Sport Awards 2021

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. So please get your thinking caps on for your nominees!

Dates for your Diary

Nominations Open
Thursday 10th December 2020

Nominations Close
Sunday 10th January 2021 – 10pm! 

Awards Event & Party Celebration
Friday 22nd January 2021 – 8pm onwards


Club Spirit Award:

Celebrating Role Models

This Award celebrates role models and recognises individuals who truly embody club spirit. This person should be recognised as a role model for their positive attitude towards participation in sport. It 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.

In Memory of Patrick Nolen
Please follow the link to find out about Patrick Nolen and his contribution to Out For Sport

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.

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.

Club of the Year:

Acknowledging Excellence

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.


Nomination Guidelines can be found here

Judging Criteria can be found here

You will need to make a video to support your nomination. Check here for some top tips for making a video we can use.