Welcome to the Out For Sport Awards 2021. After the stunning success of our 2019 21st Birthday Awards, kindly sponsored by the Mayor of London and held at the Greater London Assembly, we thought it might cheer us all up to run a small but perfectly formed virtual OFS Awards event to add some sparkle back into all our lives.
The 2021 Sport Awards will look back over 2020 at the challenges and difficulties the year of the pandemic has brought.
Dust off your glad rags and get ready for the
Awards Ceremony and Party with DJ Ritu and dancer Sneha Mistri
Register for the zoom event here
Friday 22nd January 8pm
Party drink suggestion and Programme Notes for the night
Most Innovative Lockdown Initiative:
Recognising Creative & Inclusive Project Work
This Award recognises special initiatives, projects or campaigns that clubs have invested in over the past 12 months to create an inclusive environment in which their current or future members can flourish. These stories will represent best practice and inspire other clubs to follow in their footsteps.
Charlton Invicta FC- Football
LYC – Badminton
Soho FC – Football
South London Stags RFC – Rugby
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement:
The Ivan Bussens Award
The Award recognises individuals who have pushed boundaries and gone above and beyond to create environments in which LGBT+ sport can thrive. This award can recognise individuals who are no longer members of Out For Sport clubs if the club membership feels it is appropriate to recognise their contribution, as well as those members who may have sadly passed away.
This Award is in memory of Ivan Bussens, who furthered the cause of LGBT+ sport by setting up Out For Sport and representing our community internationally. He had vision, was charming and inspirational and led with style. Follow the link to find out more.
Stephen Adshead – Out to Swim – Aquatics
Eden Hannan – Kings Cross Steelers – Rugby
Alexander Jan – OutPlay Squash
Club of the Year:
This Award gives special recognition to clubs who have been successful in supporting their members to achieve their best. To stand out in this category we want to hear how clubs are improving their performance as athletes, administrators and advocates and what benefit this is bringing to their membership, volunteers and supporters, as well as the wider community.
Camden Shorinji Kempo- Martial Arts
Goal Diggers FC- Football
Kings Cross Steelers RFC – Rugby
LYC – Badminton
South London Stags RFC- Rugby
Club Spirit Awards:
Celebrating Role Models
This Award celebrates role models and recognises individuals who truly embody club spirit. This year we will be awarding two winners who should be recognised as role models for their positive attitude towards participation in sport. This award also recognises their efforts and behaviours in supporting fellow club members to achieve their best, as well as their welcoming attitude and active inclusion of new members. We would like to see nominations represent a wide range of diversity, including gender identity.
In Memory of Patrick Nolen
Please follow the link to find out about Patrick Nolen and his contribution to Out For Sport
Two winners in this category
Faye Easton – South London Stags RFC – Rugby
Ofelia Khan – Camden Shorinji Kempo – Martial Arts
Steph Ramsay – Out to Swim – Aquatics
Ella Slade – London Royals – Hockey
Information about the Judges can be found here
Nomination Guidelines can be found here
Judging Criteria can be found here