Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards Dinner 2016

Disability Sport Yorkshire

Annual Awards Dinner 2016

Elland Road Pavilion

March 11th 2016

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The Annual Sports Awards Dinner 2015 will take place on 11th March at the Elland Road Pavilion. The event will celebrate 22 years of continuous achievement in disability sport in Yorkshire. The Event attracts over 300 guests and it is the one occasion in the year when Disability Sport Yorkshire pauses to reflect on its work, when we acknowledge and celebrate the progress we have made during the year with the help of our community, funders and supporters. It is an opportunity to recognise the achievements and tremendously hard work of Yorkshire sport people of all ages and abilities and those who support them.

Awards nominations were up by 50% last year. This year thirteen awards will be presented on the night, reflecting outstanding achievement, the dedication of disabled sportspeople and others who continue to work so hard to increase opportunity and participation in disability sport across Yorkshire.

Awards Categories

Young Achiever – Boy

Individual who has achieved a high standard at club level or in regional competition

Open to boys aged 18 and under at 31 December 2015

Young Achiever – Girl

Individual who has achieved a high standard at club level or in regional competition

Open to girls aged 18 and under at 31 December 2015

School of the Year

School that participates in a wide range of sports and actively encourages pupils, whatever their ability (but not necessarily the school who wins the most competitions or trophies)

Cyril Villiers Governing Body Award

Governing body that has made a significant commitment to the development of their sport for disabled people

Regan Cooper Team of the Year

Open to club, county or regional teams of two or more players who have achieved a notable standard of performance

Gary Hayton Memorial Trophy

Memorial trophy celebrating outstanding athletic achievement by a junior performer

Open to young athletes aged 18 and under at 31 December 2013

Coach of the Year

Individual coach who has made a significant contribution to improving standard of performance in their sport (emphasis placed on the nomination of disabled coaches)

Service to Sport Award

Individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of sport and a strong commitment to raising the profile of disability sport

Volunteer of the Year

Recognition of outstanding voluntary contribution to the development of sport for disabled people

Award may include an individual, group or organisation

The Baroness Masham Wheelchair Performer Award

Individual who has achieved significant success in wheelchair sport

Outstanding Local Authority

Awarded in recognition of exceptional, inclusive service development and significant support for disabled people in local provision

Sportsman of the Year

Award to a sportsman who has achieved success at national and international level in the past year

Sportswoman of the Year

Awarded to a sportswoman who has achieved success at national and international level in the past year