The Power of Sport Award – BBC Sport Awards
The BBC Power of Sport Award has already been run successfully in the West Midlands for Two Years (info on previous winners can be found on the BBC website). This community sport award, supported by Sport England, will be contested in all 12 BBC regions for the first time. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and showcase inspirational grassroots projects that are making a difference in local communities.
Entries can be submitted by projects themselves, participants or by NGBs, local authorities and county sports partnerships.
The criteria are relatively straight forward. Projects must:
- Involve a recognised sport
- Be based in England
- Demonstrate the power of sport to involve individuals and communities
- Be supported by a case study that brings the project to life
As you’ll see from the entry form, projects are invited to provide evidence of their achievements in many of the areas you – and we – prioritise, such as: –
- Increasing participation
- Tackling the drop-off in participation after school age
- Reaching under-represented groups such as disabled people, black and minority ethnic groups, women and older people
- Reaching communities with poor access to sport
Entry forms can be found on the BBC website. Completed forms should be emailed to:
or posted to:
Power of Sport Award
NOTE: Entries are going to central email and postal addresses. The BBC will then sort them out by region and distribute them to the relevant judging panels. Entries must be received by 13:00 on Monday 2 November 2009.
An independent judging panel will assess the entries for each region and select a winner, which will be announced on the relevant BBC local radio and regional television programmes in late November and early December. Presentations will be made at BBC regional sports award events where they are taking place.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate and showcase inspirational grassroots projects that are making a difference in local communities. If you have any queries on any of this, then please contact Claire Syvret at Sport England.
Relationship Manager – Community Sport
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