2019 Nominees


Active Lancashire are excited to announce the nominees for the 2019 Lancashire Sports Awards. We have a total of 85 nominees* across 9 categories. Tickets are available to purchase now for the event on the 22nd November at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton Le Moors.

The Nominees for the Collinson Construction Lancashire Sports Awards 2019 are:

Coach of the Year

This award is made to the coach who has given up their time and invested their expertise, selflessly, to help those interested in sport and active lifestyles to develop their talent and to realise their full potential. This role is open to people from a traditional sport background or a wider community organisation setting.

  • Paul Wicks, LSSA Fishmoor
  • Gabrielle Towell, Blackpool Netball Club
  • Simon Finnan, Burnley Rugby Club
  • Keith Scofield, Chorley Buccaneers
  • Ross Goodwin,
  • Elle Kayley, Accrington Stanley Ladies FC
  • Daniel Jude, Larches and Savick Boxing Club
  • Ian Mallon, Jump Uk
  • Lewis Sumner, Ormskirk Football Club Inter U8’s

Club of the Year

This award is given to an active and well run club (Sports Club, Community organisation or informal grouping) that has undertaken great work in running development programmes which attract and retain participants, particularly those from under-represented groups, and which help their members to develop their sports potential and promote active lifestyles.

  • West Pennine Netball Club
  • Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies
  • Burnley Athletics Club
  • Euxton Girls Football Club
  • Lytham Tae Kwon-Do
  • Accrington Wildcats RLFC
  • Lancaster University Women’s Rugby Union Football Club
  • Preston Netball Club
  • Penwortham Town Football Club
  • Fleetwood Cricket Club

Community Project of the Year

This award is given to an innovative project that has helped to regularly increase and sustain participation in sport and physical activity and provide alternative opportunities for people to get active. Non-traditional groups and new methods of communication and coordination could be innovations tested by these projects.

  • Junior Park Run
  • Chorley Couch 2 5k
  • Young Positive Pathways
  • Ossy Joggers – Run Leaders
  • Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre and Football Club
  • Lostock Hall Juniors Football Club Cardiac Smart
  • YMCA Your Move & CSI Sport Sessions

The Jimmy Armfield Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for an individual who has shown a consistent lifetime commitment (20+ years) and made a major contribution to community sport and active lifestyles within Lancashire.

  • Colin Brindle, Football
  • Joan Barnes, swimming
  • Elaine Shallcross, various sports in Burnley and the surrounding area
  • Kevin Kealey, Football
  • Peter Hardy
  • Charles “Chic” Kelly, Football
  • Eamonn McNamara, Football
  • Peter Warden, Athletics
  • John Pallett, Leyland Cricket Club
  • Steve Abbott, Thornton Cleveleys FC

Primary School of the Year

This award is given to a Primary School that has excelled in school sport and physical activity over the last 12 months. Community links and the impact of sport has made them stand out over the year.

  • Holy Family Primary School
  • St James Lanehead C of E Primary School
  • Withnell Fold Primary School
  • Ribby with Wrea CE Primary School
  • Baxenden St John’s CE Primary School
  • Earby Springfield Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Peter’s RC Primary School
  • Cop Lane C.E Primary School
  • Woodland Primary School
  • Hambleton Primary School

Secondary School of the Year

This award is given to a Secondary School that has excelled in school sport and physical activity over the last 12 months. Community links and the impact of sport has made them stand out over the year.

  • Park Community Academy
  • Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form Centre
  • Accrington Academy
  • Christ the King Catholic High School
  • Penwortham Priory Academy
  • Hodgson Academy

Service to Underrepresented Groups

This award is given to an individual, coach, official or community group who had made a highly significant contribution to increase engagement and participation in an identified underrepresented group in their local area.

  • Aqua Aerobics Group Blackburn
  • Girls Up and Active
  • Run Fit Chorley
  • YMCA Fylde Sharks
  • Jasons Wheels
  • Darryl McNicholl, Sir Tom Finney FC and Soccer Centre
  • Skem Men-aces Ability FC
  • Josh Landmann, Para Alpine skiing & Paratriathlon

Young Achiever of the Year

This award is for some of the most talented performers across the County, who show exceptional dedication to their sport and have the potential to perform at the highest level. Nominations are encouraged from those who have represented their County/Region/Country in their chosen sport.

  • Sam Gaskell, Hammer, Blackburn Harriers & AC
  • Paige Wilding-Merry, Karate
  • Erin Green, Swimming
  • Alyssa Bristow, Dragons Kickboxing Club
  • Ella Sands, Taekwondo, Premier TKD GB development Squad
  • Jake Moore, Karate
  • Ethan Naisbitt, Swimming
  • Jayla Stocks, Gymnastics, City of Preston Gymnastics Club
  • Lauren Anyon, Blackpool BMX Club
  • Drew Alker, Mountain Biking, Pennine Mountain Bike Association
  • Isabella Lyons, Rhythmic Gymnastics

Volunteer of the Year

This award is given to the volunteer who has given up their free time to promote and support sport and active lifestyles in a non-coaching capacity such as a mentor, supporter or administrator. Sport in Britain depends on volunteers and these people help to sustain sporting and active leisure opportunities for all. This volunteer can be from a traditional sports background or from a wider community organisation setting.

  • Kerry Brown, Netball
  • Martin Ireland, Table tennis
  • Megan Hunter, Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies
  • Ajay Robbie Lord, Active Streets Project
  • Daniel Rivett, Chorley Runners
  • Alex Goldie, St Annes Tennis and Squash Club
  • Gareth Cross, Football
  • Laura Rushton, Football
  • Zuleikha Chikh, Football and Futsal
  • Chloe Collier, Netball
  • Keith McIntosh, Sports Life, St Andrew’s Church Leyland and Sporting Memories Foundation
  • Sarah Skelton, Garstang Hockey Club

*Some local areas are still yet to hold their local awards, so their winners will be updated here in due course.