York Sports Awards winners announced

The 9th York Sports Awards ceremony held at the Roger Kirk Centre at the University of York, saw 46 awards handed out to athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators across the city.

Olympic shot putter Scott Lincoln and Paralympian Boccia athlete Beth Moulam were awarded Sportsman and Disability Sportsperson of the year at the prestigious event. Rower Lucy Edmunds, Great Britain under 23 rower, was recognised as Sportswoman of the year.

York City Knights Ladies were the big team winners, scoring the Performance Team/Club of the year with their coach Lindsay Anfield who was also voted Coach of the Year.

Volunteer of the Year award was given to Georgia Briggs for her work at University of York Rugby Union Club.

York City Football Club Foundation’s “Lifting Spirits” Initiative was voted the leading “Wellbeing Project /Event of the Year” for the Foundation’s work in supporting vulnerable and older people through sport.

A special “Community Champion” Award was presented to GoGet York a project making cycling and other outdoor activities accessible for all.

The “Outstanding Service to Sport” Award, in association with City of York Council, was won by Yvette Shepherd for her dedication to York RI AFC.

Here is the full list of the awards winners:

Young Achievers (Sponsored by Better):

Finalists announced for 2022 York Sports Awards

After a record entry of nominations, the finalists for the 2022 York Sports Awards, have been announced. Booking to attend the awards has opened too.

The judges met at the LNER York Community Stadium to determine the 46 finalists across the 16 different awards.

The judges included Clint Goodchild, Owner and Chair of York City Knights; Paula Stainton Foundation Manager York City Foundation; Paul Ramskill, Community Sports Development Officer at the City of York Council and Sharon Shortle from BBC Radio York.

The York Sports Awards event is organised by Active York supported by partners, City of York Council, with sponsors York Sport, York City Foundation, GLL, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, University of York, York City Knights and Rugby League World Cup 21.

The York Sports Awards will take place at the Roger Kirk Centre at the University of York on Thursday 30 June. Tickets for the awards event are now available from http://www.yorksportsawards.co.uk

The full list of finalists is:

Young Achievers

Young Female Sportsperson (sponsored by GLL Better)

Hannah Langford

Paris Smith

Freya Vidal

Young Male Sportsperson (sponsored by GLL Better)

Maks Makowski

Tom Moss

Freddie Tomlinson

Young Disability Sportsperson (sponsored by GLL Better)

Matthew Brough

Charlie Dickinson

Senior Achievers

Sportswoman (Sponsored by Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate)

Anna Docherty

Lucy Edmunds

Lorraine Pearey

Sportsman (Sponsored by Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate)

Alex Botterill

Will Jeffrey

Scott Lincoln

Disability Sportsperson (Sponsored by Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate)

Beth Moulam

Harry Patient

Lydia Wrightson

Student Sportsperson (Sponsored by Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate)

Cameron Campbell

Beth Moulam

Will Jeffrey

Special Contribution


Lindsay Anfield

Erin Dominguez

James Fitton

Volunteer (sponsored by York City Football Club Foundation)

Georgia Briggs

Alan Drewer

Lily Rowntree

Sofia Spongano

Participation Team/Club

City of York Athletics Club

Uni of York Boat Club

York RI Templars

Performance Team/Club

York City FC Ladies

York City Knights Women

Active Primary School (sponsored by York Sport)

Acomb Primary School

Clifton Green Primary School

St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School

Active Secondary School

Manor CE Academy

St Peters School Hockey Team

Wellbeing Engagement Project/Event (sponsored by RLWC21)

City of York Hockey Club – Back to Hockey Project

York Bike Belles – Cycling Without Age Project

York City Football Club Foundation – Lifting Spirits project

Community Champion of the Year

City of York Hockey Club

GoGet York

York Sport at the University of York

Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by City of York Council)

Kirsty Parr

Yvette Shepherd

Andy Snell

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 https://yorksportsawards.co.uk/.

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.