Nominate your local sporting heroes for Wirral Sports Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s prestigious Wirral Sports Awards.

The Wirral Sports Awards are given annually in recognition of the achievements of Wirral’s dedicated sports people and are open to anybody who lives on Wirral.

This year the awards will take place on 17 October at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Members of the public, schools, sports clubs, leagues, associations, and other sporting organisations are now able to make nominations in any of the listed categories which are: –

  • Club of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Sports Person of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Special Recognition Awards (for Forum members)
  • School Sports Team of the Year (girls)
  • School Sports Team of the Year (boys)
  • School Sports Department of the Year
  • Primary School Team of the Year (years 5 & 6)
  • Active Wirral Organisation of the Year
  • Active Wirral Individual of the Year
  • Junior Sports Team of the Year
  • Senior Sports Team of the Year

Two new awards are included this year, Senior Sports Team of the Year and Junior Sports Team of the Year. Two other awards, the Wirral Sports Personality of the Year and Outstanding Achievement Award, are selected by the Sports Forum’s judging committee.

All short-listed candidates will be invited to the presentation awards evening to collect their awards and the winners will be announced on the night.

To make a nomination in the above categories via the online entry forms, please visit the Forum’s website at or go to the forum’s website home page:

Closing date for nominations is midnight 31 July 2023.

The Wirral Sports Forum provides a voice for local sports clubs, associations and leagues in Wirral.

Supported by Wirral Council, the Forum acts as a networking hub to assess the sporting needs of the area and provide help and advice on a range of subjects including clubmark accreditation, sports promotion, grants and bursaries.

The Forum’s sports bursaries provide financial help to young sports people to achieve their sporting goals.

Chair of the Forum, Ronan Kearney, said, “The annual Wirral Sports Awards contributes significantly to our bursary scheme. Joining the Wirral Sports Forum allows member clubs the opportunity to apply for our sports bursaries.”

For further information on the Awards, Bursaries, or to join the Wirral Sports Forum, please contact Dave Simmonds, Community Sports Development Officer on 0787 6577187 or email

Image credits: Running – Jonathan Chng, Cricket and Rugby – Patrick Case, Boxing – Wang Motret, Swimming – Gentrit Sylejmani, Football – Lars Bo Nielsen

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