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Sussex Sports Awards 2019 Finalists Revealed

Sussex Sports Awards 2019 Finalists Revealed

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After 10 days reviewing hundreds of nominations, the Sussex Sports Awards judges have announced their shortlisted finalists for the 2019 awards.

It was an extremely challenging decision making process for the expert judges due to this year's record breaking nomination numbers and exceptional quality of entries!

The winners will be announced at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, on Friday 22 November. This year's event will be hosted by a legend of British sport, Kriss Akabusi MBE, alongside revered BBC radio presenter Danny Pike, for his tenth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all of the finalists:

Quality Start Active Primary School of the Year Award

St Leonards CE Primary Academy

Little Common School

Carden Primary School

Club of the Year

Whitehawk Football Club

Westerleigh Judokwai

Worthing Town Football Club

This category is decided by a public vote. Please click here to cast your vote. 

Southern Combination Football League Coach of the Year

Bruce Warren (Brighton Phoenix Athletics Club)

Ben Stevens (Beacon Lifesaving Club)

Marie Pickering (The Rowans Gym)

Everyone Active Community Impact Award

TCV East Sussex Health Walks

RunningSpace - Running to Beat Suicide

Brighter Outlook (Albion in the Community)

Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

Jazz Turner (Sailing & Athletics)

Isabelle Everest (Judo)

Ella Clifford-Wilson (Trampolining)

Wave Leisure Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award

David Jackson (Football)

Sandy Fell (Education)

Martin Savage (Football)

Freedom Leisure Sports Personality of the Year

Ian Richards (Athletics)

Nate Wiensendanger Shaw (Powerlifting) 

David Cumming (Swimming)

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP Team of the Year

Worthing College Under 19 Netball Team

Sussex Thunder Netball Team

University of Brighton Men’s Rugby Union 1st Team

BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award

Eric Douglin (Bexhill Giants Basketball Club)

Charles Hunt (Stirlands Cricket Club)

Keith Soane (Broadbridge Heath Football Club)

Sussex County FA Volunteer of the Year

Stuart Collier (Withdean Youth Football Club)

Andy Lindley (SANDS United Football Club)

Ricky Perrin (Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club)

Platinum Publishing Group Young Sports Personality of the Year

Amber Anning (Athletics)

Bryony Pitman (Archery)

Charlie Lane (Snowboarding)

University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year

Bobby Williams (Hailsham Cricket Club)

Kaleigh Pavitt (Hailsham Cricket Club and East Dean Cricket Club)

McKenzie Howell (University of Brighton Netball Club)


Why not join in the memorable celebrations and attend one of the most prestigious evenings in the Sussex sporting calendar. 

Tickets are on sale NOW: 

Community Tickets, £55 (limited subsidised number): Available for individuals and community groups and include a welcome drinks reception alongside VIP guests, a three-course gala dinner served by Hilton Brighton Metropole, wine with your meal and tea/coffee afterwards, entertainment throughout the evening, a special Sussex Sports Awards speech from Kriss Akabusi MBE, the presentation of all of the awards, and an after party to wrap up the sporting year.

Corporate Tickets, £75 plus VAT: Include a drinks reception, a three-course meal with wine, tea/coffee, entertainment throughout the evening, and of course front row seats for the awards presentation and stories from Kriss Akabusi MBE, and an after party.  Corporate Tables of 10 are discounted to £675 plus VAT.

The Sussex Sports Awards provides a spectacular and memorable night for all involved and is a fantastic celebration of Sussex sporting dedication and achievement.  


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For more information please contact Ed Bartram, Active Sussex’s Events Officer,

E: ebartram@activesussex.org/ T: 01273 644103