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It’s time to nominate your Harlow sporting stars!

23 Aug It’s time to nominate your Harlow sporting stars!

Nominations are now open for the Active Harlow Awards 2019, which celebrate and recognise local sporting talent and achievements, while acknowledging the contributions made to sport and physical activity in Harlow.

This year’s event is being supported by sponsor Strawberry Star and partners Phoenix Live, Active Essex, Decathlon Harlow and Harlow Leisurezone – and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Councillor Eugenie Harvey, portfolio holder for Community Wellbeing, said:  “Once again it’s that time of year when we get to honour and celebrate the current crop of sporting talent and recognise those, who are often unpaid, yet dedicate a lot of hard work into making sport and physical activity happen in Harlow.

“Last year over 100 nominations were received and this year to make it even more exciting, the Sports Personality of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Unsung Hero shortlisted finalists, will go to a public vote to decide winners and runners-up.

“This is a great opportunity for people to show their appreciation to those who have inspired them or others to take up sports or physical activities, or have gone above and beyond to provide quality sporting opportunities for the residents of Harlow.”

The awards will be held in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre on the evening of 30 October 2019. There will be a reception with entertainment organised by Phoenix Live and canapés in the Gibberd Gallery before the awards ceremony starts.

There are categories for everyone from the washer-upper and kitbag carrier to the Olympic or Paralympic athlete! The categories are:

  • Active Workplace of the Year
  • Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity – sponsored by Active Essex
  • Coach of the Year – sponsored by Harlow Leisurezone
  • Community Club of the Year – sponsored by Decathlon Harlow
  • Education Champion of the Year – sponsored by Phoenix Resource Centre
  • The Inclusive Communities Award
  • Sports Personality of the Year – sponsored by Strawberry Star
  • Unsung Hero – sponsored by Harlow Council
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year – sponsored by Active Essex
  • Young Volunteer

The deadline for voting is 8:59 am on Monday 30 September 2019 and nominations can be made at