London Sport Awards shortlist announced

THE FINAL shortlists for the 2021 London Sport Awards, sponsored by the City of London Corporation, have been announced, with a range of volunteers from the community, grassroots sports teams, health and fitness clubs, elite sports organizations and companies nominated in ten award categories .

After 18 challenging months, this year’s event celebrates the unsung heroes of grassroots physical activity and sport in the fields of technology, health and wellbeing and volunteering, as well as the eminent figures who went out of their way to keep Londoners alive during Covid-19 – Moving pandemic.

Among the city’s professional teams, the London Pulse Netball Club, the Charlton Athletic Community Trust and the 2019 award winners, the Saracens Sports Foundation, are all nominated for the Elite Sport in the Community Award for their contribution to popular sport. In the meantime, the Harlequins Foundation has been nominated for the Health and Wellbeing Award alongside Open Age and Social Action for Health.

Of those shortlisted for the Business Contribution Award, Southwark-based fitness group Decathlon launched free social media classes in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and reached thousands of people while Tideway in London planned payments moved forward and lifted the restrictions for partner London Youth Rowing (LYR) to help the group meet operating costs during the pandemic.

Among those returning to the awards for the second time, Nahimul Islam was nominated by Tower Hamlets in the Volunteer of the Year category. Nahimul was nominated for Inspirational Young Person of the Year last year, won by Vanessa Nsilu, who joined this year’s 12-person panel of industry experts.

Meanwhile, one of the finalists of the Children and Young People Award 2020, Movement Works, based in Lewisham, is in the running again this year – this time for The Uniting London Award. You will compete against the Rathbone Amateur Boxing Club, based in Westminster, as well as against the London & South East Regional Netball Association and the Metropolitan Police, which represents Croydon.

London Sports ChAir Jillian Moore, the sat as chair of the London Sport Awards jury, said: “For another year, physical activity and sport have brought people and businesses together in our capital, and many groups and individuals have continued to make positive contributions to their communities.

“With so much incredible work going on in the capital, there were no easy decisions for the awards jury in choosing the awards – I congratulate and thank everyone who made it onto the shortlist for their superhuman efforts last 18 months.

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“The efforts of our nominees have helped make a world of difference through the power of exercise and physical activity. I would like to congratulate you all on your outstanding contribution to your communities and wish you the best of luck with this year’s ceremony. “

William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London, said: “Sport is an important part of bringing communities together and there has never been a more important time for us to unite as so many people have done in the past 18 months to have.” .

“Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for this year’s award ceremony. Your contribution to our great city is greatly appreciated and we hope that you will continue your excellent work in the years to come. “

The winners of all ten categories will be announced on Monday the 6th, subject to Covid-19 guidelines. The awards are sponsored for the second year in a row by the City of London Corporation and bring together people and organizations from all parts of the London sports community.

Full Shortlists – London Sport Awards 2021, sponsored by the City of London Corporation

The Young Londoners Award

  • Charlton Athletic Community Trust (Greenwich)
  • Power Mobile Gym (PMG) (Greenwich)
  • London Youth Games (Multi-Borough, Southwark office)

The Enhancing the Workforce Award in collaboration with Chipotle

  • The ACE Program Charity (Lambeth)
  • Street Games (Lambeth)
  • Tigers Junior Football (Havering)

The technology and digital award

  • Street Tag Limited (Barking and Dagenham)
  • Merton Mencap (Merton)
  • Bexley Mencap (Bexley)

The Community Impact Award, in collaboration with GameDay

  • Social Organization for Unity and Leisure (Tower Hamlets)
  • Core Arts (Hackney)
  • Carney’s Community (Wandsworth)

Volunteer of the year,

  • Warren King (Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • Nahimul Islam (Tower Hamlet)
  • Adaeze Iheanacho (Southwark)

The top sport in the community award

  • London Pulse Netball Club (Newham)
  • Saracen Sports Foundation (Barnet)
  • Charlton Athletic Community Trust (Greenwich)

Prize for health and well-being,

  • Harlequins Foundation (Richmond)
  • Open Age (Kensington and Chelsea)
  • Social Action for Health (Hackney)

The Business Contribution Award, in partnership with the City of London Corporation

  • Decathlon (Southwark)
  • Tideway (Multi-Borough, Southwark Office)

The United London Award

  • Rathbone Amateur Boxing Club (Westminster)
  • The London & South East Regional Netball Association and the Metropolitan Police (Croydon)
  • Movement Works (Lewisham)

Inspirational Young Person of the Year

  • Kieran Matthews (Brent)
  • Charlie Hyman (Camden)
  • Elvire Mavusi Matu (Barking and Dagenham)

For more information on the nominees, please visit

London Herald