The Get Berkshire Active Awards celebrate sport and physical activity achievements in Berkshire over the last year. The awards go not only to people who have excelled in sporting achievement over the previous year, but more importantly to people who have made sport possible for others.
This could include coaches, volunteers, employers, teachers/schools or any other organisation that makes sport and physical activity accessible and enjoyable.
The 9th Get Berkshire Active Awards
Watch this space for the latest updates on the 9th GBA Awards.
Instead of the traditional 12 different award categories this year it will be just one award category – 'The Berkshire physical activity lockdown hero'.
We are delighted to receive more than 70 nominations for the 9th GBA Awards this year. The judging panel took place on 5th of January and recognised 29 organisations and individuals whose contribution truly made a difference during the pandemic. These were based on your nomination applications – thanks for the time taken to do this!
The ongoing pandemic has changed the usual format of the GBA Awards this year. Instead of the Gala Dinner with around 300 guests including VIPs, this year we will celebrate and recognise these fantastic contributions across our online platforms including our GBA website, social media platforms and via BBC Radio Berkshire (TBC) during February 2021.
Support your nominees and the Berkshire Lockdown Physical Activity Heroes to help us recognise their contribution to a more active and healthy Berkshire in this challenging time. Watch the #9thGBAAwards during February 2021 on our social media channels:
The 8th GBA Awards ceremony took place on the 28th February 2020 to celebrate Berkshire's achievements during the year 2019.
What people say about the GBA Awards
Cllr Paul Lion, the Mayor of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
"It was wonderful to hear of the fantastic achievements and to know there are indeed many people in Berkshire keeping active. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for making us so welcome".
Cllr Debs Edwards, the Mayor of Reading
"I was delighted to be part of the event and meet the Award' winners. Their achievements are inspirational.
It was great to have an opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues who attended."
Doug Cook , Lifetime Achievement Award winner, 2018
"The whole evening was full of memories and nostalgia. I met and talked with a large variety of people at the event; people who I taught and played with, and worked with.
Thank you for this opportunity to re-connect with all these like-minded worthwhile individuals."
Emily Waddell, CLIC Sargent
The difference that you are making to children, young people and their families is incredible. To put this into perspective, your £546 raised will pay for a family to stay 20 nights at a CLIC Sargent Home from Home, providing free accommodation close to where their child is receiving cancer treatment."
Alison Morrow, Places Leisure, Sponsor
"We had a fabulous time, it was a pleasure sponsoring the Awards and being part of such a fantastic evening. Massive well done to you and the team."