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Spotlight on… The Sport Unites Award in association with the Mayor of London


The shortlists are announced. The tickets are selling fast. The countdown is on.

With less than a month to go until the London Sport Awards 2019, we’ll be focusing in on each of this year’s Award Categories to give you the inside track on each Award and the groups and people that are in the running.


The Sport Unites Award

The Sport Unites Award is a new category for the London Sport Awards 2019 and builds on the introduction of the London Together Award at last year’s ceremony. Developed alongside the Greater London Authority, the Sport Unites Award celebrates organisations that use sport or physical activity to promote social integration in London.


The Mayor of London

The Sport Unites Award has been developed in association with the Mayor of London. Last year, the Mayor launched his sport strategy for London – Sport for all of us – which outlines the Mayor’s long-term vision of making London the most socially integrated and active city in the world.

Sport Unites, the Mayor’s community sport investment programme, is key to the Mayor’s vision for sport across London.  Through the three-year programme, the Mayor is investing £8.8m into community sport across the capital. This investment is guided by three main themes: sport for social integration; active Londoners; and workforce, sport tech and capacity building.

The Mayor’s sport team has a number of funding streams available for projects across London. For more information about Sport Unites and funding opportunities, please visit https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/sports/sport-unites


What They’re Saying

We are proud to support the 2019 London Sport Awards and the Sport Unites category in particular.

The Mayor’s Sport Unites programme plays a key role in achieving his ambition to make London the first city to maximise the potential of sport to help us connect with each other across boundaries – be this in relation to age, faith, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.

We need to accept and celebrate each other’s individual narratives, not just tolerate them. This ethos is at the core of the Sport Unites programme and the Mayor’s wider work in social integration.

Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement

Who’s In The Hall of Fame?

The Sport Unites Award will be presented for the first time at the London Sport Awards 2019, but last year saw “LA LIGA” Female Recreational Football League walk away with the London Together Award – the precursor to this year’s category.


Who’s In The Running?

On the shortlist for the Sport Unites Award at the London Sport Awards 2019 are:

Find out more about our three shortlisted nominees tomorrow as we explore what led Salaam Peace, the St Matthew’s Project and UK Wallball into the top three for the Sport Unites Award.


Join Us

You can be there with us as we find out who wins the Sport Unites Award at the London Sport Awards. Tickets are on sale now, but hurry – they’re selling fast, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!


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