Sport Awards Criteria

Take a look at the criteria for each award category

 

The nominations process for the 2019 Bucks and MK Sport Awards is now open. 

 

 

There is a 1,500 character (about 200 word) limit on each question.


The Group of the Year
 award is presented to an excellent club, fitness or activity group, that has made outstanding efforts to ensure it is a safe, rewarding and inclusive environment for its participants.

  1. Describe your group in less than 200 words. e.g. What do you offer, who attends, accreditation and achievements.
  2. Tell us how you create a positive, inclusive environment making it special for your participants and volunteers. Tip: Think about all members – participants and volunteers.
  3. How has the group linked with the local community and wider initiatives or programmes? e.g. Held open days and taster sessions, linked to the School Satellite club programme, applied for and used any funding received, deliverer support, targeted certain audiences i.e. females, inactive residents.
  4. Tell us about the key successes of the group from the last 12 months.
    e.g. formed new junior section, introduced a new beginners group, competition successes.

Nominate a group.

 

The Community Coach of the Year award recognises the excellent contribution and commitment of a coach to getting more people starting, staying and/or succeeding in sport through coaching.
Note: This award feeds into the sports coach UK national Gillette Community Coach of the Year Award.

  1. Tell us what makes the nominee a great coach.
    Tip: Tell us about the skills and behaviours they have as a coach to motivate, inspire and meet the needs of their participants.
  2. What difference has the nominee made to the people they coach?
    Tip: Tell us how they managed to get more people starting and/or staying in sport, what difference have they made to people both in sport participation and their everyday lives.
  3. How would you describe the nominees coaching philosophy and how have they provided coaching to meet the needs of their participants?
  4. What difference has the nominee had on the community they coach in?E.g. such as community cohesion, health and wellbeing.
  5. How has the nominee developed their own practice?
    Tip: This doesn’t just have to be formal learning (qualifications & training), this could be working with other coaches, researching session ideas online or through social media.

Nominate a community coach.


The Performance Coach of the Year
award is presented to an individual who developed performers and / or athletes in an outstanding way.

Note: This award feeds into the Sports Coach UK national High-Performance coach of the year category.

  1. Tell us what makes the nominee a great coach?
    Tip: Tell us about the skills and behaviours they have as a coach to motivate, inspire and meet the needs of their participants.
  2. How would you describe the nominee’s coaching philosophy and how does the nominee deliver person-centred coaching that develops sporting performance and nurtures talent? 
  3. How has the nominee helped and inspired participants to achieve their performance goals and what have been the achievements at club, county, regional, national or international level by the participants being coached over the last 12 months?
    Tip: Remember only achievements from the last 12 months will be considered.
  4. How has the nominee developed their own practice?
    Tip: This doesn’t just have to be formal learning (qualifications & training), this could be working with other coaches, researching session ideas online or through social media.

Nominate a performance coach.

 

The Project of the Year award celebrates innovative and inclusive projects, that either brings communities together through sport or encourages people who otherwise wouldn’t take part in sport to give it a try.

  1. Describe your project in under 200 words. 
    Tip: Remember we don’t know anything about the project so include all the key points.
  2. What was the need or issue which sparked the idea for the project and how did the project address it?
    Tip: Tell us about who was involved, how the project developed community relationships/links, how it was funded, and what other resources were used, any national/local insight you used when developing your project.
  3. How did you design and deliver the right experience for people attending the project?
    Tip: Tell us what the concerns and barriers were for the people the project targeted, including what you learnt about the potential participants to help shape what the project looked like, how you promoted the session, how you created the right environment, made the session accessible and provided the right workforce.
  4. What difference has this project made?
    Tip: Tell us how many people took part and what difference the project has made to them. Are there plans to continue the project longer term? Tell us if the project has changed the participants behaviour to physical activity and if so how.

Nominate a project.

 

The Primary School of the Year award 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.

  1. Describe your school in less than 200 words. 
    eg. What size school are you, what facilities do you have available?
  2. As a school what are you most proud of in terms of PE, School Sport and Physical Activity from the last 12 months?
    Tip: this does not have to be just school sport medals and trophies, think about the impact you have had on your pupils.
  3. How does your school engage with other schools or the wider community through PE, School Sport and Physical Activity?
    E.g. do you use community facilities/coaches, do you link with other schools.
  4. What is the most innovative scheme of work/project/club that you have run at your school?
    Tip: Have you run any targeted projects? Have you linked to wider initiatives or programmes?
  5. Tell us about the difference PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has had on a group/individual, a story that reminds you why you teach.

