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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Sports and Community Awards

Ribble Valley Sports & Community Awards

Picture of sports awards winner

The Ribble Valley Sports and Community Awards are held every year in order to recognise and reward people who have made a significant impact on sport, art and recreation in the Ribble Valley both through performance as well as through volunteering.

The Ribble Valley Sports Awards feed into the county awards which are held annually through Lancashire Sport - all borough winners go forward to the Lancashire Sports Awards (except for the Community Engagement Award)

In order for the Sports Awards section of the evening to be a success we very much rely on YOU, we require clubs, coaches, players, parents, schoolteachers, friends etc to nominate someone who you feel deserves to be recognised for their efforts in sport. The awards are as follows ;

Community Club of the Year
Sports Coach of the Year
Sports Rising Star (Under 21's)
Adult Sports Volunteer of the Year
Young Sports Volunteer of the Year (16-24 year olds)
Lifetime Sports Achievement Award
Community Engagement Award
(awarded by the Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership)
School of the Year Award

2013 Ribble Valley Sports and Community Awards

How do I nominate?

Nominations now open - closing date 5 July2013


Fill out an online nomination form(s) (form is hosted by the Lancashire Sport website but all online forms are sent through to us) 

Download the nomination form(s) below and e-mail to:


Download the nomination form(s) below and post to:

Peter Fletcher,
Sports Development Officer,
RVBC, Council Offices,
Church Walk,

Download the nomination form(s) below and fax to:

01200 414488 (Mark for the attention of 'Peter Fletcher')

Nomination Forms and Criteria
Clubmark Club of the Year Nomination Form
Coach of the Year Nomination Form
Adult Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form
Young Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form
Rising Star Nomination Form
Lifetime Achievement Nomination Form
Awards Criteria

2012 winners and runners up

The 2012 awards were held on Friday 27 July 2012 at The Grand, Clitheroe

Club of the Year - Ribble Valley Netball Club
Sports Coach of the Year - Dean Sumner (Clitheroe Dolphins)
Sports Rising Star - Kate Atkinson
Adult Sports Volunteer of the Year - Mel Diack
Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - Bethany Tomlinson
Lifetime Achievement Award - Tom Haworth (Longridge CC)
School of the Year - Longridge High School

2012 Lancashire Sports Awards
Congratulations to both Dean Sumner (Clitheroe Dolphins) and Bethany Tomlinson (Ribble Valley Netball Club) on winning their respective awards at the Lancashire Sports Awards on Friday 28 September. Also well done to Longridge High School on being 'Highly Commended' in the School of the Year category.