Bridlington Sports Awards are back!

20th September 2021 2:50pm - Return to press releases

Bridlington Sports Awards are back!

East Riding College in partnership with Bridlington CYP and the Echo are delighted to announce that the Bridlington Sports & Community Awards will be returning in 2021. 

The Sports and Community Awards will be held at Bridlington CYP on Friday 19th November 6-8.30pm. 

The award categories are:

  1. Services to Health
  2. Community Award
  3. Disability Sport Award
  4. Teacher of the Year
  5. Unsung Hero
  6. Coach of the Year
  7. Team/Club of the Year
  8. Lifetime Achievement
  9. Sports person of the year (junior)
  10. Sports person of the year (adult)


Services to Health

Nominate your healthcare hero.  Do you know someone who’s really made a difference to people’s health during the pandemic?  Or an individual who’s gone above and beyond in their job, or as a volunteer?  Nominate them to show them they’re appreciated!

Community Award

Bridlington is full of community-minded people who care about the town they live in and want to see it thrive.  Your nomination could be to recognise someone’s contribution to our community, through work, volunteering or as part of a community group.  We all benefit from their efforts, let’s show them we’re thankful!

Disability Sport Award

As the Paralympics get underway in Tokyo, let’s not forget that all elite sport starts at the grassroots level.  Do you know someone pursuing their dreams in disability sport, or supporting an individual or team to do so? Get your nominations in to recognise their contribution to disability sport.

Teacher of the Year

PE in schools is the foundation of sport, exercise and activity for most children, and we want to recognise the teachers that inspire kids to get active, stay healthy and participate in sport for life.  Nominate teachers who’ve been an inspiration this past year.

Unsung Hero

We all know one.  That person who keeps the club, centre, team, league, organisation, event or fundraising efforts going.  Especially since the pandemic hit.  There are unsung heroes throughout community sport, in every aspect of delivery.  Nominate yours to show them they matter.

Coach of the Year

Grassroots coaching is mainly made up of volunteers who coach for the love of the sport, to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm, to give something back to their sport and the community, and often to give children and young people the same opportunities they themselves enjoyed as youngsters. Recognise their contribution by nominating a coach you think is hitting the mark.

Team/Club of the Year

This year, many teams and clubs are simply deserving of recognition for their perseverance and resilience during the pandemic.  Some will deserve recognition for a particular success or achievement. Some will deserve recognition for progress or persistence.  If you think a team or club deserves recognition for delivering something special this year, tell us why!

Lifetime Achievement

There’s many who come and go in sport, but those that dedicate their lives should be recognised.  Do you know someone who should be recognised for their lifelong contribution?  Tell us all about them, they could be our prestigious lifetime achievement winner!

Sports person of the Year (Junior and Adult)

Sport isn’t always about individual achievement, but sometimes individual success, progress, contribution or hard graft should be recognised and rewarded.  Is someone in your team/club/session a superstar? Playing out of their skin?  Showing real progress?  Putting the training hours in?  Always boosting team morale?  Show them they are appreciated!


Damien Grant, General Manager at Bridlington CYP said, “It’s fantastic to have a Sports and Community Awards back in Bridlington, especially after such a tough couple of years, with pandemic restrictions and community sports clubs and teams suffering as a result.  We’re proud to partner with the College and Bridlington Echo to bring this back to Brid, and to host the awards.”

Paul Smith, Director of Curriculum, Quality and Learning at East Riding College said, “At the College, we’re delighted to help deliver the sport and community awards.  The College always strives to be at the heart of its community, and our involvement in the Awards is our chance to support Bridlington in its recovery from the pandemic and to celebrate the town’s community spirit, which we should be proud of.”

Nominations are now open for all awards categories.  Deadline for nominations is Tuesday 12 October at midnight.

You can nominate as many people as you like, you just need to complete a form for each nomination in each category.  Go to for the online nomination form.