MEA Sports Awards 2023
Mid and East Antrim Sports Awards 2023 will be held on Thursday 16 March 2023 at Galgorm Hotel!
You can now put forward your local top sporting heroes and rising stars as nominations open for the 2023 Mid and East Antrim Sports Awards.
You can submit your entries online here until noon on 23 January 2023.
Please download the Sports Awards Nomination Guidelines 2023 for further information on the selection criteria and award categories.
The categories are:
Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Awarded to a junior athlete who has achieved outstanding results in respect of their performances within their sport. The athlete must be under 18 on 31 December 2022.
School Sporting Performance
Awarded to an athlete or a team who has achieved outstanding performance results for their school.
Sportsperson/Team with a Disability
Awarded to an athlete or team with a disability who has achieved outstanding sporting success within their sport.
Manager/Coach of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has led an individual/ team to significant achievement through an outstanding coaching performance at various levels of sport. The manager/coach of the year award is open to paid and unpaid coaches. All coaches must have recognised and valid coaching qualifications and these must be included in the application form.
Awarded to a club or group who have demonstrated excellence in the management and development of a club/sport aside from their results in competition. This award considers the work the club/group has done in recruitment and retention, health/fitness initiatives, inclusivity and improvements in coaching/volunteering.
Team of the Year
Awarded to a team who has achieved outstanding results in respect of its performances within its sport. The team must be from the Mid and East Antrim Borough area. Nominations must be from an individual team within a club. We cannot accept nominations for the club as a whole.
Services to Sport
Awarded to an individual who over a number of years has displayed an outstanding contribution as a volunteer in the support, administration, promotion and/or delivery of services to the sport. The individual must not be a current performer.
Sportsperson of the Year
Awarded to an athlete who has achieved outstanding results in respect to their performances within their sport. The athlete must be 18 or over on 31 December 2022.
Sporting Hall of Fame
Awarded to an individual, living or deceased, who has gained prominence and has made a substantial
contribution to sport on behalf of themselves and the Borough throughout the years.
Detailed information should be provided about the nominee’s sporting performance and/or outstanding sporting achievements. This timescale excludes the Services to Sport and Sporting Hall of Fame categories.
Nominations will only be accepted for individuals and teams who reside in the Borough of Mid and East Antrim and from sports which are recognised by Sport Northern Ireland.
If nominees are nominated for several awards, a separate nomination form is required for each category entered. All nominations must address all relevant selection criteria.
Only information contained within the nomination forms will be used for assessment.