It’s time to nominate your sporting heroes!

The York Sports Awards are back for 2022 and Active York is calling out for nominations.

Cllr Smalley, Paula Stainton and Keith Morris launch the awards at York Stadium
l-r: Cllr Smalley, Paula Stainton and Keith Morris launch the awards at York Stadium

These nominations will celebrate the people of York who play, coach, organise, volunteer and support sport and physical activity across the city.

The awards recognise a huge breadth of sportspeople and those making activity happen in the city. They will celebrate players, coaches and volunteers from all age groups, schoolchildren to adults.

Active York is part of the Active York Strategic Partnership Board which includes City of York Council, York Sport at the University of York and York City Football Club Foundation. All these organisations have committed to sponsoring some of the16 different awards that will be recognised within three different categories: Young Achievers, Senior Achievers and Special Contribution.  

The Council is sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award, with the Rugby League World Cup sponsoring the Wellbeing Engagement Project/Event of the Year. Both aim to celebrate and support individuals and organisations which promote active lifestyles, and the wellbeing benefits they bring.

To be eligible for nomination for any of the awards, nominees must have lived, have been in full-time education, coach, volunteer or organise, train or play sport within City of York Council’s boundaries between January 2020 and December 2021. For the full list of awards, criteria and the nomination process, please visit

You can nominate as many people as you like across multiple awards. But please submit your nominations before Sunday 29 May. The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 1 June, when booking opens for attendance at the award ceremony.