Nominations for The Dundee Sports Awards are now open

Nominations for The Dundee Sports Awards are now open

Leisure & Culture Dundee has announced that nominations for the 22/23 Dundee Sports Awards are now open.  

The Gym Rental Company will sponsor the awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Apex Hotel. The awards will pay tribute to the success of the city’s top sports clubs, athletes and schools on the same evening. They will celebrate the work going on to provide sporting opportunities to more people in schools and communities across Dundee.  

There are 12 Award Categories for 2022/23, each with its nomination criteria.  

  • Student Volunteer of the Year 
  • Young Volunteer of the Year 
  • School Volunteer of the Year 
  • Club Volunteer of the Year 
  • Jenny Wood Allen Memorial Trophy 
  • Lifetime Commitment Award 
  • School of the Year 
  • Club of the Year 
  • Young Sports Person of the Year 
  • Sports Person of the Year 
  • Social Impact Award 
  • Changing Lives Award

The Social Impact and Changing Lives Awards are new for this year. The Social Impact award will be presented to an individual who has used the power of sport to impact lives positively. This individual will have significantly contributed to initiatives that use sport to achieve increased participation and broader social outcomes. 

The Changing Lives award will be presented to a school, club or organisation that has intentionally used sport to change lives in the last year. This organisation will have shown they understand the needs of pupils and the community and responded appropriately by delivering activities and interventions to support the needs of individuals and positively impact their lives. 

Judy Dobbie, Managing Director of Leisure & Culture Dundee, said,  

"The Dundee Sports Awards are an important part of the events calendar in Dundee, and we look forward to enjoying a fantastic evening celebrating sports from across the city. This year we have focused extra attention on our communities and volunteers, highlighting the significant positive impact sport can have on social outcomes such as attainment, anti-social behaviour, poverty, and employability." 

"The Dundee Sports awards recognise success at every level, from those just beginning their journey in sport to those competing on the national and international stage as performance athletes. If you know someone who has done something special this year, please put them forward for a Dundee Sports Award." 

Andy McLaughlan from Gym Rental Company said 

 “The Gym Rental Company are delighted to support this years Dundee Sports Awards. Our company has supported Leisure and Culture Dundee for many years in the supply and maintenance of gym facilities across the city. We are honoured to support an event that recognises the efforts of volunteers and athletes alike in making Dundee a fitter and healthier city.” 

Only commitment contributed between April 2022 and March 2023 will be considered. Everyone can submit nominations via

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