Birmingham Community Sports Awards
The Birmingham Community Sports Awards celebrates the success and power of sport in local communities.
Nominations for this year are now closed however if you know any interesting projects or individuals in Birmingham please let us know via the contact form below
Winners from each category were invited to the prestigious regional West Midlands Community Sports Awards celebration evening, supported by BBC WM and The University of Birmingham.
Sport Birmingham are encouraging people in Birmingham to profile their local sporting hero's, dedicated volunteers and committed players - especially those who are using the power of sport to help improve people's lives via our contact form below
Last year, all 5 winners were presented with a trophy and a gold ticket to represent Birmingham at West Midlands Community Sports Awards on Thursday 6th December 2018.
Coach of the Year: Ms Asha Ali Rage, Dream Chaser Youth Club
Founder of Dream Chaser Youth Club, Asha couldn't afford to pay coaches so trained and became the first FA qualified female Somali mother. She coaches disadvantaged children from some of the most hardest to reach communities in Birmingham. Asha also arranges trips as well as counselling and knife crime workshops.
Community Club of the Year: Womens Boxing Club
Many women want to be involved in boxing but feel alienated due to lack of facilities and male dominated gyms. WBC are breaking down barriers, creating a warm and welcoming environment for women from diverse backgrounds. WBC also help tackle issues such as bullying, domestic violence and mental health.
Community Project of the Year: Boarders Without Borders
This initiative by GirlDreamer uses sport as a tool for social change by creating the UK's First Women of Colour Longboarding Crew. In one year they have set up two crews enabling over 25 girls from diverse backgrounds in Birmingham to access a unique sport through a unique project.
Aspiring Talent: Isabelle Eaton, Netball
At 14 year's old Isabelle is already winning medals at under 17 level and has been selected for U19 Severn Stars and Hucclecote Senior Regional 1 team. She is also a role model to younger peers and is performing academically proving you can play sport and still concentrate on studies
BBC Local Radio Power of Sport Award: Nikki Scattergood, Run Birmingham
Nikki completed couch to 5k programme as a beginner and has since gone from strength to strength. She returned to work after building up some confidence and volunteers as a run leader in her community. Nikki decided to go back to college to give herself a chance at a career.
Profile your local sport hero's!
If successful, any information provided in this form may be used and shared on our website, social media and with partners with an interest in community sport in the city for the purposes of promoting the importance of community sport.
If you are profiling someone other than yourself, you must have consent to use and share their data.