London Sport Awards

The London Sport Awards return in March 2023!

The London Sport Awards, supported by the City of London Corporation, returns for its seventh edition to recognise and celebrate the efforts of volunteers, physical activity projects and sports organisations who have improved the lives of Londoners, not just with their physical health, but their mental and social wellbeing too.

About the London Sport Awards

The London Sport Awards is our showpiece event for the capital’s unsung heroes who are helping Londoners lead healthier, happier, and more active lives.

Each year, a collection of incredible individuals and organisations 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.

Award Categories and shortlist

Volunteer of the Year celebrates the outstanding contribution of volunteers to grassroots physical activity and sport; individuals who share their knowledge, passion and skills and give their time generously.  

The Volunteer of the Year Award celebrates those people that support grassroots physical activity and sport with their know-how, dedication and hands-on approach. The volunteers we’ll be celebrating gladly give up their time for the benefit of people in every borough in every corner of the capital. 

Shortlisted nominees 

  • Ziana Butt BME
  • Steve King
  • Mikey Thompson

The Supporting Young Londoners Award celebrates the outstanding work of individuals and organisations who are providing young people (under the age of 25) with the best opportunity to live a physically active life. 

Whether in school or within the community, this Award celebrates those initiatives that are having significant impact on supporting young people to enjoy the benefits of physical activity and sport. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • Barclays Girls Football School Partnership- Featherstone School Sport Partnership
  • Bethany Thompson
  • Swim England

The Health and Wellbeing Award highlights significant achievements in using physical activity to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, emphasising the vital role that being physically active plays in supporting health outcomes. Solutions should meet the needs of these less active Londoners and also look to reduce the inequalities that persist in people having the opportunities to live active lives. 

This Award shines a light on those supporting Londoners with their physiological health, mental wellbeing, health management or any of the wider outcomes supported by physical activity and sport. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • Mytime Active
  • ‘Active Wellbeing (Wandsworth and Richmond)’ by Enable Leisure and Culture 
  • Core Arts

The Digital and Tech Innovation Award recognises creative new thinking, innovative ideas, or the creation and/or use of digital or technological methods to support inactive Londoners to get and stay physically active.  

The Digital and Tech Innovation Award celebrates those groups and/or individuals who have taken a creative new approach and championed innovation in the physical activity and sport sector and are using it to have a positive impact in London. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • Swing Fitness
  • Louis Cadier – StreetTT
  • Playfinder, powering Bookteq

The Elite Sport in the Community Award celebrates the organisations / professional sports clubs who use the power, reach and influence of their sport as a force for positive change in their community and change people’s lives for the better.  

Winners to be announced at the London Sport Awards Ceremony in March.

The Uniting London Award celebrates those who strive to break down barriers, make physical activity and sport accessible to all people and communities across our city and bring Londoners together. 

The Uniting London Award celebrates organisations and projects that utilise physical activity and sport to build cohesive communities by bringing people together to welcome, empower and embrace ethnic, cultural, physical and other differences. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • Disability Sports Coach
  • England Netball & The Metropolitan Police Service
  • Aberfeldy Boxing Club 

The Community Impact Award shines a spotlight on grassroots physical activity and sport clubs, groups, teams and projects delivering great service and benefits to its users and/or the wider community.   

The Community Impact Award captures and celebrates a wide cohort of not only grassroots physical activity and sport clubs, but also groups, teams and projects, whether that’s in a traditional sport setting or across London’s parks and streets.   

Shortlisted nominees

  • SHP (Single Homeless Project) Sport Project  
  • PlayInnovation
  • Evolve Cycling Network

The Enhancing the Workforce Award recognises the individuals, organisations, groups or programmes that have supported their workforce to grow and develop.

This Award recognises whoever is enhancing the sporting workforce; whether it’s supporting, training or mentoring coaches, volunteers, administrators, officials or any other part of the sporting workforce.  

Shortlisted nominees

  • QMSU Community Foundation
  • Street Games
  • Triton Training

This Award recognises the valuable contribution of businesses of all sizes in providing sponsorship, support, and resources which enable community physical activity and sport to thrive in London.  

This Award celebrates businesses with a bold and innovative approach to Responsible Business and can demonstrate they make a real tangible difference in local communities.  

The Business Contribution Award also celebrates the individual business role models who inspire and motivate others to support community physical activity and sport initiatives.  

Shortlisted nominees

  • UBS
  • Southwark Stars x Tutti x Clear Channel UK
  • Truman Brewery

The Lifetime Achievement award seeks to honour those who have given least 25 years of service in the physical activity, elite sport or community sport sector. 

The recipient of the award is someone that has had a significant and positive impact on the people they have worked with over the course of their active involvement in the sector. Their commitment to, and passion for improving lives through the use of physical activity or sport is exemplary to all.  

Winner to be announced the London Sport Awards ceremony in March.

Thanks to our partners

Each year we celebrate everything great about grassroots physical activity and sport at the London Sport Awards. 
Our Hall of Fame highlights previous London Sport Awards winners who have helped to make London a healthier and happier place. 

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.