“This new Award celebrates the great work being done across the industry in the sports education space, at either the grassroots or high-performance level,” says Chris Solly, Managing Director of WAoS. “The contenders shortlisted to be the first recipient of the Award are operating at the regional development/national level in their sports organisations and have been earmarked for upcoming success based on the programmes and projects they directly work on. Overall, the submissions for this inaugural Award were of an extremely high calibre, representing a range of sports organisations from around the world.”
The three contenders for the Award who have made the shortlist are as follows (in alphabetical order by surname):
Submissions from the three shortlisted contenders (in the form of written questionnaires and short videos highlighting their work) will now be assessed by a panel of esteemed industry judges from WAoS’ International Advisory Board. The judges will score them based on a range of criteria including:
The three shortlisted contenders have been invited to attend the Manchester Sports Awards on the evening of Saturday 19th October and the winner will be announced on the night.
“We are particularly pleased to be presenting our first Award at the Manchester Sports Awards due to our head office being based in Manchester and because of the long term partnership that WAoS has with Manchester City Council,” adds Solly.
The recipient of the Award will receive exclusive access to an appropriate training or development opportunity offered by WAoS that will be tailored to their individual needs.
For more information about the Award, or to arrange an interview with the winner after the announcement has been made, please contact Rachael Church (firstname.lastname@example.org).