Active
Burnley Awards

Celebrating those making an impact in sport and active communities

Active Burnley Awards are back this July at the Burnley Mechanics Theatre with host Eddie ‘The Eagle’.

 

The Active Burnley Awards, formerly known as the Burnley Community Sports Awards, have been established to recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of local people and community to sport, physical activity, and community development. The awards pay tribute to those who show dedication at a range of levels or those who work tirelessly to support individuals or community clubs, for the love of the sport or their community.

Date: 7th July 2022

Location: Burnley Mechanics Theatre, BB11 1BH

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Nominations

We have now closed the nominations for this years awards and will be reviewing all entrants. If you have any questions or need to speak to us about an entry please call 01282 477 167.

Your nominations will be shortlisted down to three nominees in each of the following:

Coach of the year

This award is made to the coach or instructor who has selflessly given up their time and invested their expertise to help those interested in sport and active lifestyles to improve their skills, confidence and realise their full potential. They have acted as a role model for many and shown a real commitment to improving the ability of others, both within the activity and beyond.

Club of the year

This award is given to a thriving organisation who have showcased that they are proactive and well-governed, working hard to retain and attract new participants. Shown great impact within their community to help encourage more people to live active lifestyles.

Volunteer of the Year

This award is given to a volunteer (aged 14+) who has given up their free time to promote and support active lifestyles in a non-coaching capacity at a traditional sports club.

Contribution to Active Communities (Individual)

This award is given to an individual that has gone above and beyond within their community to support others to participate in physical activity and benefit from all that this brings – socially interacting, improving health, connecting with others and increasing their overall wellbeing. Nominations are also encouraged from non-traditional sports clubs or backgrounds.

Contribution to Active Communities (Group)

This award is given to a group that has gone above and beyond within their community to support others to participate in physical activity and benefit from all that this brings – socially interacting, improving health, connecting with others and increasing their overall wellbeing. Nominations are also encouraged from non-traditional sports clubs or backgrounds.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for an individual who has shown a consistent lifetime commitment (20+ years) and made a major contribution to community sport and active lifestyles within Burnley.

Primary School of the Year

This award is given to a Primary School that has gone above and beyond to support their pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing, providing varying opportunities for all young people to access PE, sport, and physical activity provision, regardless of their ability…….

When submitting your nomination please follow the guidance below when answering question 11 on the survey;

Level of Schools Games Mark Accreditation (most recent level awarded – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum)

Delivering 30 active Minutes for at least 50% of your school population, including how you track this achievement and how you support additional minutes outside of school. What does your physical activity offer look like?

How have you have created positive experiences for your young people to take part in physical activity and competition provision? How do you select, prepare and support young people to take part?

How have you supported children to engage and develop a lifelong enjoyment of PESSPA, particularly in transition years. In particular early years to Year 1, Year 2 to Year 3 and Year 6 to Year 7?

How have you used PESSPA to support the character and personal development of young people within your school and how have you used pupil voice to shape your offer?

Demonstrate how you are working in partnership with other key stakeholders and parents to provide a wider offer?

Secondary School of the Year

This award is given to a Secondary School that has gone above and beyond to support their pupils’ physical and mental health, providing varying opportunities for all young people to access PE, sport and physical activity provision, regardless of their ability…….

 

When submitting your nomination please follow the guidance below when answering question 11 on the survey;

Level of Schools Games Mark Accreditation (most recent level awarded – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum)

Demonstrate how your offer is inclusive to all young people and how you use the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles to contribute to daily physical activity targets.

How have you created positive experiences for young people to take part in physical activity and competition provision?

How have you supported children particularly in transition years? In particular years 7 into year 8 and how you are engaging with Schools Games Programme

How have you used PESSPA to support the character and personal development of young people within your school and how have you used pupil voice to shape your offer?

Demonstrate how you are working in partnership with other key stakeholders and parents to provide a wider offer?

Young Achiever of the Year

This award is for some of the most talented performers (21 years and under) who show exceptional dedication to their sport and have the potential to perform at the highest level.

Active Workplace of the Year Award

This award is presented to a local business that has gone above and beyond to support their employees’ physical and mental health in the workplace, they may also have supported local sporting provision providing funding, venues or attending events.

The Health and Wellbeing Award

This award shines a light on those supporting others with their physiological health, mental wellbeing, health management or any of the wider outcomes supported by physical activity and sport, emphasising the vital role that being physically active plays in supporting health outcomes.

Burnley Together Partnership Award

This award is given to a project which can showcase a true collaboration approach to meet its aims and objectives. This project will have a wide variety of partners all working seamlessly together to benefit the community of Burnley in their physical and or mental wellbeing.

 

 

The Host Eddie ‘The Eagle’

Iconic underdog Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is to host this year’s Active Burnley Awards.

Eddie captivated the nation with his exploits at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, where he came last in the 70m and 90m contests, but won national admiration for his determination to overcome adversity and compete in the first place.

He has since ridden the wave of public popularity by becoming a public speaker and media personality. He has appeared in nationwide advertising campaigns and has even had a film made about his life story that saw him become the first Briton to compete in Olympic ski jumping.

 

 

 

 

All shortlisted nominees are invited along to the event.

Active Burnley Awards is made possible through the kind support of local sponsors, and is organised each year by Burnley Leisure and Culture.

We would also like to say thank you to our headline sponsor, Birchall Food Service who have supported our Active Burnley Awards over the years.

If you wish to become a sponsor of this prestigious event please contact Andrea Pollard for more information on on 01282 477167 or email apollard@blcgroup.co.uk.

Gallery

We would like to also say a big thank you to our lead sponsor of the year, Birchall Foodservice.