Welcome to the Northampton Leisure Trust Annual Sports Awards page.

The awards celebrate and showcase local sporting achievement, dedication and hard work across a number of categories.

Here you will find all the information on this years awards as well as short reports on the previous awards including a list of winners and sponsors. Please follow the links below to visit the relevant section.

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 Sports Awards 2017

Northampton Leisure Trust held their 9th annual Sports Awards on Thursday 19th October at The Guildhall, Northampton. The awards are held in partnership with Northampton Borough Council to celebrate the achievements of all those involved in grassroots sport. This year the event was hosted by Tim Oglethorpe from BBC Radio Northampton. The event had a number of generous sponsors who contributed to the event (listed in the downloadbale report below) who Northampton Leisure Trust would like to thank for their support. 

This year we received a record number of nominations across all categories with as many as 20 nominations for some awards. The standard of nominations continues to grow each year and the range of sports involved increases all the time. The awards evening once again demonstrated the quality and strength of grassroots sport in Northampton and the success that many athletes are having locally, regionally and nationally!

Each award category was shortlisted down to three nominees who were invited to the ceremony where the winner was announced. This year Northampton Leisure Trust were fortunate on the evening to have Ben Foden from Northampton Saints RFC present for a question and answer session and to discuss the exciting times ahead at Franklins Gardens.

For a full list of award winners, runners up and sponsors please download the report below.

Northampton Sports Awards Report 2017

We will be launching the nomination criteria for the 2018 awards IN January 2018 and nominations for the 2018 awards can be made at any time during the year from this point onwards. For more information please click here.

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Northampton Leisure Trust held their 8th annual Sports Awards on Thursday 20th October at The Guildhall, Northampton. The awards are held in partnership with Northampton Borough Council to celebrate the achievements of all those involved in grassroots sport. This year the event was hosted by Lennie Newman from BBC Radio Northampton. The event had a number of generous sponsors who contributed to the event (listed as below) who Northampton Leisure Trust would like to thank for their support. 

This year there were close to 100 nominations across all categories with as many as 15 nominations for some awards. The standard of nominations continues to grow each year and the range of sports involved increases all the time. The awards evening once again demonstrated the quality and strength of grassroots sport in Northampton and the success that many athletes are having locally, regionally and nationally!

Each award category was shortlisted down to three nominees who were invited to the ceremony where the winner was announced. This year Northampton Leisure Trust were fortunate on the evening to have David Buchanan from Northampton Town Football Club present for a question and answer session and to discuss the exciting times ahead at Sixfields Stadium.

For a full list of award winners, runners up and sponsors please download the report below.

Northampton Sports Awards Report 2016

We will be launching the nomination criteria for the 2017 awards on 1st January 2017 and nominations for the 2017 awards can be made at any time during the year from this point onwards. For more information please visit www.trilogyleisure.co.uk

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Sports Awards Report – 2015

Northampton Leisure Trust held their 7th annual Sports Awards on Thursday 22nd October at the Guildhall, Northampton. The awards are held in partnership with Northampton Borough Council and hosted by Tim Oglethorpe from BBC Radio Northampton. We have a number of generous sponsors who contribute to the event (listed as below) who we would like to thank for their support.

This year we had close to 100 nominations across all categories with many of the categories having more than 10 nominations. The standard of nominations continues to grow each year and the range of sports involved increases all the time. The awards evening once again demonstrates the strength of grass roots sport in Northampton and the success that many athletes have locally, regionally and nationally!

Each award category is shortlisted down to three nominees and those shortlisted invited to the awards evening, where the winner is announced. We were fortunate on the evening to have Steven Crook from Northampton County Cricket Club present to do a question and answer session and give an insight into the career of a professional sportsman.

