Time to nominate your sporting heroes

Published Wednesday, 01 December 2021

GET READY to cast your votes and help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's Active Champions of 2021. 

Logo: Active Hinckley & Bosworth Champions 2021

Whilst the traditional format of Hinckley & Bosworth’s Local Sport and Health Alliance (LSHA) annual sports awards has been cancelled the LSHA still want to recognise all of the hard work individuals, sports clubs, organisations and schools have undertaken to help others keep active and healthy particularly during lockdown by celebrating online. We just need your nominations!

Would you like to thank someone or a sports club/organisation/school for their support; recognise and celebrate their hard work during the pandemic? Has your gym instructor gone online and delivered a zumba, Pilates or karate class via zoom? Has someone helped an older person keep active by joining them on a social distanced walk regularly? Do you know someone who has helped get their sports club started again once restrictions were lifted? Does your school have a ‘Joe Wicks’ inspirational PE teacher or have you as an individual taken up a new sport and got the family to join in – we want to hear all those active health stories. 

Nominations are needed for:

A sports club / organisation

A local club or organisation that has been creative in the way that they have reacted to the crisis. It may have been by helping out in the local community, starting new initiatives or projects, going virtual and hosting online classes to make sure members have been kept active and socially connected.

A school (primary or secondary)

That has taken part in the Leicestershire Rutland and Sport Virtual School Games Summer Championships, or creatively and inclusively supported its pupils helping them to stay well.


An individual who has achieved a personal goal and got themselves active or helped others to start taking part in physical activity, and continued to stay active, or may have volunteered in the local community during the pandemic.

Sue Houghton, Chair of Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance said:

I know that within Hinckley and Bosworth we have a great depth of talent that has really come to the fore and risen to the challenge of keeping sport running during the pandemic. We want to celebrate this and acknowledge the great talent we have in the borough. However, we can only do this with your help in submitting nominations and encouraging your friends and family to do so as well.

Executive Member for Leisure at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said:

In recognition of all the great work happening in the community we would like to highlight and thank all those who have creatively continued to help others stay active and healthy in yet another challenging year. I urge residents to tell us about their sporting heroes. These nominations mean that we can still express our gratitude and highlight all that is good and positive in the borough.

Nomination forms are available online. 

The closing date for all nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 15 December 2021. All those nominated will receive a certificate and with permission will feature on the council’s social media channels from early January 2022.