Coventry Sports Network

The search is underway to recognise sporting excellence across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sports Awards are designed to celebrate those who have made a tremendous contribution to sport in professional and amateur fields.

The 2015 awards ceremony will be the 11th staging of the annual event and will take place at the Ricoh Arena on Thursday, November 12.

A total of 16 award titles will be handed out on the night to recognise the achievements of teams and individuals as well as volunteers and upcoming stars of the future.

Titles up for grabs include Newcomer of the Year, PE Teacher of the Year, Young Sports Volunteer of the Year, Junior Team of the Year, Unsung Hero Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event is organised by Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport) with support from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Wasps, the Ricoh Arena, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, the University of Warwick and EnV.

Leading sporting figures, local dignitaries and previous award winners including Wasps’ ambassador Paul Sackey, Cllr Abdul Khan, of Coventry City Council, Guy Rippon and Kim Dougherty, from Sky Blues in the Community, Richard Seedhouse, of Coundon Court FC, and Emma Sudula of CSW Sport, gathered at the Ricoh Arena to launch the nomination process.

Emma Sadula, of CSW Sport, said:

The CSW Sports Awards ceremony is one of the most exciting occasions in the local sporting calendar.

It is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate sporting accomplishments and the rising stars of the future as well as recognising the successes of volunteers and unsung heroes who make a sizable contribution to sport.

We have already crowned countless worthy winners over the last 11 years including our unsung hero of 2013 Sandra Price who was recently awarded an MBE for her services to netball in Coventry.

We are now eager to reward the next wave of sporting prowess and would like to encourage members of the public to nominate teams and individuals they think would be worthy winners.

Cllr Abdul Khan, cabinet member for culture, leisure, sports and parks at Coventry City Council, said:

Bringing the CSW Sports awards back to Coventry at the Ricoh Arena is fantastic as we know that the event is a great way to celebrate the City’s sporting talent, clubs, events and community projects.

It is important to recognise the achievements of those involved in making sport happen as sport relies on lots of volunteers. Coventry is proud to host the event and I encourage all involved in sport within the city and further afield to nominate people for the awards.

For a full list of categories and details of how to nominate please visit