North East Disability Sports Awards Nomination 2016 - Nominations Open!

The North East Disability Sports Awards are heading to Northumberland for the first time with the ceremony taking place at Slaley Hall near Hexham on 23rd March 2017.  

The North East Disability Sports Awards, in association with Active Northumberland, celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions that athletes, coaches, clubs and schools have made to disability sport across the region.  The event is in its 14th year and, with Team GB’s Paralympic success in Rio, we expect this to be the most fiercely contested rendition yet.  

Whilst performing on the world stage is the goal for many, the Awards recognise a much broader range of achievement and endeavour.  The performance categories include Male and Female Personality, Young Male and Young Female Achiever and Team and Coach of the Year. There are also awards for Service to Sport, Participation and Schools and Clubs.  The 2015 awards saw a record number of 116 individuals and clubs nominated for the ten awards reflecting the increasing interest and participation in disability sport in the region.

Triple Paralympic Champion Stephen Miller is once again supporting the event through his Community Interest Company ‘SMILE Through Sport’. Stephen said, ”There are some extremely talented sportspeople in the North East, and some exceptional clubs, coaches and volunteers who are dedicated to developing opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport.  They do fantastic work and I hope a lot of people take the opportunity to nominate them to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Make your nomination

Nominations for the 2016 awards can be made by completing the online form at or contact us to request a hard copy form.  The closing date for nominations is Sunday 5th February 2017.

Jean Lordon, Executive Director of Tees Valley Sport said: “The awards are a fantastic way to highlight the successes of our region’s sporting stars. We are looking forward to celebrating some very talented sports people and recognising the excellent opportunities being provided by our community sports clubs. It’s great to have the opportunity to honour their achievements.”

Lorraine Dewison, Chief Executive of Active Northumberland said: “Active Northumberland is very pleased to be supporting the 2016 North East Disability Sports Awards. The awards are a great way to celebrate the fantastic achievements of so many of the North East’s sporting stars. We are looking forward to hearing about all the work that individuals, clubs and volunteers do to create opportunities to help disabled people take part in sport.”

The awards are being organised by the regional County Sports Partnerships, in association with sponsors including Active Northumberland, D&P Trophies, House of Type, Metro Rod North East, SMILE Through Sport, Transforming Culture and Rotary North East England

Find out more

To find out more about the North East East Disability Sports Awards please CLICK HERE or contact Kaye Scott, Business & Marketing Officer with Northumberland Sport on 01670 623515 or email

26 Jan 2017