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Leeds Sports Awards 2020 - Nominations now open!

Pictured Above: Back row: Andy Henderson – Athletics Head Coach (Leeds Beckett), Gordon Benson – British Triathlete Peter Smith – Chair of Sport Leeds, Dan Hardy – Head of Rugby (Leeds City College), Ryan Grant – Head of Marketing (Leeds City College). Front Row:, Gary Hetherington – Chief Executive, Leeds Rhinos, Sally Nickson – Vice Chair of Sport Leeds, Andrew Cooper – Chief Executive (LeedsBID), Andy Dawson – Commercial Director, YCCC, Councillor Mohammed Rafique – Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles, Leeds City Council, Dr Andi Drake – Race Walking & Athletics Coach (Leeds Beckett)

Play your part and vote for your Leeds sporting favourites. Leeds’ sporting community came together at the newly redeveloped Emerald Headingley Stadium to launch the Leeds Sports Awards 2020.

The 17th annual Leeds Sports Awards will once again return to the first direct arena on Thursday 27th February to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the city and its sporting talent during 2019. Another record attendance is expected in what will be the fourth consecutive year the event has been held at the iconic Leeds venue.

The Leeds Sports Awards is one of the highlights of Leeds’ sporting calendar. From exceptional individual performances, to the spectacular scenes witnessed at the Emerald Headingley Stadium during the Cricket World Cup, 2019 has certainly put Leeds on the sporting map.

The awards celebrate the sporting achievements and contributions across the city, including grassroots, professional clubs and athletes, right through to coaches, administrators and volunteers. We look forward to welcoming a range of individuals from all levels of sport, including a number of those who will be looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics next year.

Sport Leeds are excited to announce that the awards will be supported by many key sponsors including LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), Leeds City College and Leeds City Council.

Nominations and voting are now open, with tickets going on sale soon. YCF Ambassadors, Joe Root and Katie Levick have been nominated as senior achievers. You can vote for them by Clicking onto Leeds Sports Awards here

Peter Smith, Chair of Sport Leeds said: “In 2019 Leeds has played host to some top world class events with the Cricket World Cup, the Ashes and the Cycling World Road Racing Championships being just some of the highlights for the city. The achievements of Leeds’ athletes on a national and international level also continues to raise the profile of Leeds as a sporting city. The Leeds Sports Awards will take a look back at the many successes throughout 2019, which is sure to make for an unmissable event.”

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