AGM 2016 ()

2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards Ceremony & AGM

  • Date: 11 July 2017
  • Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
  • Booking: Book Now

Why you need to be there

The 2017 AGM will start at 11:15am with registration opening from 10:30am on 11 July 2017. The awards ceremony will begin shortly after the end of the AGM where the winners of the 2017 Community Sport and Recreation awards, Emeritus awards and Arthur Bell Trophy winner will be announced.

The 2017 AGM will start at 11:15am with registration opening from 10:30am on 11 July 2017.

Our President, HRH The Earl of Wessex, will be Chairing the meeting and our Chair, Andrew Moss will be delivering a report on our activities and successes from the year ended 31 March 2017. We will then present the 2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards, the Emeritus Awards and the Arthur Bell Trophy.

There will be refreshments available from 10:30am before the AGM commences and a buffet lunch will be served after the Awards Ceremony. The dress code for the AGM is business attire.

If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please contact our Company Secretary, Kate Lawrenson, on 020 7976 3941 or

Members’ Only Meeting

The first meeting to take place on the day is the members’ only meeting with Alliance Chair, Andrew Moss. 

This meeting will begin at 9:30am, you are welcome to arrive from 9:15am where there will be tea and coffee available. 

This one hour meeting is a great chance for members to ask questions to the Alliance Chair, other representatives of the Board and Chief Executive on our various activities over the past year. There will be the opportunity to ask questions from the floor, or if you would like to write a question in advance, please send this to Emma Boggis, Chief Executive (

Please note that this meeting is for members of the Alliance only.

Please note that there is no agenda or supporting papers for the Members’ meeting .

Entries for our 2017 Community Sport and Recreation Awards are now closed. Thank you to all the clubs, organisations and initiatives who submitted an entry. It's been great to see all the amazing work that has been showcased in the last year.

Winners will be announced at our Awards ceremony, where the President of the Sport and Recreation Alliance HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG GCVO will present each winner with their award and £1,000.


Professional Community Programme of the Year Award - sponsored by The Professional Footballers' Association

The Professional Community Programme of the Year Award will be awarded to an inspirational club or group that, through their activities or exciting community project, has increased participation in sport and recreation. This award-winning project might have targeted specific groups that are less likely to participate in physical activity and engaged with them in such a way that has helped make a difference to the lives of its local community. 

Added Social Value Award - sponsored by Substance

The Added Social Value Award will be awarded to a club, organisation or group that has really worked to unite a community and help deliver extra skills or abilities to those who become involved, and possibly even deal with antisocial issues in the area through the medium of sport or physical activity.

Volunteering Award - sponsored by Join In

The Volunteering Award will go to a club that has an amazing volunteering programme that can be seen by other clubs and organisations as a role model for them to adapt. The winner will have made volunteering accessible and have encouraged people from all backgrounds to get involved, making sure that the volunteers felt highly valued for their contributions. 

Mental Health Award - sponsored by Hiscox

The Mental Health Award will be awarded to a club or organisation that has used the power of sport and recreation to promote well-being, with a special focus on encouraging physical activity and social interaction for the contribution to good mental health.

Innovation Project Award

The Innovative Project Award will be presented to a club that has created a new initiative, campaign or programme that has driven both participation and frequency to underrepresented groups to sport or physical activity. 

2016 Winners

Click here to find out more about the 2016 Community Sport and Recreation winners.

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The Professional Footballers' Association - Professional Community Programme of the Year Award

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union.

The aims of the PFA are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.

We have also been successful in initiating a unique Community Programme and anti-racism campaigns as well as working with the Football League, the Premier League, the Football Association and the Football Foundation on charity and community initiatives.

Substance - Added Social Value Award 

Substance is a research and technology consultancy specialist in working with the sport; sport for development and outdoor recreation sectors. The Substance core team is made up of highly-experienced social researchers, technologists and programme managers. They share an ambition to help organisations that do good think smarter and have a greater impact.

Their work is designed to help organisations:

  • Evaluate projects and programmes, using insights to improve delivery and the outcomes achieved.
  • Understand which participants are most likely to benefit from their services.
  • Develop strategies to engage with new target markets.
  • Measure success against organisational and programme aims and objectives.
  • Make the case for future investment.

Join In - Volunteering Award

Join In is part of the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Through their campaigns and on-the-ground network, Join In promotes brilliant opportunities for people to volunteer in their local communities and at flagship sporting events. Their aim is to increase the amount of volunteers in community sport and help more people to get active.

Hiscox - Mental Health Award

This award is sponsored by Hiscox. Hiscox is an international specialist insurance and reinsurance company with offices in 14 countries, over 1,600 staff and customers around the world. In the UK, Hiscox use their underwriting expertise gained over the last 100 years to provide not-for-profit organisations, businesses and high net worth clients with insurance that is tailored to suit their individual and often complex insurance needs.

Hiscox is working with Perkins Slade to provide specialist insurance to UK sporting associations and clubs, from grassroots to nationwide organisations.

Location and Venue

  • Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
  • Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London.