Sport Northern Ireland SportMaker Awards 2020

 

SportMaker Awards 2020 – Nominees

Whether sport is taking place in a local club or a high performance environment, it requires the commitment of a wide range of coaches, officials and volunteers. These individuals and the projects and programmes to which they contribute, are using the power of sport to change lives and Sport Northern Ireland greatly appreciates the dedication that this requires.

With this in mind, Sport Northern Ireland is pleased to recognise the following nominees in the 2020 SportMaker Awards:

 

COACHING

Abby Morton

Alison McMullan

Alistair Bratten

Andrew Hobdell

Ashleigh Barr 

Cushla Connor

Declan Leung

Dempsey Andrews

Derek Holland

Emma Hutchinson

Eugene Baban

Fiona Mooney

Francesca Brown

Gary Presho

Ian Latham

Ivan Prue

Jim Alexander

Jonathan Perry

Josh McVeigh

Kate Pounder

Kelsey Nolan

Kenny Murphy

Kieran McKeown

Kyle Dunn

Laura Greer

Lee Campbell

Luke Marshall

Maria Doherty

Mark Haynes

Michael Roberts

Naoisa Trotter

Pamela Vogan

Paul Morriss

Paul Sweeney

Peter Sands

Peter Stewart

Rebecca Greenaway

Rob Hunter

Ryan Maxwell

Sarah Cousins

Sean Laverty

Seanna McGuiness

Simon Bell

Stephanie Wilson

Stephen Garvin

Thomas Conlon

Tomasz Rzonca

 

OFFICIATING  

Amy Shields

Charlotte Johnston

Chris Lindsay

Connor Campbell

Conor McCartney

Danny Cooper

David Seaton

Erin Cunningham

Ian Forsythe

Shannon Russell-Cowan

Stanley Hall

VOLUNTEERING

Andrew Rodgers

Ashleigh McVeigh

Bryan Phillips

Caroline Millar

Charlotte Johnston

Jahswill Emmanuel

Kalpana Chandran (Ana)

Kelly Robson

Lindsay McCarty Nolan

Lisa Registe

Lorna Higgins

Maddy Jamison

Marek Krsiak

Margaret Turner

Niamh Rafferty

Rachel Craig

Raymond Black

Richard Coleman

PROJECTS

Athletics Northern Ireland Coach Development Zoom Series

Bangor Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Club

Cycling Ireland Zwift Project 2020

Healthy Kidz club/school link with St Mary’s GAC

Lurgan Rugby Football & Cricket Club Peace 4 Project

Relaunch of the Lisburn City Swimming Club Minipolo Programme

The Mournes Seven Sevens Challenge Walk

Titanic Tigers Special Olympics Club

RYANI Women on Water Festival

 

Individual category winners will be revealed throughout October, November and December and the full list of award winners will be announced on the Sport Northern Ireland website following this.


 

 

Awards For Coaches                    Awards For Officials
1. Children’s Coach of the Year 1. Technical Official of the Year
2. Community Coach of the Year 2. Young Technical Official 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
Awards For Volunteers    Award For SportMaker Project
1. Volunteer of the Year 1. Project of the Year
2. Young Volunteer of the Year


Award Categories:
The SportMaker Awards 2020 Guidance and Support Document provides further information on each of the award categories, together with key evidence the judging panel will look for when making decisions.

Awards for Coaches

Children’s Coach of the Year. This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a children’s coach to the development of young people’s skills, understanding, enjoyment and lifestyle through sport.

Community Coach of the Year. This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach in getting more people enjoying, engaging and/or excelling in local sport, through high quality delivery.

Young Coach of the Year. This award recognises the important work carried out by an up and coming coach through his or her coaching achievements to date and the impact they have made on the people they coach.

Disability Coach of the Year. This award recognises the achievements of a coach working to develop people with a disability at any level within sport.

Performance Pathway Coach of the Year. This award recognises the achievements of a coach working with emerging and young performers on a Pathway to High Performance.

Club Performance Coach of the Year. This award recognises the achievements of a coach working with athletes at the highest level of domestic club sport.

Awards for Officials

Technical Official of the Year. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of referees, umpires and competition officials and the contribution which they make to their sport.

Young Technical Official of the Year. This award recognises the important work carried out by an up and coming referee, umpire and /or competition official and the contribution which they make to their sport.

 

Awards for Volunteers

Volunteer of the Year. This award will be made to a volunteer in a non-coaching or officiating role, who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of sport.

Young Volunteer of the Year. This award recognises the important work carried out by an up and coming volunteer, who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of sport.

 

Awards for SportMaker Projects

Project of the Year. This award is for a project/programme which uses high quality coaching, officiating and/or volunteering as a means of enabling more people to benefit from the power of sport.

 

SportMaker 2019 Winners

Here are the category winners from last year.

Category Winner Sport
Children’s Coach of the Year Jonathan Reid  Cycling
Community Coach of the Year Joanne McElkerney  Netball
Disability Coach of the Year Michael McShane  Football
Young Coach of the Year Emma McCay  Athletics
Performance Pathway Coach of the Year Becky Cullen  Equestrian
Club Performance Coach of the Year Greg Thompson  Hockey
High Performance Coach of the Year Nelson Lindsay  Swimming
Technical Official of the Year David Marrs  Athletics
Young Technical Official of the Year Erin Guinn  Hockey
Volunteer of the Year Adekanmi Abayomi  Multi-sports
Young Volunteer of the Year Lucy Wallace  Gymnastics
Project of the Year The Red Belt Challenge  Judo

Further Information:

For more information download the SportMaker Guidance and Support Document

Or contact a member of the coaching team on the details below:

Email: davidsmyth@sportni.net     Tel: 028 9038 3214 / 077 9127 5181

Email:   louisemcquade@sportni.net Tel: 0289038 3813 / 078 7048 4478

The SportMaker Awards 2020 is a project funded by Department for Communities.