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Sports Awards


Sports Awards 2018/2019

Thursday 30th May 2019 at 6:30pm
Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane 

Nominations are being sought for this year’s Derry and Strabane 2018/19 Sports Awards to recognise all those who contributed to another memorable year of local sport.


The awards, jointly organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council in conjunction with the District Sports Forum, aim to publicly recognise the individuals, teams and clubs that contributed to sport in the Council area over the last year.

The winners of the 17 categories will be announced at a gala presentation night at the Fir Trees Hotel on Thursday 30th May 2019.

The Forum recognise the importance of underage sport, not only in promoting healthier choices among young people, but also in nurturing the senior sports stars of tomorrow.

This year two new categories have been introduced to reflect the growing importance of active travel throughout the City and District. 


  • Coach of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Children’s Coach of the Year
  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Female Coach of the Year
  • Disability Coach of the Year
  • Sports Star of the Year
  • Young Male Sports Star of the Year
  • Young Female Sports Star of the Year
  • School Team of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Sports Star of the Year with a disability
  • Special Award
  • Hall of Fame
  • Club of the Year
  • Individual Active Travel Award
  • Group Active Travel Award


Sports persons must reside in the Council area and all nominees must be involved in an amateur status sport that is recognised by Sport Northern Ireland and the Irish Sports Council.

* Students with a Derry City and Strabane District Council home address may be considered on merit.

Organisations, local sports clubs, schools, youth clubs and individuals can make nominations.
The nominator, nominee, a team representative and a guest will be invited to the awards ceremony and all nominees will receive a certificate.

The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Forms are available from Council Leisure Centres and Council Offices in Derry and Strabane.

For further information contact Sports Development on 02871 253253

Completed Forms should be returned to:

Sports Development
Derry City & Strabane District Council,
47 Derry Road,

BT82 8DY

​or return your application by email to [email protected]