Cumbria Sports Awards

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It’s nomination time again for the the various Cumbria Sports Awards.

The following outlines the various categories for which nominations can be made and a nomination form is provided for that purpose;


Cumbria Sports Awards Info


The search to find the award winners for the Cumbria Sports Awards 2008 has begun! Last year the county’s top sporting honour of ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ went to Anna McKenzie, who had a truly outstanding 2007. Anna was at the helm of a two-handed Mirror dinghy, which won the World Mirror Sailing Championships in South Africa earlier in the year.

In the process she became the first female Mirror World Champion, and along with her partner became the first ever all-woman team to win a world title in a two-handed ISAF Open Dinghy Class, as well as the youngest in history.

Previous winners include goal-keeper Scott Carson, Lions and England rugby union winger Mark Cueto, cricketer Paul Nixon and rally ace Malcolm Wilson. 

We are now asking Cumbrian sports fans to send in their nominations. We are looking for heroes for awards in 10 categories that recognise various levels of sporting success, in addition to the support services of administration and coaching. The awards are to be presented at the annual Cumbria Sports Awards which will be held on Friday November 28th, at the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere.

Nominations can be made for: 

Sports Personality of the Year: The finest achievement throughout the year by an individual.

Team of the Year: Best team achievement throughout the past year.

Performance of the Year: Best single performance by an individual or team during the year.

Junior Sports Personality of the Year (under 18 at 31 December 2008): The finest achievement throughout the year by an individual.

Junior Team of the Year: The finest achievement by a young team throughout the past year (Under 18).

Performance Award for People with a Disability: Best single performance by a disabled individual or team during the year.

Special Award: To be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel. 

Service to Sport Award: To acknowledge dedicated services to sport(s) in Cumbria (regardless of length of time).

Volunteer of the Year: Greatest contribution to a club, performer, community or school by a volunteer of any age this year.

Coach of the Year Award: Nominations limited to accredited NGB Coaches only.

In addition to the main awards, five Cumbria Rising Star trophies will be awarded to juniors who demonstrate high sporting potential.

Nomination form PDF.

Nominations can also be made on-line at, and nomination forms are available from branches of the Cumberland Building Society. Nomination forms should be returned to Cumbria Sport Partnership, 5 Portland Square, Carlisle, CA1 1PU. 

Nominations close on Friday 17th October 2008. 

Tickets to the event, which includes a three course meal, are priced at £25 per person and are available from Cumbria Sport Partnership. For further information call 01228 226885.