London Sport Awards return for its eighth edition in 2024 to celebrate the inspiring stories of those improving the lives of Londoners through grassroots sport and physical activity.
Nominations are now open across ten categories.
New category announced in association with Decathlon: Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Sport Award
17 November 2023, London Sport has confirmed that the prestigious London Sport Awards will be returning in March 2024 and that nominations are now open until 31 December 2023 to individuals and organisations across the sports and physical activity sector.
The newly established Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Sport Award in association with Decathlon, recognises activities that raise awareness of global warming and sustainability and have a positive impact on the planet. The Award celebrates groups and/or individuals who have used an innovative approach to deliver activities that deliver sport and physical activity in London’s communities, whilst also contributing towards the climate agenda and making a positive impact on the planet.
In partnership with the City of London Corporation, the London Sport Awards 2024 will celebrate the incredible stories of volunteers, sports providers, community clubs, businesses and other organisations who are improving the lives of Londoners through sport.
Altogether there are ten categories open for nominations, including the Volunteer of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Business Contribution Award, and this new award in association with Decathlon.
Emily Robinson, London Sport CEO, said: “It is so important that we recognise the incredible work that is happening across the capital, and the London Sport Awards are the perfect vehicle to celebrate those who are going above and beyond to help local communities access sport and physical activity.
Tackling the climate crisis is a critical issue for everyone and sport is no exception. We want to shine a light on those stories within sport where individuals and organisations are playing an important role in preserving the environment and mitigating climate change and its impacts.
We can’t wait to unearth more of these stories during the nominations period and we encourage everyone to nominate themselves or others who are helping to make a difference in their community!”
Delphine Mazillier, CSR Leader at Decathlon UK, said: “We are proud to be partnering with London Sport for this new Award. This is an important moment to reflect on the amazing individuals and organisations who are committed to preserving the environment through sport and whose work can inspire us all.
From the volunteers who devote their time to their local sports club, to the businesses who support vital community activity, to help with mitigating climate change and raise awareness of global warming, we are thrilled to be supporting this important award.”
Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:
(a) The use of an innovative approach to deliver sporting activities contributing towards the climate agenda and making a positive impact on the planet.
(b) The delivery of a project that evidences a demonstrable and measurable impact on the reduction of carbon emissions (OR climate change and pollution).
(c) Successful engagement with London’s under-served communities to highlight the importance of the climate issues and sustainability in London. This should be evidenced by quality of provision and participation figures to show sport as a tool to achieve this.
(d) An understanding of how innovation, technology or digital methods can be used to help use sport and physical activity to have a positive impact on the planet.
The nomination must detail activities that have taken place between 1st September 2022 and 1st October 2023.
Please find the nomination form here: London Sport Awards 2024 – London Sport
You can find the full list of categories for 2024 below:
The Business Contribution Award in association with the City of London Corporation
The Supporting Young Londoners Award in association with Play Innovation
The Digital and Technology Innovation Award in association with Exergame
The Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Sport Award in association with Decathlon
The Health and Wellbeing Award in association with Sid Lee
The Uniting London Award in association with Opinium
The Lifetime Achievement Award in association with BBC Radio London
The Community Impact Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Enhancing the Sporting Workforce Award
Examples could include an organisation which cleans up the oceans and collects marine debris for recycling and then supplies the plastic waste to a retailer manufacturer to transform it into sporting products such as trainers, or initiatives set up to collect shoes which are then used to build multisport pitches by recycling the material into floor surfacing, or organisations which use recyclable studs for football boots.
You can read more about these and other London Sport Award winners here: Hall of Fame – London Sport
For further comment or interview opportunities about the London Sport Awards, please contact [email protected]
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About London Sport
London Sport is a charity that exists to help ensure more Londoners live happier, healthier lives through access to sport and physical activity.
Supported by Sport England and the Mayor of London, we collaborate with those that share our vision, running and supporting projects that help children, young people and the least active adults to embed sport and physical activity into their lives.
For more information on London Sport, visit www.londonsport.org
Decathlon was founded in 1976 in Lille, France, with a mission to make sport accessible for the many.
Decathlon UK opened its first store in Surrey Quays, London, in 1999 and has since developed into a successful UK sports’ retailer operating from over 49 stores nation-wide, online and through the Decathlon mobile app, giving its many customers a range of convenient ways to shop for their sporting needs.
A family-owned company built on a love of sports and a passion for embracing the outdoors, Decathlon is a one-stop-shop for sports and outdoor pursuits alike. Catering for over 70 sporting disciplines, Decathlon has it covered.
Top quality sports equipment, clothing and accessories with unbeatable value comes as standard at Decathlon, matched with expert staff on-hand in each store to share their passion for active lifestyles and trusted expertise.
For more information on Decathlon, visit https://www.decathlon.co.uk