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Bedford Sports Awards

2017 Sports Awards

Welcome to the Bedford Sports Awards 2017 and thank you for your interest.

How do I nominate?

* Online nomination form

* Download the Nomination form and send it through the post

* Phone 01234 718827 and give the details over the phone.


The Award Ceremony is on Monday 11th December 2017. All nominees will be invited with one guest, however we may be able to fit more guest in if you put in a request.

Deadline for all nominations is Wednesday 22nd November 2017 @ 1pm.

If you have anyone who you feel deserves recognition please contact amy.stevens@bedford.gov.uk


Sports Awards 2017 poster

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The awards are NOT open to County representative teams and nominees must either live in the Borough OR be members of a club/organisation based within the Borough of Bedford. If you are not sure that your nomination meets our criteria please contact the Sports Development Team on 01234 718827 for more information.

The nomination form you need and all the details on how to complete it are here!

Please take a few minutes to complete a nomination form. The forms are easy to fill in, short and simple! Just click on the link above to take you to the nomination form.

We would like to attract nominations from as many different clubs, groups, individual schools, coaches, volunteers and teams as possible.

You can make as many nominations as you like – but you only need to do ONE form for each nomination you would like to make. It is the content of each nomination that is judged and NOT the number of nominations received for each nominee!

Everyone that is nominated will receive an invitation to the award ceremony on; Monday 11th December 2017 at the Corn Exchange, Bedford (subject to space restrictions)

If you would like a hard copy of the nomination form to complete this is available by calling the number below, downloading it from this website or can be collected from Borough Hall, Bedford Central Library or the Customer Service Centre (corner of Horne Lane / St Paul's Square).

The final deadline for the Sports Awards Nomination forms is Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 1pm.

Some useful tips for completion of the nomination form

1.     Have a look at the 11 different categories and decide which one your nominee best fits into. (These are available on the hard copy Nomination Form) nomination form.

2.     When you have decided on a category it is important that you look at the criteria for that category. It is these criteria (for your chosen category) that you will need to think about when completing the nomination form.

3.     The nomination form is divided into sections (criteria A – D). All you need to do is look at the criteria for your nominee and then fill in the relevant sections of the nomination form.

4.     We can only judge nominations on the information you provide. The better and more complete the details you put on your nomination form, the better the chance there is of winning!

5.     Tell others about the awards and get then to nominate their local club/coach etc


Good Luck and please feel free to contact us with any queries you might have amy.stevens@bedford.gov.uk 01234 718827

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2016 Sports Awards

Click here to download the full list of nominations for the 2016 Sports Awards

Sports Awards

(Click on the above image to download the large version.)

2016 Winner

Sports Club of the Year - Riverside Tennis Club

Community Sports Award - Challengers for Memory (Tibbs Dementia Foundation)

Special Commendation Award - Fsella Afzal Pagliari (Fitness & Exercise)

Sporting School of the Year - Goldington Academy

Junior Sports Personality of the Year - Abbie Turner (Water polo)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - Lauren Jolly (Netball)

Sports Team of the Year - AFC Oakley U10s Team (Football)

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year - Dee Paterson (Canoeing and Kayaking)

Sports Coach of the Year - Dave Cheshire (Athletics)

Disability Sports Award - Daniel Bullen (Table Tennis)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year - Alex Edwards (Freestyle Kayaking)

Outstanding Achiever Award - Phelan Hill (Rowing)

Lifetime Achievement Award - Iva Barr (Athletics)



All of the awards were sponsored by companies/organisations in and around Bedford, for more information click on the chosen logo.

Sport Bedford Logo         Sports Develoment Logo          Harpur Trust     


    Team Beds and Luton Logo               R&D Logo       Bedford Sports Foundation                  

Times and Citizen Logo    fusion logo  Guidant Group     


 Rotary Club of Bedford Park Logo             Bedford College Logo           Uni of Bedfordshire Logo                                                      


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