Winchester District Sports Awards

The awards, which are sponsored by Wild Sports and will be presented at the Guildhall on Tuesday 9th December 2008, aim to publicly recognise the commitment and excellence of coaches, volunteers and Sportspeople across the Winchester District.

Nominations for awards will be considered in the following categories:

Junior Sportsman & Junior Sportswoman
Under 18 years of age

Senior Sportsman & Senior Sportswoman
18 years or over

Masters Sportsman & Masters Sportswoman
40 years of age or over

Junior Disability Sportsman & Sportswoman
Under 18 years of age

Senior Disability Sportsman & Sportswoman
18 years or over

Coach of the year (Male or Female)
No age criteria

Volunteer of the Year (Junior & Senior)

Team (Junior & Senior)

Official (Male or Female)

Service to Sport (Male or Female)

The awards will be for achievements during the sporting year of 2008 with the exception of Service to Sport, which will be for service, coaching, officiating or volunteering over a number of years.

All nominees must be resident within the boundaries of the Winchester District and all entries must be supported by a written statement of no more than 200 words to support the nomination.

Eloise Appleby, Head of Cultural Services at the City Council, said:

"We are delighted to be supporting the Winchester District Sports Awards. The success of Britain’s athletes at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games demonstrates the importance of supporting and encouraging sports from a local level. The Awards are one of a number of projects marking Winchester’s commitment to London 2012. They could prove to be a stepping stone to future success for some of the many talented sportspeople living in the district."

Stuart Barlow, Chair of the SPAA, added:

"These awards will recognise the achievements and efforts of Winchester’s top sportspeople. It’s also an opportunity to show our appreciation for those who have put so much personal time and effort into helping others to get involved in sport."

The closing date for entries is Friday 24 October 2008.

Download a nomination form

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Winchester & District Sport and Physical Activity Alliance website on

Request a nomination form

Entry forms, along with further details, can be obtained by contacting Louise Rowland on 01962 848532 or