For a full list of the winners and runners up please click on the link below: 

 Sports_Awards_Report_2015.pdf

We will be opening nominations for the 2016 awards on 1st January 2016. For more information visit www.trilogyleisure.co.uk

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On Wednesday 15th October, Northampton Leisure Trust hosted the 2014 Northampton Sports Awards at The Guildhall, Northampton. This was the 6th annual awards which have been organised by the Leisure Trust. There was 14 different award categories on the evening recognising sporting excellence and those who contribute to sport in a club, coaching and volunteering capacity. The standard of nominations each year goes from strength to strength as does the range of nominations. The awards demonstrate that Northampton has some very talented sports stars and a vast array of people and clubs who contribute to increasing the standards of sports across the board. The awards were held in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, hosted by Tim Oglethorpe from BBC Radio Northampton and a host of sponsors as recognised as below. Ivan Toney from Northampton Town Football Club was also present on the evening to give guests an insight into his career and professional sport.

The following award winners were announced: 

Community Club of the Year: Sponsored by British Gas – Danes Camp Gym Club  

Coach of the Year: Sponsored by Natwest – Harvey Smith (Northampton Trampoline Gymnastics Academy)

Team of the Year: Sponsored by  Friday Legal – Old Northamptonians U13 Cricket Team

Volunteer of the Year: Sponsored by Nottingham Community Housing Association – Julie Long (Future Print Netball Club) 

Young sportswoman of the Year: Sponsored by Ignis Asset Management – Emily Kilner (Leicester Hockey Club & England)

Young sportsman of the year: Sponsored by Cybex – Alex Ramsden (Westfield Table Tennis Club & England)

Young leader of the year: Sponsored by Grant Thornton – Danielle Coglin (Northampton Basketball Club)

Get Active Award: Sponsored by Spencewood Interiors – Erika Denman & Jamal Sulleman (Jointly awarded)

Disabled Sports Achiever: Sponsored by David Smith Associates – Eleanor Robinson (Northampton Swimming Club)

Local Sportsman of the Year: Sponsored by Northampton Magazines – Jamie Walker (N’pton West End Bowls Club & England) 

Local sportswoman of the Year: Sponsored by Harlands Group – Stacey Dransfield (Northants Triathlon Club)

Primary Sport School of the Year: Sponsored by MHA MacIntyre Hudson – Lings Primary School 

Long Time Contribution to Sport: Sponsored by KKP – Tony Major (Contribution to Football)

 

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Local sport stars from Northampton were recognised at the Northampton Sports Awards 2013, which was held at the Guildhall, Northampton on Thursday 17thOctober. This is the 5th annual awards that the Trust have run and each year the awards go from strength to strength. This year the awards received the most number of nominations and the standards across all categories was incredibly high. The awards are held to celebrate and recognise local achievement and reward those you do a huge amount of work to improve sporting standards within Northampton. The awards were compared by Tim Oglethorpe from BBC Radio Northampton and we was privileged to have Tom Wood, Northampton Saints and England Rugby player present to give an insight into his sporting career.

The following award winners were announced:

 

All of the category winners  progressed onto the shortlist panel at the County Sports Awards hosted by Northamptonshire Sport  in  November.  We would like to congratulate the following winners  at the County Awards

Coach of the Year – David Ripley

Get Active Award – David Weighill

Young Sportsman of the Year – Alex Ramsden

Team of the Year – Northants Steelbacks

Lifetime Contribution to Sport – Kevin and Marion Flynn

To view the pictures from the evening please visit our facebook page here.

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Local sport stars achievements celebrated at Northampton Sport Awards 2012

The winners of the Northampton Sports Awards 2012 were announced on Thursday night, (11 October) at a special event which took place at the Guildhall, Northampton

The awards celebrate and showcase local sporting achievement, dedication and hard work and a record number of entries were received this year.

The awards ceremony was compared by Tim Oglethorpe from BBC Radio Northampton and Craig Hinton from Northampton Town Football Club gave a keynote speaker.

