WSA Sports Industry Awards 2024 nominees announced!

WSA Sports Industry Awards 2024 nominees announced!

The nominees for the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) Sports Industry Awards 2024 have been announced!

The WSA is thrilled to be able to host the second edition of this fantastic and important event for the sport and leisure sector in Wales, and has been delighted with the quantity and quality of submissions once again.

In total, we had 88 submissions across our eight award categories – an increase in the number of applications from the inaugural WSA Sports Industry Awards of 2023 – demonstrating the event’s importance to the sector.

The below shortlists were selected by an independent panel on Monday 8 April. The WSA would like to thank all of those who submitted applications, and wishes each nominee the best of luck for when we gather to celebrate the successes of WSA members on Thursday 6 June, where Complete Background Screening will once again be our headline sponsors.

The nominees are as follows:

Best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Sponsored by Acorn by Synergie

  • Bellevue FC, nominated by FAW
  • Tennis Wales
  • The Outdoor Partnership

Best Initiative to Promote Women in Sport & Physical Activity

Sponsored by Complete Background Screening

  • Cricket Wales
  • FAW
  • The Outdoor Partnership

Best Innovation Award

Sponsored by Sportscover Europe

  • Commonwealth Games Wales
  • Welsh Cycling
  • Welsh Rugby Union

Best Commitment to the Welsh Language

Sponsored by Floodlighting and Electrical 

  • Actif Sport & Leisure, Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Byw’n Iach
  • The Outdoor Partnership

Best Sustainability Initiative

Sponsored by Sport:80

  • Cymru Football Foundation
  • Dragons Rugby
  • Wales Golf

Best Social Impact Initiative

Sponsored by 2buy2

  • Aura Wales
  • BowlsWales
  • Welsh Rugby Union

Best Collaboration Initiative

Sponsored by Net World Sports

  • Cymru Football Foundation and Cricket Wales
  • Disability Sport Wales
  • Wales Golf

Most Influential Campaign

Sponsored by Hugh James

  • Squash Wales
  • Swim Wales
  • Weightlifting Wales

WSA CEO, Andrew Howard, commented:

“We are delighted and inspired to have received such a fantastic response to hosting the second edition of the WSA Sports Industry Awards.

“We are thrilled to have had such an array of strong submissions, which demonstrates the outstanding work that the sport and leisure sector in Wales is delivering to make Wales a better place by delivering on Welsh Government’s wellbeing goals.

“The judging panel worked long and hard to determine shortlists of just three submissions per award category, and we can’t wait to celebrate the work of all of these organisations and the eventual winners in June.

“The WSA would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who took the time to apply for the Awards. Most might have missed out on shortlists, but the phenomenal work delivered by our membership – often behind the scenes across sport and leisure – has not gone unnoticed, and we look forward to sharing all of these successes with influential stakeholders at Sport Wales and within Welsh Government.

“Pob lwc i bawb!”

You can find all you need to know about this year’s WSA Sports Industry Awards here!

Don’t forget to shout about the event on socials, using #WSASIA2024

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