London Sport Awards

London Sport Awards 2021: Make Your Mark

The London Sport Awards 2021 are over!

After an incredibly difficult and disruptive 2020 and early 2021, the Awards returned to congratulate and thank London’s pandemic heroes from the grassroots physical activity and sport sector for keeping London moving over the past 18 months.

The London Sport Awards, in its sixth edition, once again, recognised and celebrated the efforts of volunteers, physical activity projects and sports organisations who have helped so many people in the capital over the last 18 months, not just with their physical health but their mental and social wellbeing too.

The London Sport Awards, supported by title sponsor the City of London Corporation, was an in-person ceremony which took place at the stunning Guildhall on Monday 6 December.

Meet the Winners

Our ten winners were announced at the Guildhall on Monday 6 December.

Meet the Winners

Discover the stories behind our ten winners from 2021.

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Thank you to our 2021 Awards category sponsors:


The shortlists for our ten Awards categories is available here.


Congratulations to our 28 shortlisted nominees, learn more about them. 

Our Shortlist


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About the London Sport Awards

The London Sport Awards is our showpiece event for community physical activity and sport, recognising the best of the best of grassroots physical activity and sport in the capital.

The first London Sport Awards took place in January 2016 at Lord’s Cricket Ground and has since been held at prestigious locations including the indigo at the o2, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham and the Guildhall.

Each year, a collection of incredible individuals and groups are recognised for their outstanding work in helping Londoners to be more physically active.

The London Sport Awards recognises everyone from clubs and volunteers to those making an impact on the capital’s workforce, children and young people and those harnessing the power of elite sport.

Every single winner of a London Sport Award is celebrated with a spot in our illustrious Hall of Fame which can be found here.

Celebrate Success

The Awards showcases excellence from across the capital and celebrates the successes of Londoners that dedicate their efforts to help make the city a more active place.

Free and Simple

Entry is free. There are no costs to making a nomination, and the nomination form is quick and easy to fill out. All we need is up to 500 words on why your nominee is so inspiring.

Boost Morale

Reward hard-working individuals and organisations who really impress you. Show that unsung hero their value and give them a major morale boost to fuel their efforts.

Raise Profile

Our Award winners are recognised as London’s finest. The Awards provides an incredible platform to share your success and promote best practice.

Meet the 2021 Judging Panel

Once again, the London Sport Awards, supported by City of London Corporation, has attracted a panel of industry experts faced with the difficult decision of whittling down our nominations down to a shortlist and, ahead of the ceremony in December, a London Sport Award winner. 

The London Sport Awards judges are independent of London Sport and, between them, have a vast knowledge and understanding of the physical activity and sport sector in London. They are a mix of former London Sport Award winners as well as industry leaders from the sport and business world in the capital. Find out more about each judge below: 

Naomi Hulston

Catch 22

Vanessa Nsilu

Inspirational Young Person of the Year 2020

Keith Bottomley

City of London Corporation

Anna Deignan

Premier League

Michelle Weltman

London Marathon

Nicola Walker


Kamran Mallick

Disability Rights UK

Viveen Taylor

Sport England

Ben Cole

Loughborough University London

Nafisa Patel

Volunteer of the Year 2020

Colin Walker

Lead Cycling Delivery Manager

Shaun Danielli

NHS South East London

London Sport Awards 2020

The glittering London Sport Awards 2020, supported by the City of London Corporation, ceremony took place on Friday 6 March at the prestigious Guildhall in the heart of the Square Mile in London.

In 2020, we received close to 300 nominations across our Awards categories which all highlighted the incredible work being done in the capital to get Londoners more active.

Click below to find out the winners, selected by our external panel of industry experts, for each of our ten Awards categories.

Guest Experiences

“We are absolutely delighted to win the Children and Young People Award. For those who experience domestic abuse and need to move to a refuge, accessing physical activities isn’t always possible or a priority. With this unique programme, the Family Fitness Project team have been able to show families the benefits of keeping active, how it can be used as a recovery tool and to enable children to take part in new and exciting activities.”

Hannah Gale, Hestia - Children and Young People Award 2020 winner

"I was really happy and surprised that I was shortlisted for such a big award. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend this event and thankful to my family and Arco Academy for supporting me to the end. This has given me more motivation and I will continue to be the best version of myself and give back to the community through sports and peer-mentoring."

Xahir Durant, Inspirational Young Person of the Year 2020 nominee

“Winning Club of the Year 2019 has helped to raise our profile and led to broader recognition for our volunteers and participants. This kind of recognition is a great reward for our volunteer Ride Leaders, many of whom who have faced numerous challenges in their lives. It helps to build their confidence in their own abilities and highlights what women who are rooted in their local communities can achieve."

Carolyn Axtell, Hornbeam JoyRiders - Club of the Year 2019 winner

“Recognition is always an important part of people's lives so events like this are very inspirational and make a bigger difference to people and in the community."

2020 London Sport Awards attendee

Contact Us

Keep a close eye out on our social media channels, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for all the latest news on the London Sport Awards and for any questions just get in touch with us at awards@londonsport.org or call 0203 848 4630.