The following award winners were announced: 

  • Community club of the year: Sponsored by Natwest – Northampton Badminton Club 
  • Coach of the year: Sponsored by NS-UK Ltd – Tracy Whittaker-Smith (Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy)
  • Volunteer of the year: Sponsored by The Abington – Steve Battams (Northampton Canoe and Kayak Club)
  • Young sportswoman of the year: Sponsored by The Running Shop – Sarah Round (Northants Basketball Club / Northampton School for Girls)
  • Young sportsman of the year: Sponsored by Ignis Asset Management – Sam Round (Northants Basketball Club / Northampton School for Boys)
  • Young leader of the year: Sponsored by Cybex – Thomas Davies (Northampton Academy)
  • Get Active Award: Sponsored by Spencewood Interiors – Laura West 
  • Disabled sports achiever: Sponsored by David Smith Associates – Ollie Barton (Northants Disability Cricket Team)
  • Local sportsman of the year: Sponsored by The Park Cafe – Nathan Reeve (Far Cotton Amateur Boxing Club)
  • Local sportswoman of the year: Sponsored by Northamptonshire Sport – Karen Key (Northampton Swimming Club)
  • Sport school of the year: Sponsored by MacIntyre Hudson – Ecton Brook Primary School
  • Long time contribution to sport: Sponsored by Friday Legal – Martin Spencer (for contribution to PE / School Sport & Basketball
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Northampton Sports Awards 2011

On Thursday 13th October, Northampton celebrated its grass roots sporting heroes at the Sports Awards 2011. The awards, now in their third year, showcased the hard work, dedication and sporting success of individuals and teams in Northampton. More than 200 sports guests attended the ceremony at St George's Hall, Northampton. In the 13 categories the judging panel heard worthy nominations from individuals who give so much to the town sporting success.

The following winners were announced at the awards evening:

Young Leader of the Year: Sponsored by Grant Thornton: Aaron Tebbutt - Welland Valley FC
Young Sportswoman of the Year: Sponsored by The All Saints Bistro: Zoe Gidden - Northampton Swimming Club
Young Sportsman of the Year: Sponsored by The Park Cafe: Aaron Layton - Moulton College
Sport School of the Year: Sponsored by MacIntyre Hudson: Delapre Primary School
Get Active 2011 Award: Sponsored by Cybex: Val Kirkham
Community Club of the Year: Sponsored by Enterprise: Northampton Nets Basketball Club
Team of the Year: Sponsored by NatWest: Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club
Coach of the Year: Sponsored by DS Soccer Schools: Andrew Sharp - Northampton Swimming Club
Volunteer of the Year: Sponsored by Northampton Leisure Trust: Dean Conopo - Duston United Tennis Club
Disabled Sports Achiever Award: Sponsored by DSA Associates: Chris McDonald - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club
Local Sportswoman of the Year: Sponsored by NLT Sports & Play Development Team: Chantelle Cameron - Kings Heath Boxing Club
Local Sportsman of the Year: Sponsored by Northamptonshire Sport: Michael Aldridge - Wootton Road Runners
Long Time Contribution to Sport: Sponsored by BBC Radio Northampton: Dennis Lawrence - Old Northamptonians Cricket Club

Managing Director of Northampton Leisure Trust, Ian Redfern said: "We had a fantastic evening recognising sporting talent in Northampton. We hope to see as many winners progress to the shortlist panel for the County Sports Awards hosted by Northamptonshire Sport.  We are very grateful for all the sponsors who supported the awards this year, thank you and w ell done to all involved."

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Following the Northampton Borough Council 2010 Sports Awards the Northamptonshire Sport (County Sports Awards) 2010 was held on Thursday 4th November at the Northants County Cricket Ground. Northampton had 13 representatives at the awards for the various categories awarded on the evening. It was again another successful night for Northampton, with three of the Borough's winners going on to win their respective County Award.
 
