Do you know a sporting or community hero in Cheshire East?

By Matthew Shannon June 2, 2023

Media Release

Do you know a sporting or community hero in Cheshire East?

Nominees and winners at the Everybody Awards 2022

Nominees and winners at the Everybody Awards 2022

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to share, their Everybody Awards are making a return on Friday 13th October at the exclusive Crewe Hall in Cheshire and nominations are now open.

The Everybody Awards is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes  in a sport, physical activity or health and wellbeing setting in Cheshire East, who deserve to be recognised for all of their hard work and dedication in the community.

Categories include:

  • Sports Personality of the Year

Are you or do you know a sports person who is an inspiring example, someone who pushes themselves to the limit to achieve in their given sport/s?

This category is open to all, who simply love their sport and are achieving amazing things, whether that’s competing at a local, regional, national, or international level.

  • Community Initiative of the Year

Are you or aware of an initiative that is providing opportunities to those in greatest need?  Have you created or developed a sports, physical activity or innovative project, that has impacted positively on a community or persons physical or mental wellbeing?

This could be, but not limited to, a school, sports club, local organisation or community group or an individual.

  • Community Champion of the Year

Do you know someone who is inspiring our communities to become physically active, reduce social isolation or improve overall health and wellbeing? This could be, but not limited to, a teacher, coach, parent, instructor, social prescriber or activator.

Anyone making a difference in their community who deserves to be recognised for their support and dedication.

  • Unsung Hero Award

Do you know someone who has given their time to a local community group, sports club, volunteer organisation to ensure that they can provide their services to as many people as possible? We all know an amazing person who goes above and beyond and deserves to be recognised for the time they give.

This could be, but not limited to, a volunteer, a grounds person, parent and coach who supports local clubs during or outside of sessions. Health champion, a person championing a health cause or a buddy supporting people to access key services.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award

A person or organisation/club that has ensured that people of all abilities and backgrounds have been given the opportunity to access ways to improve their wellbeing through sports or activity initiatives. This could be, but not limited to, a school, sports club, local organisation or community group.

As well as recognising and awarding this year’s Everybody Customer Hero, Lifetime Achievement Award and Chairman’s Award.

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to announce that the fantastic Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympic Athlete and crossbench peer, is returning to host the Awards for 2023. Tanni has had an incredible career, with 16 Paralympic medals to her name, 11 of which are gold and 12 world championship medals.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spoke on her excitement of hosting again,

“I’m so pleased to be returning to the Everybody Awards this October. I was truly inspired by the heroes and commitment to sporting achievement at the 2022 awards and I can’t wait to meet this year’s finalists. The last couple of years we’ve seen incredible community spirit and innovation in times of uncertainty and this year’s awards will be another opportunity to celebrate and take a look back at the successes during the last year.”

Speaking on the 2023 Awards, Everybody’s CEO Thomas Barton commented,

“We are delighted to announce that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is hosting our 2023  Everybody Awards, we cannot wait to welcome her back after she has hosted our  last three award ceremonies! The evening is a great way to celebrate the achievements of our fantastic local community and recognise the hard work that they do every single year. This year we are excited to introduce new award categories and we are looking forward to reading everyone’s inspiring nominations!”

Previous winners include, Olympic swimmer Poppy Maskill for Sports Personality of the Year, England squash Coach Chris Ogden for Coach of the Year, the fantastic Alyson Walker for Customer Hero and many more. The previous Everybody Awards have been an exceptional evening thoroughly enjoyed by all, with amazing success stories and heart-warming experiences.

To find out more information about the Everybody Awards visit: or follow @EverybodyHealthLeisure on Facebook.

Nominations are now open and close on Sunday 9th July 2023.


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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