Believe Sports Awards 2019

photo of some winners 2019

Stars of the community were celebrated at the 19th annual Believe Sports Awards at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Friday 11th October 2019

The event rewards and recognises the work of voluntary sector coaches, clubs and volunteers, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes.

Category winners (except Team of the Year and Sports Apprentice of the Year) go forward to represent Wigan Borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards.

The prestigious event, organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles and sponsored by Wigan Council, recognised rising sports starts and dedicated volunteers who support grassroots sports and community initiatives across the borough.

Just shy of 400 guests attended the awards this year to cheer on the winners which include:

Club of The Year

Sponsored by Bigwave Media   

Orrell Ju Jitsu

Young Sports Achiever of The Year
Sponsored by DFC 

Caitlyn Saddington – British Equestrian Federation

Workforce Advocate of The Year

Sponsored by ECG Facility Services 
Nicola Leyden –  Sofology

Volunteer of The Year
Sponsored by Wigan Athletic Community Trust   
Peter Hill – Place 2 Place FC

Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero of The Year
Sponsored by Link Contracting   

Tom Harrison – Hindley Juniors FC

Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
Sponsored by Technogym   

Alan Richmond – Let’s Get Movin

Team of The Year
Sponsored by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Pennington FC Youth U15’s
Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport Awards
Sponsored by Alliance Leisure  

Landgate Primary School

Sports Apprentice of The Year
Sponsored by Agilisys 
Christopher Gibbons

The Deal Community Programme of the Year
Sponsored by Wigan Council   

WigLe Dance CIC