Nominate a Primary School.

 

The Secondary School of the Year award 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.

  1. Describe your school in less than 200 words. 
    eg. What size school are you, what facilities do you have available?
  2. As a school what are you most proud of in terms of PE, School Sport and Physical Activity from the last 12 months?
    Tip: this does not have to be just school sport medals and trophies, think about the impact you have had on your pupils.
  3. How does your school engage with other schools or the wider community through PE, School Sport and Physical Activity?
    E.g. do you use community facilities/coaches, do you link with other schools.
  4. What is the most innovative scheme of work/project/club that you have run at your school?
    Tip: Have you run any targeted projects? Have you linked to wider initiatives or programmes?
  5. Tell us about the difference PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has had on a group/individual, a story that reminds you why you teach.

Nominate a Secondary School.

 

The Volunteer of the Year award celebrates an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to sport by giving their time to make sport happen. Volunteer Coaches should be nominated under either Community or Performance Coach of the Year.

  1. Tell us about how your nominee volunteers in physical activity or sport. E.g. What they do, where they do it, how often they do it?  Tip: Have they regularly given up a substantial amount of their time? Run the clubhouse? Organise fixtures? Wash the kit? Do they work alone/part of a team? How long have they been a volunteer?
  2. Why are they uniquely special in what they do?
    E.g. they inspire and motivate others, go above & beyond other volunteers, why you can’t do without them?
  3. How have they made a positive difference on the club or individuals or community in the last 12 months?
    E.g. Supported Clubmark, increased participation, increased fundraising, developed new partnerships, or any other special achievements.

Nominate a volunteer.

 

The Young Leader of the Year award is presented to a young person (aged 14 to 21) who is an excellent and positive role model through PE, school sport, community sport and/or physical activity.

  1. Tell us about the types leadership roles your nominee has undertaken both in school and the community.
    E.g. What sport or activity they lead, where they do it, how often do they do it? What sport or leadership qualifications do they have?
  2. What difference have they made to those they have been working with?Tip: This can include the participants and also other leaders, coaches and volunteers.
  3. What steps has the nominee taken to developed their own leadership skills?
    Tip: This doesn’t just have to be formal learning (qualifications & training), this could be working with other coaches, researching session ideas online or through social media etc.
  4. Tell us what makes your nominee a great young leader?
    Tip: Remember this should be the nominee’s achievements in a leadership role, rather than as an athlete themselves.

Nominate a young leader.

 

The Terry Cook Unsung Hero award is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional long term commitment (often unrecognised and over many years) to making sport happen. Note: This award feeds into the BBC Regional Unsung Hero Award.

  1. Tell us why your nominee deserves this award?
    What your nominee currently does, or has done for sport. e.g. What they do, where they do it, how often they do it.
  2. Tell us about their commitment.
    Tip: Include length of time involved, how many hours per week they give, and whether they work alone or as part of a team.
  3. What makes your nominee stand out from the rest?
    Tip: Tell us why can’t you do without them, why are they inspiring for others. What do they do that makes them special? What have they achieved in the last 12 months? What do their colleagues/friends/teammates have to say about them (quotes)?

Nominate an unsung hero.

 

The Impact award is presented 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 and strategic organisations.

If the impact is only across one project or intervention then nominations should be submitted under project of the year.

  1. Describe your organisation in less than 200 words.
    Tip: Remember we don’t know anything about your organisation.
  2. Tell us about the difference your organisation has made to residents lives during the last 12 months.
    Notes: We are particularly, but not exclusively interested in the impact of getting inactive residents active and links to the 5 outcomes in Towards an Active Nation Strategy.  These are improvements to physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.
  3. Explain how your organisation knows you have made a difference?
    Notes: What is your evaluation process, what do you collect at the beginning and end of programmes, do you use validated questions, collect case studies, stats, pictures, instructor and participant comments/feedback?
  4. Explain how you use the information collected to inform current and future programme delivery?
    Notes: Do you have a process for reviewing impact and progress with projects/programmes, do you have examples of where you’ve adapted delivery to similar groups, cut sessions with low impact or scaled up delivery that has gone well?
  5. If you have examples of the impact, please share existing case studies, participant comments/feedback, impact or evaluation reports.
    Notes: This is your opportunity to share with us examples of the impact you’ve made, ideally this is across multiple projects, programmes and interventions.

Submit a nomination in the impact category.