We celebrate the achievements of people with cerebral palsy in sport as well as those who support them at our annual awards. Irwin Mitchell are the headline sponsor for our awards evening on 11th December 2021 and we will also be marking the 20th anniversary of CP Sport at this event. It will be held on Zoom at 7pm and we want everyone to dress up for the occasion!

The Finalists

Categories 1 to 5 were open for public nominations and the three finalists were selected by the awards panel. Finalists in categories 6-10 were selected by the awards panel. The panel then voted on the winner for each category.

Sporting Achievement of the Year

The Sporting Achievement of the Year Award recognises the outstanding commitment individuals make to participating in their sport. It honours their hard work in training, competition and their achievements over the last 12 months.

Ruby Bishop (Wheelchair Tennis)

David Smith (Boccia) 

Millie Boo Smith (Horse Riding)

Volunteer of the Year

The Sports Volunteer Award is judged on the commitment a volunteer shows to their role, one that goes the extra mile and excels in their volunteering.

Ellie Barton (Frame Running) 

Ruby Bishop (Tennis)

Eoin McNamee (Frame Football)

Coach of the Year

The Coach of the Year Award recognises the outstanding commitment to developing and mentoring the young people in their care and demonstrates a passion for improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy through sport.

Joe McKechnie (Inclusive Sports)

Paul Rudkin (Athletics)

Lee Willmott (Disability Football)

Sports Club of the Year

The Sports Club of the Year Award recognises clubs that have a commitment to inclusion, opportunities for all and seeking to lead the way in coach, player and volunteer development.

Bingham Penguins Swimming Club

Summertown Stars Football Club

Weir Archer Academy

Christine Cruice Award for Overcoming Adversity

This award is for someone who has encountered and overcome personal challenges (outside of having cp) but has been involved in CP Sport and, despite their challenges, have continued to be involved in training and competitions, developed personally and improved their performance in their chosen sport at any level.

Beth Moulam (Boccia)

Daniel Onyett (Multi-sports)

Zoe Squirrel (Horse Riding)

The Andrew Stubbs Trophy presented by Mrs Gibson and Mrs Stubbs

The Andrew Stubbs trophy is awarded to a swimmer who has shown real commitment to developing themselves. Someone who not only tries hard when in the pool but also leads by example when on poolside and around other swimmers.

Ellie Bamber (Inclusive Swimming sessions)

Catriona Chung (Swimming and awareness)

Tully Kearney (Paralympic Swimming)

The Colin Rains Trophy for Endeavour

The Colin Rains Trophy is presented to an athlete who has continually strived to be their best, have shown endeavour, commitment and dedication throughout 2021.

Matthew Humphreys (Marathon Frame Run)

Rosie Porter (Athletics and virtual events)

Jac Sheehan (Athletics and sportsmanship)

Fundraiser of the Year

This award recognises the support, efforts and sheer determination to raise funds for CP Sport to enable us to continue to support people with cp to enjoy being physically active.

Matt Carswell (London Marathon)

Ben Ibrahim (London Marathon)

Luke Moloney (Great North Run)

Partner of the Year

The Partner of the Year award recognises organisations that work in partnership with CP Sport to ultimately support people with cerebral palsy and associated impairments to enjoy being physically active.

 Irwin Mitchell  (Virtual events)

JMW (Fundraising events)

University of Nottingham (Internships)

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises the commitment, hard work and dedication an individual has contributed to CP Sport over a period of time that has made a significant difference to the charity. The Award will be announced on the night.

We hope you can come along and join this fantastic celebratory event. Registration is free and anyone who signs up by 26th November will receive a free goodie bag in the post. Register here: https://cpsport.org/events/?category=Social%20Events