London Sport Awards: Hall of Fame

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:

Nafisa Patel

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

Finalists: Black Prince Trust, Barnet Walking Football Team

Vanessa Nsilu

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.

Finalists: Cause & Effect Creative, Prudential

The Golf Trust

The Sport Unites Award 2020

The Golf Trust uses golf to inspire and empower older adults living in care homes and sheltered housing across London to lead happier and healthier lives

Finalists: Ebony Horse Club, Time Out Together

Step Change Studios

The Physical Activity for Health Award 2020

Step Change Studios provides dance in community, social care, healthcare, education and sports and leisure settings for all ages and abilities; supporting over 2,000 disabled people to participate in dance.

Finalists: Caridon Foundation, Core Sport, Hestia’s Family Fitness Project

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

Finalists: Chelsea Champions, Richmond Rugby Club

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.

Finalists: Mini Mermaids Running Club, Movement Works, Fulham Reach Boat Club

Good Boost

The Technology and Innovation Award 2020

Using waterproof tablet computers, Good Boost delivers personalised water-based rehabilitation programmes selected through artificial intelligence and uses advanced AI software delivered through waterproof tablet computers.

Finalists: Street Tag, RunFriendly

Coach Core

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

Finalists: ECB Cities Team, QMSU Community Sport

Hall of Fame (2016-2020)

Panathlon Challenge

The Children and Young People Award 2019

Hornbeam JoyRiders

Club of the Year 2019

Saracens Sports Foundation

The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award 2019

Single Homeless Project - Sport and Health Programme

The Physical Activity for Health Award 2019

Salaam Peace

The Sport Unites Award 2019

Walk with Path

The Technology for Participation Award 2019

Franck Batimba

Volunteer of the Year 2019

Disability Sports Coach

The Workforce Award 2019

The Daily Mile Foundation

The Children and Young People Award 2018

Core Sport - Club of the Year 2018
Core Sport

Club of the Year 2018

England Athletics

The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award 2018

Move It, Lose It – Palace for Life Foundation

The Physical Activity for Health Award 2018

Adrian Klemens

Volunteer of the Year 2018

Camden Council, Health and Wellbeing Team

The Technology for Participation Award 2018

Latin American Multicultural Group

The London Together Award 2018

Henry T Palton Gaspard

Volunteer of the Year 2017

Double Jab Boxing Club

Club of the Year 2017

British Lionhearts (World Series)

Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award 2017

London Youth Games

The Workforce Award 2017

London United

Making it Easier Award 2017

Charlotte Evans

Coach of the Year 2017

UBS and Sport Inspired

The Resources Award 2017


Supporting Grassroots Award 2017

Sanjuro posing with their award at London Sport Awards 2015
Sanjuro Martial Arts

Club of the Year 2016

Tyrone George

Volunteer of the Year 2016

England Rugby

Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award 2016

Park Run

The Workforce Award 2016

Jeff Clarke

Coach of the Year 2016

Intelligent Health

The Resources Award 2016

Our Parks posing with their award at London Sport Awards 2015
Our Parks

Making it Easier Award 2016

Every Child a Sports Person

Supporting Grassroots Award 2016


to all our Hall of Fame inductees