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The 8th Get Berkshire Active Awards

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 8th GBA Awards ceremony will take place on the 28th February 2020 to celebrate Berkshire's achievements for the year 2019 with the nomination process opening in September 2019.

How you can get involved

- Nominate a person, a team or a club for the 8th GBA Awards

See the categories and criteria (opening soon)

- Sponsor the event

See the Sponsor brochure

- Donate a prize for the charity raffle

Get in touch via info@getberkshireactive.org to donate your prize

- Join as a guest

Annual GBA Awards are the evening not to miss. See what people are saying about it below.

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."

The 8th Get Berkshire Awards Sponsors

We are delighted to have so many great sponsors already on board for 2019 years' Awards:

If you are interested in sponsoring an Award take a look at our Sponsor Brochure and see what our sponsors had to say about the last year's event

The 8th GBA Awards Categories and Criteria

The 8th GBA Awards nomination process open in September 2019.

The 8th GBA Awards Categories and Criteria to be published soon.

The 7th Get Berkshire Active Awards

The annual Get Berkshire Active Awards ceremony took place on the 15th February at the Hilton Reading to celebrate sporting excellence across the county as well as applauding the unseen work that goes on behind the scenes to make sport and physical activity happen.

Paralympic swimmer and Paracanoeist Jeanette Chippington MBE joined the event as the Guest of Honour. Her inspirational speech and fantastic video highlighting the UK's achievements at the Rio Paralympics got huge applause from the 300 guests attending the Awards ceremony this year.

Guest of Honour of the 7th GBA Awards

Paralympic swimmer and Paracanoeist Jeanette Chippington MBE, has been announced as the Guest of Honour for this year's Get Berkshire Active Awards. Local athlete Jeanette will lead the celebration of Berkshire's physical activity and sports awards' winners on Friday February 15, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Reading.

Jeanette represented Great Britain as a swimmer at five consecutive Summer Paralympics winning a total of 12 medals, including 2 Gold. She also set world records in the 100m freestyle S6 class and the 4 x 50m women's freestyle relay. The Athens' Paralympics 2004 was Jeanette's last Games as a swimmer, as she then made a remarkable sporting comeback in 2013 as a Paracanoeist winning medals at the 2016 Summer Paralympics and ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships between 2012 and 2017. Jeanette was made a MBE in the 2017 Honour's List for services to Canoeing.

Commenting on Jeanette's attendance this year, Get Berkshire Active's CEO, Brett Nicholls, said: "We are particularly delighted to have Jeanette join us as our Guest of Honour this year, as she won the prestigious GBA Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2016."

A raffle on the night raised more than £1,000 with proceeds split equally and donated to CLIC Sargent (Children's Cancer Charity) and the Stroke Association.

Find official pictures of the 7th GBA Awards event here.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Get Berkshire Active Awards 2018 please contact brett.nicholls@getberkshireactive.org or call 01628 473031.

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