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Junior boy of the year (aged up to 16)

We are looking for a boy who has achieved excellence in their chosen sport throughout 2018, either as an individual or part of a team. 


Their entry must demonstrate commitment, dedication and sheer hard work.

junior girl of the year (aged up to 16)

This award will be won by a girl who has achieved excellence in their chosen sport throughout 2018, either as an individual or part of a team.


Their entry must demonstrate commitment, dedication and sheer hard work.

junior sportsman (over 16)

This award will be won by a boy, aged between 16 and 18, who has achieved excellence in their chosen sport throughout 2018, either as an individual or part of a team. Their entry must demonstrate commitment, dedication and sheer hard work.

Junior sportswoman (over 16)

We are looking for a girl, aged between 16 and 18, who has achieved excellence in their chosen sport throughout 2018, either as an individual or part of a team. Their entry must demonstrate commitment, dedication and sheer hard work.

Disabled athlete of the year

Disabled sport has proved to be just as competitive, passionate and dramatic as any other, with remarkable achievements and inspiring performances. The nominees in this category must be able to demonstrate high levels of achievement in their chosen sport or discipline. They can either have competed individually or as part of a team. National or international recognition would be favoured by the judging panel.

community award

The winning individual will be someone who has made an outstanding contribution and impact at a club or organisation on a voluntary basis. The individual nominated will have given an unprecedented level of commitment and dedication to a particular sport or activity over the past 12
months. Entrants who also have made long-term commitments to volunteering to a
particular sport, club or organisation will be strongly considered.

club of the year

We are looking for a club that provides both a service to its community and strives to compete at local, regional, national and international competitions. Clubs actively seeking to develop and grow their club, providing a service to the community whilst striving to compete at local, regional, national and international level will be favoured by judges. We are looking for clubs which have enjoyed outstanding success.

coach of the year

We are looking for qualified coaches who give up their time in a voluntary capacity and have seen the teams or individuals they coach gain success
at local, regional, national or international level. Nominees must be a qualified coach for their chosen sport and show a commitment to developing
their coaching skills.

outstanding sports school award

Schools from across East Yorkshire enjoy not only local success, but also nationally. In this category, the judges will be looking for a school which has enjoyed success not just with one outstanding team, but at all levels, and not only in one sport. Schools which can demonstrate a marked improvement in their sporting programmes will also be considered as possible short-listed finalists. The winner will be selected from a final four via a vote on the Mail’s website.

sporting inspiration

The winning individual will be someone who has shown incredible energy and overcome barriers, setbacks and challenges in achieving their goals.
This may be following a devastating injury or fighting against the odds to take their place in a team. We want to hear your stories of immense achievement and the winner will be an individual with a truly inspiring story.

sportsperson of the year

This award will recognise an individual who has achieved outstanding sporting success in their specific field over the past 12 months. The award is open to anyone over the age of 18, and can be someone who has excelled in an individual discipline or sport, or someone who has made an
outstanding contribution to a team’s success. Achievements at national and international level will be favoured by the judging panel.

sports team of the year

The winner of this award will be a team, of any age, which has enjoyed outstanding success over the past 12 months. This category is open to entry for school and college teams across the region, and sides competing in any sport or competition out of a fully-professional environment. The nominated
sides should have at least won local competitions in the past year. Sides which have won numerous trophies, or national or international competitions, will be favoured by the judges.

Lifetime achievement award


Sporting champion

The night's overall winner will be chosen by our panel of judges.