforce and/or gaining or maintaining accreditation.

  • Get Somerset Active - sponsored by Sedgemoor Lifeline

In recognition of a person or project that have inspired, motivated and supported people within Somerset, through informal or formal sport or physical activity. This person or project will have been a driving force in getting more people participating in sport or physical activity and made a real difference.

  • Early Years Setting of the Year

In recognition of an early years setting that has shown an excellent approach to providing a physically active setting. It will provide an important foundation for children and families to create positive relationships with physical activity leading into Primary School.

  • Primary PE and Sport Premium

To recognise a school that has innovated and endeavoured to provide improved outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant. This could be through; pupil engagement in physical activity, health and wellbeing; whole school improvement; up-skilling staff; broader sporting experience or increased participation competitive sport. Schools must evidence how their activity is sustainable.

  • Contribution to Secondary or College Sport Award - sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Designed to reward a group/someone who has increased the profile, participation and/or awareness of school or college sport or physical activity in Somerset. The nominee(s) may be involved in school or college sport or physical activity at any level within Somerset.

  • Active Workplace Award - sponsored by Stuart Todd Associates

In recognition of a workplace in Somerset that has adopted a positive approach towards the health and wellbeing of its employees through sport or physical activity.

  • This Girl Can Award

In recognition of a woman/women that has encompassed the national campaign, overcoming the fear of judgement and doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their faces get.

  • Sports Performer of the Year - sponsored by Richard Huish College

In recognition of an outstanding performer who has achieved national or international success in their chosen sport.

*Please note that when talking about a coach we mean anyone that improves a person's experience of sport and physical activity by providing specialised support and guidance aligned to their individual needs and aspirations.

Sponsorship Information

The 2019 Somerset Activity & Sport Awards will celebrate and give recognition to the achievements and successes of outstanding athletes, inspirational volunteers, great coaches, community clubs and organisations from across Somerset. This year the awards evening for the finalists will be held on Friday 15th November 2019 at Somerset County Cricket Club.

As a local business we would love to give you the opportunity to sponsor an award. We are offering the opportunity to sponsor individual awards for £250, for this you will receive the following benefits:

  • Your company logo to be included on all promotional material if the sponsorship is agreed by 19th August
  • Opportunity to present the award on the night
  • 2x tickets to the event
  • Photo with the award winner
  • Brand exposure – promotional product placement at the event
  • Press related to the individual award
  • Listing in the programme
  • Promotion via social media channels and our website (last year one post alone reached 19k people)

Sponsorship of specific award categories will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information:

Laura Carter – / 01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK