The London Sport Awards are returning in 2024 to celebrate the inspiring stories of those improving the lives of Londoners through sport and physical activity
London Sport has confirmed that the prestigious London Sport Awards will be returning in March 2024 and that nominations are now open until 31 December 2023 to individuals and organisations across the sports and physical activity sector.
In partnership with the City of London Corporation, the 2024 London Sport Awards will celebrate the incredible stories of volunteers, sports providers, community clubs, businesses and other organisations who are improving the lives of Londoners through sport.
There are ten categories open for nominations, including the Volunteer of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Business Contribution Award, and the newly established Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Sport Award in association with Decathlon.
Emily Robinson, London Sport CEO, said: “It is so important that we recognise the incredible work that is happening across the capital, and the London Sport Awards are the perfect vehicle to celebrate those who are going above and beyond to help local communities access sport and physical activity.
“The inactivity crisis in London gives us good reason to be worried about the health and wellbeing of Londoners, but we know that there is a huge number of people who are committed to tackling this crisis in bold and creative ways. We want to shine a light on these stories and ensure that their wonderful work does not go unnoticed.
“We can’t wait to unearth more of these stories during the nominations period and we encourage everyone to nominate themselves or others who are helping to make a difference in their community!”
Returning for its eighth edition of the event, the Awards will once again be hosted at the spectacular Guildhall, the headquarters of London Sport’s long-standing partner, the City of London Corporation.
City of London Corporation Policy Chairman, Chris Hayward, said: “We are proud to be partnering with London Sport on these Awards. This is an important moment to reflect on the amazing individuals and organisations who are committed to tackling inactivity and whose work can inspire us all.
“The UK sports sector is integral to our economic success and global reach. The industry boosts the economy through job creation and spending, and by reducing healthcare costs due to a healthier population. But it is not all about economics – the social value of the UK sports industry is also clear. It transforms lives and is the glue that binds people and communities together.
“From the volunteers who devote their time to their local sports club, to the businesses who support vital community activity, we look forward to welcoming the London Sport Awards finalists to Guildhall.”
Please find the nomination form here: London Sport Awards 2024 – London Sport
You can find the full list of categories for 2024 below:
- The Business Contribution Award in association with the City of London Corporation
- The Supporting Young Londoners Award in association with Play Innovation
- The Digital and Technology Innovation Award in association with Exergame
- The Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Sport Award in association with Decathlon
- The Health and Wellbeing Award in association with Sid Lee
- The Uniting London Award in association with Opinium
- The Lifetime Achievement Award in association with BBC Radio London
- The Community Impact Award
- Volunteer of the Year Award
- Enhancing the Sporting Workforce Award
Previous winners of the London Sport Awards include Ziana Butt BEM (pictured above), who won the Volunteer of the Year Award and UBS who won the Business Contribution Award in 2023.
Ziana was the first person of Pakistani heritage to represent England in netball and has since worked tirelessly to make netball more inclusive and challenge stereotypes in sport, and UBS were recognised for their long-term commitment to supporting young people’s physical, social and mental wellbeing, particularly in East London.
You can read more about these and other London Sport Award winners here: Hall of Fame – London Sport
For further comment or interview opportunities about the London Sport Awards, please contact email@example.com
About London Sport
London Sport is a charity that exists to help ensure more Londoners live happier, healthier lives through access to sport and physical activity.
Supported by Sport England and the Mayor of London, we collaborate with those that share our vision, running and supporting projects that help children, young people and the least active adults to embed sport and physical activity into their lives.
For more information on London Sport, visit www.londonsport.org
About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile, dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK.