Sporting Communities

awards &
recognition

We are proud of the work that we conduct and are proud that a number of our programmes, workers, volunteers and young people have been recognised for their amazing contributions to supporting others.

Below is a list of the awards and recognition that Sporting Communities has received.

AWARDS

2013 – 2021

2021

Support Staffordshire ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ – Kevin Sauntry

2020

Keele University Breaking the Mould ‘Cultivating Talent’ Special Commendation

2019

Children and Young People Now ‘Play Award’ Finalists
Derby Adults Safeguarding Board ‘Community Respect Award’

2018

Children in Need ‘A Big Thank You’ from Pudsey, BBC Radio Derby – Roy Hogarth
BBC ‘East Midlands Unsung Hero’ Finalist – David Walsh
Derbyshire Telegraph Sports Awards ‘Contribution to Community’ Finalist – David Walsh
Sports Leaders UK Community Leadership Academy of the Year
BBC Radio Stoke ‘Inspiring Young Person’ – Danielle Pointon
Diversity in Housing ‘Young Person Award’ – Danielle Pointon
StreetGames ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety’ Finalist

2017

UK Coaching ‘Children’s Coach of the Year’ – David Walsh
StreetGames ‘StreetMark’ quality assurance status
European City of Sport ‘Service to Sport’ Finalist – David Rigby
StreetGames ‘Coach of the Year’ Finalist – David Walsh
StreetGames ‘Young Coach of the Year’ – David Richards
StreetGames ‘Matt Kendal Award’

2016

West Midlands Community Sports Awards ‘Coach of the Year’ – David Rigby
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Coach of the Year’ – David Rigby
Children and Young People Now ‘Play Award’
Children and Young People Now ‘Children’s Achievement Award’ – Danielle Pointon
StreetGames ‘Investing in Youth Leadership’ Finalist
StreetGames ‘Sport for Good’ Finalist
SCVYS – Les Simmons Awards Youth Group ‘Impact Award’ Certificate of Special Recognition
SCVYS – Les Simmons Awards ‘Youth Impact Award’ Certificate of Special Recognition – Danielle Pointon

2015

Directory of Social Change ‘Rising Star’ Finalist – David Walsh
Amber Valley Borough Council ‘Community Award’ – David Walsh
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Runner up – Danielle Pointon
Children and Young People Now ‘Youth Work Award’ Finalist
Business Boost Awards ‘Recognising Social Enterprise’ Second Place
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Participant of the Year’ – Danielle Pointon
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Commendation
StreetGames ‘Local Hero’ – Danielle Pointon
StreetGames ‘Young Coach of the Year’ – David Walsh

2014

Directory of Social Change ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ Finalist – Ross Podyma
UK Coaching ‘Coach Developer of the Year’ Finalist – Ross Podyma
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Community Coach of the Year Award’ – Ben Rigby
Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Project of the Year’ Runner up
Business Boost Awards ‘Recognising Social Enterprise’ Second Place
StreetGames ‘StreetMark’ quality assurance status
StreetGames ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Finalist – David-James Farr
Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy quality assurance status
StreetGames ‘Community Coach of the Year’ Finalist – Ross Podyma
Vinspired ‘West Midlands Team Activity Award’
Community Development Foundation ‘Organisation of the Month’

2013

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Project of the Year’
UK Coaching ‘Community Coach of the Year’ – Ben Rigby