Tickets for the 17th annual Lincolnshire Sports & Physical Activity Awards sponsored by Lincoln Waterpark have today gone on sale, as sponsors, community groups and clubs, and activity providers across Lincolnshire alike rejoice in the return of the county’s biggest celebration of sport and physical activity.
The 2021 Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards will celebrate the achievements of inspirational individuals, volunteers and community groups who dedicate their precious time and energy to help keep Lincolnshire moving. The awards will also recognise those athletes who compete on a national and International stage, including but not limited to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In a challenging year, community cohesion has been more important than ever, and this year’s awards will highlight the impressive achievements of schools, workplaces, and clubs, in the hotly contested categories of Active School sponsored by Branston, Active Club sponsored by Bishop Grosseteste University and Workplace Wellbeing sponsored by Active Nation.
The Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 11 November, at the Doubletree by Hilton, on Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront, and hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenters Rob Makepeace and Carla Greene.
There are 9 categories this year. each recognising the positive impact physical activity has had on people’s lives, whilst celebrating those who actively contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of Lincolnshire.
27 shortlisted individuals, clubs, and schools have been announced today, and local businesses will present the awards to the winners on Thursday 11 November.
All of the fantastic finalists for this year’s awards are listed below in their nominated category.
Active Community Award – Sponsored by Lincoln Big
Billingborough Community Gym
Run Talk Run
Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity – Sponsored by Magna Vitae
Dan Hone, Active Arena
Paul Timms, Spartans Taekwondo Academy
Roger Mitchie, Active Nation
Volunteer Commitment Award – Sponsored by Everyone Active
Fina Martinez-Perez, Grantham Water Polo Club
Jake Lane, Lincoln City Foundation and Lincoln City Football Club
Terrence Timmis, Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club
Workplace Wellbeing Award – Sponsored by Active Nation
North Kesteven District Council
Lincoln City Foundation
One You Lincolnshire
Carolyn Smith, Ramlings of a Broken Hiker and Phil May Yellowbelly SUP School
Lindsay Nearn and Tony Lake
Active Change Award – Sponsored by One You Lincolnshire
Active Club Award – Sponsored by Bishop Grosseteste University
Evolution Martial Arts
Long Sutton Cricket Club
Active School Award – Sponsored by Branston
Branston Church of England Infant School
Haven High Academy
Skegness Grammar School
Special Sporting Recognition Award – Sponsored by Ambitions Personnel
Award Recipient/s to be announced on 11 November
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards took place virtually, making this years event extra special, and an opportunity once more for us to join together in person. The event will give thanks, celebrate, and recognise people from across the county who have been committed, creative and determined to keep the people of Lincolnshire active.
The Lincolnshire ‘Sports’ Personality of the Year award will be presented by headline sponsor Lincoln Waterparks and decided by the shortlisting panel of judges.
Emma Tatlow, CEO of Active Lincolnshire said:
“The quality of nominations for this year’s awards has been outstanding. As always, the people of Lincolnshire have really done us proud, with so many inspiring stories of how physical activity has helped people overcome barriers, improved their mental health and wellbeing and the outstanding contribution made by volunteers is truly something to celebrate.
Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees, the judging panel faced some exceptionally tough decisions as all nominees are worthy of winning!
We hope to see many of you at the awards to share in these successes and to hear the stories yourself from our finalists and winners.”
“I would also like to say thank you to the fantastic local businesses who have shown their commitment to keeping Lincolnshire moving by sponsoring this year’s event, they have enabled us to join together once more.”
Suzi Nightingale, Managing Director, Lincoln Waterpark said:
“For us, it is important to support local incentives that encourage people to be active. It’s not necessarily about the best athletic ability, but for us is about enjoying what you do and striving to be your best. These awards celebrate commitment and achievement but also include community involvement and the passion of all the supporting teams involved. It’s a pleasure to be involved with supporting the incredible athletes, support teams and clubs in Lincolnshire.”
If you would like to join Active Lincolnshire in celebrating stories of community and individual passion, commitment, dedication and determination, tickets for the awards evening are available now: Awards Evening Tickets. Tickets are priced at £35 and include a drink on arrival and light canapés served on the tables.