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Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards 2018

About the Awards

Do you know someone that deserves to be recognised for all they are doing to help people enjoy, engage and excel in sport?

The #SportMaker Awards are all about shining a light on the local sporting workforce – the people and projects that make sport happen. It’s your chance to say “thank you”.

We’ll be recognising the outstanding contribution of coaches, officials, volunteers and projects over the previous 12 months and the role they play in encouraging people to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.


The Categories

Nominations can be made across seven award categories for coaches, two award categories for officials, two award categories for volunteers and one category for SportMaker projects.

Awards for Coaches

  1. Children’s Coach of the Year
  2. Community Coach of the Year
  3. Young Coach of the Year
  4. Disability Coach of the Year
  5. Performance Pathway Coach of the Year
  6. Club Performance Coach of the Year
  7. High Performance Coach of the Year

Awards for Officials

  1. Technical Official of the Year
  2. Young Technical Official of the Year

Awards for Volunteers

  1. Volunteer of the Year
  2. Young Volunteer of the Year

Awards for SportMaker Projects

  1. Project of the Year


Submitting a Nomination

The guidance and support document provides further information on each of the award categories and deadlines for nominations, together with key evidence the judging panel will look for when making decisions.

Please read this document carefully before submitting your nomination via the online process through the links below:

          • Coaches – Please click here
          • Officials – Please click here
          • Volunteers – Please click here
          • Awards for SportMaker Projects – Please click here

Once you are content with the information that you have provided, please remember to:

  • Click the ‘submit’ button at the end of the form to complete the nomination process.
  • A note will then appear on screen to ‘thank you for completing our survey’.

Sport Northern Ireland will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of nominations on a weekly basis but should you have any queries or concerns, please contact a member of the Coaching Team at 02890 381222.


Please note the deadline for nominations in all categories is Friday 6 July 2018.

***PLEASE NOTE: Following technical issues which have now been resolved, we are extending the deadline for all nominations until Wednesday 18th July***