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Sussex Sports Awards 2020 is going virtual

Sussex Sports Awards 2020 is going virtual

Categories: Active Sussex Events

The prestigious annual awards are going ‘virtual’ for 2020 - celebrating the phenomenal heroines and heroes who have contributed to the sport and physical activity sector during the most-difficult of years.

Hosted by Active Sussex, the annual event has historically been a black-tie affair, held on the last Friday of November, awarding those who have gone the extra mile in the sport sector as well as high-achieving individuals and teams.

With the restrictions around the outbreak of COVID-19 this year, the Sussex Sports Awards 2020 will be a week-long ‘virtual’ celebration on social media from Monday 23 – Friday 27 November, with the winners of the awards themselves being announced on the Friday.

Nominations for the awards are now open to find individuals and organisations who have gone the extra mile to keep people active, and those who haven’t let adversity stand in the way of their sporting success.

Five awards up for grabs

  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Engagement Award
  • Inclusion and Diversity Award.

Active Sussex want to hear your inspiring stories, so if you know someone that deserves to be recognised then nominate them before 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Sadie Mason MBE, Active Sussex’s Chief Executive said: “Whilst we knew that hosting the Sussex Sports Awards in the same way we usually do was not possible for 2020, we also knew that now, more than ever, we needed to celebrate all those who have made a difference this year. While it has been a difficult time for everyone, we have seen some incredible stories of those who have gone above and beyond in their communities and this is the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some of those stories.”

Nominations

To nominate an individual or organisation please visit www.sussexsportsawards.co.uk

Award nominations will close at midday on Wednesday 30 September, with the finalist shortlist announced on Wednesday 7 October.

You can read about last year’s Sussex Sports Awards here. For more information about the Sussex Sports Awards 2020 please contact Ed Bartram, Active Sussex’s Events Officer, E: ebartram@activesussex.org.