Active Durham Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2017

There is some exceptional work happening in our communities to support local people of all ages and abilities to access sport and physical activity, and these local events seek to recognise the talent and commitment of individuals, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools for their contribution over the past year.  There are 13 categories and we would like to encourage you to nominate any successful athletes, as well as the unsung heroes that make a club a success.

How it works

Anyone can be nominated from across the County so long as they fit the criteria.  Nominations are submitted to one of the four local areas across the County. Nominations will be judged through an independent selection panel and those who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend, with a guest, a local celebratory awards evening where a winner will be announced for each category. Following these events all local award winners will automatically be entered into the next stage to compete against all the winners across the county, within their category, at the County Awards event.

How to Nominate

Complete the Nomination form and return to

Please refer to the Criteria before completing your nominations. Documents can be downloaded below.

Closing date for nominations is 15th September 2017

PLEASE NOTE This scheme is NOT about the number of nominations received for an individual or group, but about the quality of information received on nomination forms.  Nominations are judged solely on the information provided on the nomination form, therefore please include as much relevant detail as possible within 250 words.

 SPA Awards Nomination form 2017

SPA Awards Criteria 2017

Good Luck!!