The winners for Northampton were as follows:
Coach of the Year - Karen Rate (Northampton Boys Gym Club)
Local Sportswoman of the Year - Chantelle Cameron (Kickboxing / boxing - Northampton)
Team of the Year - Northampton Swimming Club
 
Karen and Chantelle will now be forwarded to the BBC East Sports Awards Panel, we would like to wish them both every success. A big congratulations most go to all winners and runner's up in ensuring that Northampton had great representation at the awards. The standard of the nominees from across the county was fantastic and shows that Northamptonshire has some real quality sporting talent.
 
For a full report on the Northamptonshire Sport 2010 County Sports Awards please follow the link: Here
 
On Thursday 7th October 2010 Northampton Borough Council's Sports Awards were held at St George's Hall, Northampton to celebrate and recognise the sporting talent and those committed to making Sport and Physical Activity happen in Northampton. People across the town were invited to nominate athletes, coaches, teams, schools and volunteers against set criteria.

On receiving nominations a panel sat to shortlist nominees to attend on the evening and also decided upon eventual winners, we received close to 90 nominations across the 13 categories below, all nominees and winners of each category are below:

Young Leader of the Year

- Stephanie Brennan (Winner)

- Lawrence Marshall

- George McDonnell

- Alex Tait  

  1. Sportswomen

- Gabriella Moriarty - Northampton & Rugby Athletics Club (Winner)

- Lawrence Marshall - Northampton Pony Club  

  1. Sportsman

- Myles Crouch-Anderson - Northampton Swimming Club (Joint Winner)

- Will Lovell - Northampton Rugby League Club

- Ross Shears - Northamptonshire Small Bore Shooting Association (Joint Winner)

- Peter Ward - Northampton Boys Gymnastics Club 

Sports School of the Year

- Cedar Rd Primary School

- Green Oaks Primary School (Joint Winner)

- Kings Meadow (Joint Winner)

- St James CEVA Primary School

Get Active 2010 Award

- Diane Boyer (Winner)

- Sue Hillson

- Bernie Norton

- Ron Ridley

Community Club of the Year

- Foilit Netball Club (Joint Winner)

- Northampton Boys Gym Club

- Northampton Rugby League Club (Joint Winner)

- St Crispins & Ryelands Cricket Club

  1. of the Year

- Northampton Hockey Club

- Northampton Rugby League Club

- Northampton Swimming Club (Winner)

- Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club

  1. of the Year

- Jon Noble - Northampton Hockey Club

- Gary Patchett - Northampton Rugby League Club

- Karen Rate - Northampton Boys Gym Club (Winner)

  1. of the Year

- Helen Fogden - Northampton Nets Basketball Club (Winner)

- Fiona Gidden - Northampton Swimming Club

- Dorothy Shannon - Health Walk Leader

- Barbara Wilkins - Foilit Netball Club

Disabled Sports Achiever

- Suzie Kinlin - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club (Winner)

Local Sportswomen

- Chantelle Cameron - Boxing / Kickboxing (Winner)

Local Sportsman

- Liam Cassidy - Northampton Hockey Club

- Matt Meek - Northampton Rugby League Club (Winner)

Long Time Contribution to Sport

- James Attwood - Men's Own Rugby Football Club

- Jenny Bott - Northampton Rhythmic Gymnastics Club

- Bill Evans - Evans Boxing Academy (Winner)

- Brenda Hughes - Lings Forum Gymnastics Club

  1. however must go to all nominees and category winners - the standard this year was superb and has set the benchmark for subsequent years. All winners from the Northampton Borough Council Sports Awards will now progress through to the Northamptonshire Sport County Sports Awards Shortlist Panel.

Again a huge well done to all concerned, this shows and demonstrates how strong sport and physical activity is in Northampton so a huge well done and thank you must go to athletes, coaches, teams, schools and volunteers.

We would like to also take the opportunity at this point to thank everyone for supporting the event from people nominating to the sponsors who contributed to the event including:

- Northampton Active

- Northamptonshire Sport

- Trilogy

- The Car Shop

- Northampton School Sports Partnership

- DS Soccer Schools

- BBC Radio Northampton

- Dave Smith Associates (DSA)

- Northampton College

- County Engravers

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Northampton's sporting champions were honoured in the town's first Sports Awards evening held at the Marriott Hotel in Northampton on Wednesday 21st October.

