Each year the Bucks & MK Sport Awards recognises and thanks those individuals and organisations who work so hard to help make sport happen and in turn contribute to improving the lives of local residents.
Before nominating please take a look a few key points about the nomination process below.
• To give your nominee the best chance of being shortlisted make sure you select the most appropriate category by checking the list below.
• Nominations can be made by anyone, however self nominations will not be considered for individual awards.
• All individuals nominated must either live in Bucks or MK or be involved with a Bucks/MK sports organisation. All organisations nominated must be located within Bucks and MK.
• Every category (with the exception of Unsung Hero) will be assessed primarily on their achievements during 12 months leading up to the nomination.
• Nominations for previous award nominees will be accepted.
• Shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
The Award Categories
Group of the Year
Is presented to an excellent club, fitness or activity group, which has made outstanding efforts to ensure it is a safe, rewarding and inclusive environment for its members.
Community Coach of the Year
This award recognises the excellent contribution and commitment of a coach to getting more people starting and staying in physical activity or sport through coaching. Note: This award feeds into the Sports Coach UK national Gillette Community Coach of the Year Award.
Performance Coach of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has displayed an outstanding achievement in developing performers and/or athletes.
Note: This award feeds into the Sports Coach UK national High-Performance coach of the year category.
Project of the Year
This award celebrates innovative and inclusive projects, that either bring communities together through sport or encourage people who otherwise wouldn’t take part in sport to give it a try.
Primary School of the Year
Is presented to a primary school which shows outstanding commitment to PE and school sport and is dedicated to providing students with an active start in life.
Secondary School of the Year
Is presented to a secondary school which shows outstanding commitment to PE and school sport and is dedicated to providing students with an active start in life.
Terry Cook Unsung Hero of the Year
This award is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional long term commitment (often unrecognised and over many years) to making sport happen. This award is named after Terry Cook, former Board member and lifelong dedicated hockey volunteer who sadly lost her brave fight with cancer in 2011. Note: This award feeds into the BBC Regional Unsung Hero Award.
Volunteer of the Year
This award celebrates an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to sport by giving their time to make sport happen. Volunteer Coaches should be nominated in one of the coaching categories.
Young Leader of the Year
Presented to a young person (aged 14- 21) who is an excellent and positive role model through their leadership in PE, school sport and/or community sport.
Impact of the Year award
Awarded to the organisation that has made the biggest difference to people’s lives through physical activity and sport across multiple projects, programmes and target groups. This award is open to delivery, strategic organisations. If the impact is only across one project or intervention then nominations should be submitted under project of the year.