The Local Sport Alliances (LSAs) across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland are running their local Sports Awards again this year. Each LSA will hold an event to showcase and celebrate the achievements of local clubs and individuals in their areas, and also to highlight the great developments in sport, physical activity and health at a local level.

LSAs are made up of individuals that represent all levels of sport and physical activity at a local level. They are a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity. They are made up of representatives from local authorities, schools, sports clubs, sports centres, volunteer networks and wider community groups.

There is a variety of categories across the Awards and once again winners from certain categories from the LSA Sports Awards will feed into the Leicester Mercury Awards nominations process. The categories that will align will be:

  • Sportsman of the Year
  • Sportswoman of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Manager/Coach of the Year
  • Under 19/School Team of the Year
  • Young Sportsman of the Year
  • Young Sportswomen of the Year
  • Junior Sportsman of the Year
  • Junior Sportswomen of the Year
  • Active 4 Life Award
  • Community Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominate an individual or team/club that deserves recognition in your area


The awards are designed to recognise individuals and sports clubs that make an outstanding contribution to sport in the Blaby District. The Awards take place on 17th Thursday November 2016.

Blaby District Council Sport & Physical Activity Development Team

Address The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote, Leicester, LE9 3BN

Telephone 0116 2727703



Twitter @BlabyLSA


Instagram: SportBlaby


Charnwood is very fortunate to be blessed with a strong sporting history and community. The Charnwood Sports Awards celebrate the sporting success of individuals and teams throughout the Borough. The Awards take place on Monday 5th December 2016.

Charnwood Borough Council Active Charnwood Team

Address Council Offices, Southfields Road. Loughborough, LE11 2TT
Telephone 01509 634673
Twitter @CharnwoodBC


The Harborough Mail Sports Awards wants to give a public a pat on the back to the stars of the grassroots sporting scene in the Harborough and Lutterworth area. The Awards take place on 3rd November 2016.

Harborough District Council Active Harborough District Team

Address: Harborough District Council, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 7AG
Telephone 01858 828282
Twitter @SportInHarb

Hinckley & Bosworth

The awards scheme, run by the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Sports and Health Alliance, honours not only the achievements of individuals and teams but also the contribution made by the volunteers who help to run many of the clubs. The Awards take place on 17th Thursday November 2016.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport & Health Alliance Team

Address Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 0FR
Telephone 01455 255908

Leicester City

The Leicester City Sports Awards 2015 – who will get your vote following another memorable year of sporting success for Leicester sports men and women. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 16 November 2015. The Awards date is 8th December 2016. Venue TBA

Leicester City Council Sports Regeneration Team

Address New Parks Leisure Centre, St Oswald Road, New Parks, Leicester, LE3 6RJ
Telephone 0116 454 0590
Twitter @leicestersport


These awards will take place on the 30th November 2016. Further details TBA

Melton Borough Council Melton Sport & Health Alliance

Address Parkside, Burton Street, Station Approach, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1GH
Telephone 01664 502502
Twitter @SportMelton

North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance are hosting a celebration of sport and volunteering. The Awards take place on 17th Thursday November 2016 at Hermitage Leisure Centre

North West Leicestershire District Council Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance Team

Address Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville, Leics, LE67 3FJ
Telephone 01530 454606
Twitter @NWLLSA

Oadby & Wigston

Active Oadby and Wigston is delighted to host the Oadby and Wigston 2015 Awards evening. The awards are a great way to acknowledge the achievements of local people in sport and physical activity over the last 12 months. The Awards take place on Tuesday 23rd November 2016 at Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby.

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Active Oadby & Wigston Team

Address Brocks Hill Country Park, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ
Telephone 0116 2572672
Twitter @ActiveOadbyWigs


On this special occasion, Rutland’s outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers, sports clubs, participants and projects within Rutland are recognised for their hard work, commitment and achievements over the past year. There are 14 awards presented recognising young people, adults and sports clubs that make an outstanding contribution to sport in Rutland. The Active Rutland Community Sports Awards 2016 take place on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre

Rutland County Council – Active Rutland Team

Address Active Rutland Hub, Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Rutland, LE15 7TU
Telephone 01572 720936
Twitter @ActiveRutland