The evening was held to recognise and reward the efforts of those who contribute and achieve excellence in Sport and Physical Activity in Northampton. People across the town were invited to nominate athletes, coaches, teams, schools and volunteers against set criteria.

On receiving nominations a panel sat to shortlist nominees to attend on the evening and also decided upon eventual winners. Nominees and winners of each category are below:

Young Leader of the Year
Gemma Barker - Northampton Academy
Steve Warner - Moulton Warner
Georgia Wiles - Duston School (Winner)
Tara Williams - Thomas Beckett School

Young Sportswoman
Charlotte Bell - Northampton Swimming Club (Winner)
Poppy Layton - Kayaking - Great Britain
Grace Vowden - Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club

Young Sportsman
Sam Hewett - Athletics
Will Lovell - Northampton Rugby League Club (Winner)
Themba Luhana - Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club

Sport School of the Year
Castle Primary School (Winner)
Kingsthorpe College
Standens Barn Primary School

Get Active 2009 Award
Tim Ansell
Dave Clarke
Stephen Welyczko (Winner)  

Community Club of the Year
Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club (Winner)
'Living Well' Club
Northampton Rugby League Club

Team of the Year
Future Print Netball Club (Winner)
Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club
Northampton Rugby League Club

Coach of the Year
Nina Bridge
Jacquie Marshall (Winner)
Patrick Wilson

Volunteer of the Year
Samantha Green (Joint Winner)
John Lucibello
Kevin Malpas (Joint Winner)

Disabled Sports Achiever
Mark Berry - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club
Derry Felton - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club
April Malin - Kingsthorpe Jaguars Ladies & Girls / England Ladies Deaf Squad (Winner)
Tayo Omoloso - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club

Local Sportswomen
Angela Copson - Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club (Winner)
Kim Farrow - Aston Villa Ladies Football Club 

Long Time Contribution to Sport
Peggy Cockerill - Northampton Swimming Club (Winner)
Roger Patrick - Kettering & Duston Waterpolo Club
Kevin Rootes - Northampton Town Multi Disabled Football Club

Congratulations must go to all nominees and category winners.

All winners from the Northampton Borough Council Sports Awards progressed through to the Northamptonshire Sport County Sports Awards Panel. From here nominees were shortlisted against others from across the county.

Of the 13 winners that progressed from the Borough Awards 10 were successfully shortlisted and invited to the County Awards at the Park Inn Hotel on Thursday 12th November. The 10 who were successfully shortlisted for the County Awards were as follows (Winners at County Awards also indicated below):

- Jacquie Marshall (Coach of the Year) - County Award Winner - Progressed to BBC East Awards Shortlist Panel
- Georgia Wiles (Young Leader of the Year)

- Samantha Green (Volunteer of the Year) - County Award Winner - Progressed to BBC East Awards Shorttist Panel
- Castle Primary School (Sport School of the Year) - County Award Winner - Progressed to BBC East Awards Shortlist Panel
- Stephen Welyczko (Get Active 2009 Award) - County Award Winner
- April Malin (Disabled Sports Achiever)
- Charlotte Bell (Young Sportswoman) - County Award Winner - Progressed to BBC East Awards Shortlist Panel
- Angela Copson (Local Sportswoman)
- Future Print Netball Team (Team of the Year)
- Peggy Cockerill (Long Time Contribution to Sport)

Again a huge well done to all concerned, this shows and demonstrates how strong sport and physical activity is in Northampton so a huge well done and thank you must go to athletes, coaches, teams, schools and volunteers. We would like to also take the opportunity at this point to thank everyone for supporting the event from people nominating to the sponsors who contributed to the event including; Northampton School Sports Partnership, Northampton Active, Northamptonshire Sport, Market Sq Events, Sport 4 Youth, DPM Sports and Marriott Hotel.

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