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Awards Categories

Coach of the Year

This award is made to voluntary coaches throughout Blackpool who have given up their time and selflessly invested their expertise to help those interested in sport to develop their talent and realise full potential.

Community Club of the Year

This award is given to active and well-run sports clubs that have undertaken great work in running development programmes which attract and encourage new participants, particularly those from under-represented groups, and which help their members to develop their sports potential.

Team of the Year (In memory of Ted Schools)

This award is given to a successful sporting team from within a Blackpool community sports club that has achieved outstanding sporting success in the past 12 months.

Disability Sports Award

For outstanding achievement by a disabled sportsman/sportswoman on the Fylde Coast.

Young Volunteer of the Year (Age 14–24 years)

This award is to celebrate those young people who have given up their free time to volunteer in sport. Sport in Britain depends upon volunteers and these young people will be the backbone of sporting opportunities in the future.

Adult Volunteer of the Year

This award is for a person who has given up their free time to volunteer in a non-coaching capacity.

Lifetime Achievement

This award is for an individual who has shown a consistent lifetime commitment and made a major contribution to community sport within Blackpool.

 

Primary School of the Year (NEW)

This new award recognises Primary schools that encourage pupils to take part in regular exercise and promote healthy living activities, as well as overall outstanding sporting acheivement.

 

High School of the Year (NEW)

This new award recognises High schools that encourage pupils to take part in regular exercise and promote healthy living activities, as well as overall outstanding sporting acheivement.

Quayle Shield

The Quayle Shield is open to young people aged 9–13 years. It recognises the most talented young performers in Blackpool who have represented at county / region / national level in their sport. 

Quayle Trophy

The Quayle Trophy is open to young people aged 14–21 years. It recognises the most talented young performers in Blackpool who have represented at county / region / national level in their sport. 

Wilkinson Sword Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a sportsman/sportswoman on the Fylde Coast. Previous winners include Wade Dooley (1989) and Andrew Flintoff (1996). The current holder of this prestigious award is champion boxer Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose.

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