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Celebrating our Sporting Champions of 2023

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.

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.

The Swansea Sports Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 28 March 2024, at the Brangwyn Hall in association with Freedom Leisure. 

See the full list of winners here!

 Swansea Sports Awards Shortlist 2023

There were 13 awards across the categories:

 

Sponsors of Swansea Sports Awards 2023

Brought to you by-

Swansea Council

in association with Freedom Leisure

The mission of Freedom Leisure is to ‘improve lives through leisure’, actively promoting healthy lifestyles across the Swansea community they serve.

“We are proud to be delivering high quality, affordable and accessible physical activity, mental health and social opportunities in local community facilities.. As a not-for-profit organisation all surpluses are reinvested in support of the objectives we share with our partners. Our objectives and purpose are to:
• provide affordable, accessible leisure and sport opportunities for everyone
• have a positive impact on the local communities in which we operate and inspire people to be more active more often
• deliver on our partners’ objectives on participation, accessibility, inclusiveness, health and social cohesion.
• deliver our service in a way that is customer focussed, professional, quality driven, and safe; and yet is enjoyable, fun, and life enhancing, for all our customers.
• create an environment that makes us good and fun to work for, and that, in turn, helps us recruit and retain the very best staff. We empower them to deliver a service that will exceed our customer’s expectations.
We are delighted to be able to be part of the Swansea Sports Awards for 2023, this event embodies the very things Freedom Leisure strives for and recognises local athletes and the local Swansea community for their contribution and achievements in Sport.


Inspiring Young Person of the Year sponsored by ArvatoConnect

We are ArvatoConnect. We are a customer experience and business optimisation partner, for organisations who are ready to reshape and reinvent how they work and connect with those who matter most. We are shaping a better future for the world too. Empowering our people and communities, building an inclusive and diverse culture, reducing our environmental impact, and creating a resilient supply chain. Our successful long-term partnerships based in the region include Department for Transport, Neath Port Talbot Council and Wales Air Ambulance.
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.


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 viewings of all lots. Visit www.johnpye.co.uk to find out our viewing days and times. View, bid, buy, it’s as easy as Pye.


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.


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 2023.



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 Swansea University’s Bay Campus with state-of-the-art laboratories. We focus on high-quality teaching and world-leading research. Staff conduct pioneering research that is multidisciplinary in nature, focusing on sport and exercise throughout the lifespan. We have strong links with local, national, and international partners, which aids us and our community in continuing our track record of translating ideas into real world impact.


Junior Sportswoman of the Year sponsored by Pure Football Swansea

We live it, we breathe it, we support it… we are passionate about sport at Pure.

Pure Football Swansea is an all-weather sports complex that provides children and adults of all abilities to play their desired sport any time of year. We are passionate about providing an exceptional facility in Swansea to support grassroots sports.

Our 3G pitches are floodlit, caged and open seven days a week. Across our facility we have three 7-a-side pitches, four 5-a-side pitches, an indoor 3G arena, a gym and a cafe/bar area. Pure Football provides a lifestyle. A space for like-minded individuals & groups to live, breathe and play sport.


School Team of the Year sponsored by Gower College Swansea

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

The College offers one of the country’s most extensive sports academy programmes, with over 300 students regularly representing the institution. This programme provides diverse sporting opportunities, including team sports and individual disciplines, allowing students to develop within a supportive environment while pursuing their academic and vocational goals. Gower College Swansea also supports elite athletes through a bursary and mentoring program that includes financial and holistic assistance.


Junior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by Eyst Wales

EYST Wales is a beneficiary-led charity supporting ethnic minority communities in Wales. With a team of 75 staff spread across Wales, we provide a broad range of services centred around five key pillars:

  • Supporting ethnic minority children and young people.
  • Supporting ethnic minority families.
  • Supporting refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants.
  • Supporting ethnic minority community groups.
  • Challenging racism in wider society.

As the Welsh Government-appointed Lead Body for Race since 2017, we deliver the All Wales Black and Minority Ethnic Engagement Programme. Our organisation committed to equality, diversity, social justice, and human rights.  Our achievements, including owning our premises in Swansea & Cardiff, accolades like the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award in 2022, and most importantly, the daily impact we make in people’s lives.


Senior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by The Car Warehouse at FRF Motors

Whether you are looking to buy a used car or part exchange, The Car Warehouse at FRF Motors is just the place for you. We offer free 24 month unlimited mileage warranty and 12-month roadside assistance on all vehicles we sell at our family owned business of 45+ years.


Getting Swansea Active award sponsored by St. Modwen Homes

St. Modwen Homes is an award-winning housebuilder that has over thirty years’ experience in creating beautiful homes that transform communities across England and Wales.

As a responsible housebuilder, St. Modwen Homes uses the latest technology, materials and construction methods to create homes that are not only energy-efficient, but also protect the environment.


Junior Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability sponsored by Stowe Family Law

At Stowe Family Law, we stand as the largest and most esteemed family law firm in the UK. With an extensive network of 79 offices and a team of over 150 dedicated lawyers, we have been specializing in a wide range of family law matters since our inception in 1982.


Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability sponsored by Nathanial Cars

Nathaniel Cars is a Welsh family business, which was first established in 1980 and has helped over 25,000 customers with their motoring needs. Nathaniel Cars is a leading MG dealer, with three locations across South Wales, in Bridgend, Cardiff and Cwmbran, and a fourth showroom planned to open in Swansea in Spring 2024.



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.


2023 Swansea Sports Awards Winners

Date
28 Mar 2024
Venue
Brangwyn Hall