Active Wandsworth Awards 2016 Nomination Form

The Active Wandsworth Awards recognises the commitment and achievement of the many people involved in sport and physical activity within Wandsworth. The awards reward talented local sports performers, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their exceptional achievements in 2016.

1. Please complete the contact details below about yourself as the nominator and the individual or group you will be nominating.
2. Read through the relevant criteria for the award you are planning to nominate.
3. Complete the empty boxes for each criteria.
4. Should you have any problems with the form please call 0208 8718154 or email active@wandsworth.gov.uk

Nomination Rules:
1. Nominees must reside in Wandsworth or attend a school in the Borough or be a member of a sports clubs or physical activity session based in Wandsworth.
2. All achievements must have taken place between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.
3. The decision of the selection panel is final and will be based on the information provided within this application, please read the criteria carefully for the respective award category and provide as much evidence and detail as possible.
4. For each nomination you must provide a photo of the nominee. Where possible send it by email in a jpeg format to active@wandsworth.gov.uk, as we use the pictures within the presentation.

Within the Below boxes you must provide comprehensive information about your nominee that meets the award criteria. You should try and include as much detail and evidence as possible to give your nominee the best chance of winning an award. The shortlisting process is based on the information you provide. Good luck!

* 1. Contact Details - Nominator

* 2. Contact Details - Nominee(s)

Awards Criteria
Below are the 11 award categories and their respective criteria. Please read through them carefully and complete all the required sections below.
Sports Club of the Year
This award is for a sports club that has:
1. Encouraged more people to participate in their sport or activity and helped people improve their skills and level of performance in 2016.
2. Has used innovative ideas to promote, develop or enhance its programme and/or facilities to make them accessible to the whole community, including under-represented groups (for example females, people with a disability, people from disadvantaged backgrounds or minority ethnic groups).
3. Highlight how the club links in with other organisations, for example local schools, national governing bodies and community groups.
4. Made any significant changes achievements (promotions/trophies) in 2016 - please highlight what these are.
The Mayor's Award
This award recognises how an individual, organisation or project has increased opportunities for disabled people in Wandsworth to participate in sport or physical activity.
1. What has the individual or organisation done that will encourage more disabled people to participate in sport.
2. How has the nominee worked in partnership with others to increase opportunities.
3. What qualities has the individual or organisation demonstrated that sets them apart from others.
Voluntary Services to Sport / Physical Activity (new nominations only)
The award recognises the contribution that a volunteer has made in their chosen sport or activity in 2016:
1. What role(s) has the volunteer undertaken in 2016 & how many hours a week do they volunteer.
2. How has the volunteer encouraged more people to participate in their sport/physical activity
3. What qualities has the volunteer demonstrated that sets them apart from others.
Young Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises the contribution that a volunteer (under 18 years of age) has made in their chosen sport or activity in 2016:
1. What role(s) has the volunteer undertaken during 2016 & how many hours a week do they volunteer.
2. How has the volunteer encouraged more people to participate in their sport/physical activity.
3. What qualities has the volunteer demonstrated that sets them apart from others.
Outstanding Contribution to Sport / Physical Activity
This award recognises the person who has made an outstanding contribution, in a voluntary capacity, to the lives of many through sport and physical activity, over a minimum of 5 years.
1. What is the background to the nominee's involvement with the group or organisation.
2. Please give examples of their commitment to sport/physical activity.
3. What impact have they had within their sport/physical activity.
4.How have they overcome any barriers to ensure opportunities have been introduced or maintained.
Physical Activity Project of the Year
This award recognises a physical activity project that has increased activity levels and improved residents of Wandsworth's health and well being:
1. A project that has made a significant contribution to supporting people to overcome barriers to participation.
2. Has created opportunities for inactive people to start and maintain being active.
3. Has built strong community relationships and links to ensure the project and programmes run over a long period of time.
Community Sports Team of the Year (Under 18)
This award recognises the achievements of a team or community sports clubs in 2016.
1. Please list any significant achievements in 2016.
2. Demonstrated fair play and a good sporting attitude throughout the year.
3. Shown significant improvements on previous years.
School Sports Team of the Year (Under 18)
This award recognises the achievements of a school sports team in 2016.
1. Please list any significant achievements in 2016.
2. Demonstrated fair play and a good sporting attitude throughout the year.
3. Shown significant improvements on previous years.
Coach / Instructor of the Year
 
This award is for a coach who has:
1. Increased participation by inspiring others to progress in their activity.
2. Achieved personal development in the last 12 months such as new coaching or instructor qualifications, please give evidence.
3. Set themselves apart from other coaches and instructors - please outline their main achievements in 2016.
Junior Sports Person of the Year (15 and under as of 31 December 2016)
This award is for an individual who has:
1. Had significant success in 2016, please list and detail the main achievements, results and ranking information. 
2. Made significant progress in their sport in 2016, please outline how they have progressed over the last 12 months.
Sports Person of the Year (25 and under as of 31 December 2016)
This award is for an individual who has:
1. Had significant success in 2016, please list and detail the main achievements results and ranking information. 
2. Made significant progress in their sport in 2016, please outline how they have progressed over the last 12 months.

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* 7. Criterion 4 (where requested)

Thank you for taking the time to complete the nomination, the awards simply couldn't happen without you making the nomination in the first place. Good luck!

The closing date for all nominations is Sunday 8 January 2017, shortlisting will commence shortly afterwards and we will inform you if your nomination has been successful or not by the end of January.

The Active Wandsworth Awards will take place on Friday 10 February 2017.

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