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By GreaterSport | 15 April 2019 | TAGS: sports awards, GMsportsAwards, recognition

The Greater Manchester Sports Awards recognise incredible achievements and dedication towards physical activity and sport across the County. 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 crowned.

There are 3 new categories this year to reflect the changes in the physical activity landscape; Initiative of the year, Workforce Advocate of the year and Active Workplace award.

Local areas will recognise the following categories at their awards;

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 an additional category 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.

The nominations for this award will open on 1st August and close on 30th September.

The aim of the awards is to recognise the amazing work being done across Greater Manchester. Who's 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? We want YOU to help us recognise these people by nominating them here.

GreaterSport CEO Sara Tomkins said, “There is some fantastic work taking place to get people moving across Greater Manchester, which is evident from the recent active lives survey which shows we have a record number of people moving across Greater Manchester. This is our opportunity to say thank you and I urge anyone who knows someone who is making a difference to take the time to nominate them and let’s show them they are appreciated!”

The winners will be crowned at The Greater Manchester Sports Awards later in the year, details to follow.

For more information on the Awards please visit

If you are an organisation who wants to support this event through sponsorship then please contact [email protected].

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