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Celebrating our Sporting Champions of 2022

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Swansea Sports Awards

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Swansea has a proud tradition of producing great sports people. It takes dedication, determination and hours of hard work to maintain the city of sport we know and love.
Whether it’s the volunteer or the coach who puts in hour after hour behind the scenes, the team which has been the most successful through the year or the sportsperson that has achieved the most in their sport, Swansea is a city full of sporting champions.

We are pleased to be able to celebrate our champions for the first time since 2020.  Our athletes have worked extremely hard this year and we look forward to recognising and honouring their achievements and outstanding contributions to sport through the Swansea Sports Awards in association with Freedom Leisure.

The Swansea Sports Awards ceremony will take place from 7pm on Thursday 30 March 2023, at the Brangwyn Hall in association with Freedom Leisure. Book Swansea Sports Awards tickets. There’s also a 25% discount from group purchases of 10 or more tickets!

At the Swansea Sports Awards there will be 13 awards across the categories:

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Sponsors of Swansea Sports Awards 2022

Brought to you by-

Swansea Council

in association with Freedom Leisure



Inspiring Young Person of the Year sponsored by Arvato CRM Solutions

‘We are Arvato. We design, deliver and differentiate customer service and back office services on behalf of some of the world’s most respected organisations. Our successful, long-term partnerships include Department for Transport, Neath Port Talbot Council, Wales Air Ambulance, two international automotive manufacturers and a global high-street retailer.

Our Swansea site opened in 2013, providing shared services to a range of central government clients. We now employ more than 200 people, have set up an apprenticeship and graduate programme, and support various charity and community initiatives in the local area. Internationally, we are part of the Bertelsmann Group which employs more than 130,000 people, across 50 countries, speaking 35 languages.’

School Team of the Year sponsored by Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea is delighted to sponsor the Schools Team of the Year Award. The College has a strong history of producing exceptional sports stars including Leigh Halfpenny, Jazz Carlin, Justin Tipuric, Nicky Smith, and Danny Williams with many past and present students representing their country at their chosen sports while studying at the college.

It provides one of the broadest ranges of sports academies in the country and has over 300 students representing the College on a regular basis. The Sports Academy programme includes a variety of sporting opportunities including both team sports and individual disciplines. Students get the opportunity to develop within a supportive environment whilst continuing their academic and vocational pathway. The College has a bursary and mentoring programme for elite athletes consisting of financial and holistic elements.

Performance Coach of the Year sponsored by Wales National Pool Swansea

As a community and high performance facility, Wales National Pool Swansea is commited ot supporting sport, from grass roots to elite level. We collaborate with many governing bodies, clubs and partner organisations to develop aquatics in our region. We are proud of our partnership with Swansea Council and are delighted to be supporting the Swansea Sports Awards once again and celebrating the sporting achievements of 2022.

Volunteer of the year sponsored by John Pye Auctions

John Pye Auctions is the UK’s largest retail auction house. Selling thousands of lots each week, from furniture, clothing, electronics, whitegoods and more. Our Port Talbot site offers viewing of all lots every Monday 8am – 12pm. Visit www.johnpye.co.uk to find out more. View, bid, buy, it’s as easy as Pye.

Sportsperson of the year with a disability sponsored by First Cymru

First Cymru is honoured to sponsor the Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year award. We’re proud to be an inclusive organisation that embraces individuality and accepts differences. Our near-700 staff work 363 days a year to connect the towns, villages, and cities across South and West Wales.

Junior Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability sponsored by Evolve Physiotherapy

Lee Watkins, owner of Evolve Physiotherapy in Swansea, is Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist with 15+yrs experience in professional rugby (London Irish & Bristol Bears), football (Swansea City), private practice physiotherapy, the military and the NHS/private hospitals.  He has gained this experience working in the UK, Germany, Australia and Dubai.

Community Coach of the Year sponsored by Sport Wales

We want to see a healthier and more active nation. We want every young person to have a great start in life so that they can go on to enjoy a lifetime of sport. We are also committed to providing our most promising athletes with the support they need to compete successfully on the world stage.

Get Swansea Active Award sponsored by Eyst Wales

Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team (EYST Wales) is an award-winning and beneficiary-led charity set up in 2005, EYST is the leading ethnic minority organisation with a staff team of 70 staff based right across Wales.  EYST services and activities focused around 5 key pillars of work:  Supporting 1-ethnic minority children and young people, 2-ethnic minority families, 3-refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, and 4-ethnic minority community groups, 5-Challenging Racism in Wider Society

Junior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by Peter Lynn and Partners

Peter Lynn & Partners Solicitors cover all areas of law, so whether you need legal advice for yourself, a loved one or if it involves a business matter, contact them to arrange a free initial meeting on 01792 450010, info@plandp.co.uk or at www.peterlynnandpartners.co.uk. Preventing Legal Problems.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year sponsored by Edenstone Group
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The award-winning Parc Ceirw Garden Village development in Morriston offers a wide choice of  family homes and bungalows from its housing brands Edenstone Homes and Bluebell Homes.  The blossoming new community will feature a host of exclusive facilities including a community hub to enable residents to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by McDonald’s

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McDonald’s are once again proud to be a sponsor of the Swansea Sports Awards recognising our outstanding sports people and their achievements. Congratulations to all those who have been nominated.

Junior Sportsman of the Year sponsored by Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Swansea University/Yr Adran Gwyddor Chwaraeon ac Ymarfer Corff, Prifysgol Abertawe
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Sport and Exercise Sciences is based on the bay campus with state-of-the-art laboratories.  We focus on high-quality teaching (ranked 13th in the UK) and world-leading research. Staff conduct cutting-edge research that is multidisciplinary in nature focusing on sport throughout the lifespan. We have strong links with local, national, and international partners.

Senior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David / Prifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David provide a range of courses related to Sport, Health and Outdoor Education. This exciting portfolio of courses provides a blend of practical and theoretical experiences for students in areas such as Sport & Exercise Therapy and Science, Physical Education, Coaching, Nutrition, Outdoor and Adventure.


30 Mar 2023
Brangwyn Hall
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