26 Jan 2024

Nominations Open for the 21st Leeds Sports Awards

Nominations are sought for the city’s sporting heroes - Athletes, Coaches, Administrators and Volunteers of all ages and abilities. 

The 21st Leeds Sports Awards, supported by Sport Leeds, Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds, will take place at the Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road on Thursday 25th April, celebrating the sporting successes during 2023.

A total of 12 awards seek nominations, including Outstanding Sports Volunteer, Inspirational Community Champion, Schools Achievement, and Student Sport as well as the Professional Sportsperson and Disability Sportsperson awards.

In addition to the awards requiring nominations, the evening will also recognise Lifetime Achievement award winners and the Sporting Pride of Leeds, awarded to an individual, team or club that has raised the profile of Leeds as a centre of sporting excellence.

Leeds City Councillor, Salma Arif, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health & Active Lifestyles commented “For 21 years this prestigious event has been in the city’s sporting calendar, bringing together and celebrating all those involved in sport at all levels, from World Champions to those loyal volunteers who give so much time to allow sport to be played at a community level. I look forward to another inspirational evening.”

Rob Wadsworth, Chair of Sport Leeds, the network which brings together the City’s sports organisations to promote and support the delivery of sporting activities, opportunities and events to the people of Leeds said.

“Let’s make sure that the incredible sporting performances and contributions of all those involved in all aspects of sport across the city are recognised. We invite anyone to nominate an individual, group or team that they feel are worthy of recognition for the wonderful contribution they are making to our city. 

"Last year we received a record number of nominations, let’s aim have an even higher number for the 2024 Leeds Sports Awards.”

 To nominate please visit https://leedssportsawards.co.uk/nominations

Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 25th February 

The full list of awards available for nominations is:

Athletes of the City

  • Young Sportsperson
  • Young Disability Sportsperson
  • Sportsperson
  • Disability Sportsperson

Beacons of the City

  • School Achievement
  • Community Coach
  • Community Club
  • Student Sport

Champions of the City

  • Outstanding Sports Volunteer
  • Inspirational Community Champions
  • Performance Coach Performance Team/Club

Main Club Partner

Main Partner

Associate Partners