Each year we celebrate everything great about grassroots physical activity and sport at the London Sport Awards and the Hall of Fame highlights previous London Sport Award winners who have helped to make London a healthier and happier place.
Our 2020 winners were:
Volunteer of the Year 2020
South Asian females are the least likely to volunteer and the last active group in London, according to research from Sport England. Against all these barriers, Nafisa Patel has flourished and developed into a vital volunteer for the cricketing community in London. Nafisa is an ECB volunteer on the South Asian Female Project delivering the national ALL Stars Cricket programme, as well leading sessions at Newham Cricket club and running a Mothers & Daughters All Stars session.
Finalists: Seth Lewis, Linda Almond
The Community Impact Award 2020
Founded and run by carers to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of unpaid carers and their families, Carers4Carers encourages everyone to have fun and take part regardless of their age, physical ability or fitness levels. Carers involved in the project have seen increased self-esteem, confidence and new friendship circles, as well as enjoying a more active lifestyle that supports their physical and emotional wellbeing and reduces loneliness, isolation and stress
Inspirational Young Person of the Year 2020
Aged 25, Vanessa has been a part of Barking Salvation Army for over 15 years. During that time, she has fundraised to set up a youth club, organised residential trips to sporting facilities and set up a dance class for young people. She is also the Vice Chair of Barking Sports 4 Change, and is an inspiration to the people and community around her.
Finalists: Nahimul Islam, Xahir
The Business Contribution Award 2020
UBS has been changing the lives of children and young people through sport via an extraordinary partnership with SportInspired that seeks to tackle the consequences of poverty on children and young people in Hackney. As well as committing over £650k with SportInspired since 2008, UBS provides volunteers to support children and young people, helping to make a transformative difference to their lives.
Step Change Studios
The Physical Activity for Health Award 2020
West Ham United FC
The Impact of Elite Sport Award 2020
West Ham United’s Players’ Project community programme focuses on using the power of elite sport and personal storytelling to improve economic impact, social integration, help people overcome barriers and motivate, educate, and inspire people in the community
Hestia's Family Fitness Project
The Children and Young People Award 2020
Hestia’s Family Fitness Project aim to improve the health and fitness levels of children accessing Hestia’s Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery services, using physical activity as a tool to facilitate the recovery from abuse.
The Technology and Innovation Award 2020
The Enhancing Workforce Award 2020
Founded in 2012, Coach Core is a national sports coaching apprenticeship scheme, recruiting young people (16-24), who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET developing their talents and providing them with a range of vital skills for sport, work and life
Hall of Fame (2016-2020)
Latin American Multicultural Group
The London Together Award 2018
Henry T Palton Gaspard
Volunteer of the Year 2017