There is so much work being done in Greater Manchester to provide opportunities for our residents to be active and these awards aim to recognise this amazing work. It aims to thank those who have gone above and beyond or gone that extra mile, who's had their greatest sporting year to date? Who has changed their life for the better because of getting active?
The 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester hold their own awards and the winners are invited to the Greater Manchester event where the Greater Manchester champions will be crownedin the following categories;
Changing Lifestyle Award - For a person who has used physical activity to transform their lifestyle for the better.
Club of the Year - For a community club or community group who has had an impact in their local community in the given time period.
Young Sports Achiever of the Year - This award is for young athletes (aged under 18) who are not professionally funded who have had significant success in their sport throughout the year.
Unsung Hero - This award recognises long term volunteers (over 10 years) who have made a significant difference over that timeframe.
Volunteer of the Year - This award is for volunteers who have given up their time to volunteer over the given time frame.
School Commitment to PE and Sport Award - This award recognises schools that have gone above and beyond in respect to incorporating activity into a school day for their pupils and staff.
Workforce Advocate Award - This award recognises an individual that has used physical activity or sport within their professional role to have positive impacts.
Initiative of the Year - This award recognises a physical activity initiative by an organisation which has made a difference in communities and achieved positive social outcomes.
There will be two additional categories that will not be part of a local award and nominations will be made directly to GreaterSport for the Greater Manchester award;
Active workplace of the Year – An employer (no matter of size) for making a difference on employees levels of activity during the working day.
Greater Manchester Mayor’s Award – for an individual / group / organisation for their commitment and contribution to getting Greater Manchester Moving.
The nominations for these awards are now open and will close at 5pm on 18th September.
The winners will be crowned at The Greater Manchester Sports Awards later in the year, details to follow.
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