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Ards and North Down Sports Awards

The aim of the Awards Ceremony is to recognise, promote and reward local sporting achievement of teams and individuals across the Ards and North Down Borough.

2023 Ards and North Down Sports Awards

2023 Ards and North Down Sports Awards

The Sports Awards Ceremony is to recognise, promote and reward local sporting achievement of teams and individuals across the Ards and North Down Borough. We are seeking nominations from schools, sports clubs, individuals, and members of the public to nominate their sporting stars for the 2023 Ards and North Down Sports Awards.

Nominations are NOW OPEN from Friday 1st December 2023 and will close on Friday 5th January 2024 at 4pm.

NOMINATION FORM

Nomination Categories are:

  • Sports Person of the Year Sponsored by Mervyn Stewart Skoda
  • Sports Person of the Year U18 Sponsored by Prestige Trophies  
  • Sports Person of the Year U15 Sponsored by Royal British Legion
  • Sports Team of the Year Sponsored by Progressive Building Society
  • U18 Junior Sports Team of the Year Sponsored by K9 Search and Rescue
  • U15 Junior Sports Team of the Year Sponsored by Dynes Residential
  • Sports Coach of the Year Sponsored by RNLI
  • Volunteer of the Year in memory of Alderman Menagh
  • Lifetime Service Recognition Sponsored by the Mayor of Ards and North Down
  • Wall of Fame Inductee Sponsored by Ards and North Down Sports Forum

Nomination forms are available (Click Here) from Friday 1st December 2023. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Sports Development team on 0300 013 3333 ext. 40327 or email: sportsawards@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Previous Sport Award Winers

2022 Sports Awards Winners

2022 Ards and North Down Sports Awards

On Friday 10 March, 2023 at Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, the 2022 Sports Awards were awarded to:

Sports Person of the Year (Sponsored by Charles Hurst) 
Winners: Bethany Firth OBE (Swimming) and Rhys McClenaghan (Gymnastics)

Sports Person of the Year U18 (Sponsored by Prestige Trophies) 
Winner: Aimee Robinson (Gymnastics - Trampoline)

Sports Person of the Year U15 (Sponsored by Danske Bank) 
Winner: Grace Davison (Swimming)

Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by Encore Parcs) 
Winner: Ards Ladies HC 1st XI (Hockey)

Sports Team of the Year U18 (Sponsored by Belvoir Lettings) 
Winner: Bangor Grammar (Table Tennis)

Sports Team of the Year U15 (Sponsored by Dynes Residential) 
Winner: Regent House (Girls Relay)

Sports Coach of the Year (Sponsored by Quarry Plant Sales) 
Winner: Iain McCarthy (Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sup Hub NI)

Volunteer of the Year (Sponsored by Colonel Paddy’s Café & Bistro) 
Winner: Ashleigh Flannigan (Castle Juniors Football Club)

Lifetime Service Recognition Award (Sponsored by the Mayor of Ards and North Down)
Recipients: Jim Hayes (Running/Athletics), Archie Walls (Soccer), Hugh Shields (Football & Cricket)Colin Campbell (Bowls) and Dennis Nash (Journalism across all sports)

2021 Sports Awards Winners

2021 Ards and North Down Sport Awards

Sports Person of the Year (Sponsored by Charles Hurst Renault) - Bethany Firth

Sports Person of the Year U18 (Sponsored by Prestige Trophies - Ellie McKibbin         

Sports Person of the Year U15 (Sponsored by Danske Bank) - Lucy McGonigle                 

Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by Dynes Resedential) - Ards Senior Relay Team Ards Swimming Club 

U18 Junior Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by Belvoir Lettings) - Bangor FC U16 

U15 Junior Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by Dynes Residential) -     

Sports Coach of the Year (Sponsored by Quarry Plant Sales) - Davy Johnston                     

Volunteer of the Year (Sponsored by Truesdale Heating and Plumbing) - Naomi McKnight (Ards Ladies Hockey Club)                      

Lifetime Service Recognition (Sponsored by Mayor of Ards and North Down) -  Alderman James Menagh

Wall of Fame Inductee (Sponsored by Ards and North Down Sports Forum) - Keith Gillespie