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Sponsors of Swansea Sports Awards 2019

We could not celebrate the achievements and contributions of Swansea's sports people and volunteers without the support of our sponsors:

Freedom Leisure

The Swansea Sports Awards, which has been organised by Swansea Council's Sport and Health team for the last 18 years, is now delivered in association with Freedom LeisureOpens new window, the not-for-profit partner of the Council chosen to operate six community sport and leisure centres and the LC for the foreseeable future.

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Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Swansea UniversityOpens new window

Facilitating Health & Fitness to not only Swansea University but the Swansea community, Sport Swansea is thrilled to again be sponsoring Sportsperson of the Year. Located on Sketty Lane, our main facilities includes a gym, fitness studios, outdoor pitches and running track, racquet sport courts and shares a site with the Wales National Pool Swansea. Our fitness memberships allows to you add variety to your routine with over 50 fitness classes that include the new LesMills Virtual or you can upgrade a basic membership to premium which includes free use of the WNPS.

EYST New BME Sport

Junior Sportswoman of the Year sponsored by Eyst BME SportsOpens new window

EYST Wales is an award-winning charitable organisation set up in 2005 by and for ethnic minority people in Wales. It aims to support BME people achieve their full potential and has a range of projects across Wales. In Swansea it leads the BME Sports Cymru project which is a national project to support BME individuals and organisations get into sport, and has worked closely with Swansea Sports Development Team and other stakeholders to achieve this.

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Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year sponsored by Sancta MariaOpens new window

HMT Sancta Maria Hospital is a not-for-profit private hospital based in Swansea. The hospital offers a wide range of treatments from orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cosmetics and more. This is a landmark year for Sancta Maria as it will open a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital in SA1 in the Autumn. The new hospital will enhance the patient experience with new diagnostic equipment, including an MRI scanner, purpose built consulting and ward rooms and on-site parking.

The hospital is proud to support the Swansea Sports Awards which will celebrate local achievements throughout 2019.  As an organisation that promotes healthy lifestyles and supports sports professionals and enthusiasts to avoid and overcome injuries, we were keen to be involved in the event. Good luck to all of the finalists.

Wales National Pool Swansea

Performance Coach of the Year sponsored by Wales National Pool SwanseaOpens new window

As a community and high performance facility, Wales National Pool Swansea is committed to supporting sport, from grass roots to elite level. We collaborate with many governing bodies, clubs and partner organisations to develop aquatics in our region. We are proud of our partnership with Swansea Council and are delighted to be supporting the Swansea Sports Awards once again and celebrating the sporting achievements of 2019.

Sport Wales

Community Coach of the Year sponsored by Sport WalesOpens new window

We are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. Sport Wales is the main adviser to Welsh Government on sport and supports the delivery of its strategic priorities through the Vision for Sport in Wales and the Sport Wales Strategy. We also distribute National Lottery grants to enable sport in Wales to thrive, investing in grassroots sport through our community grant schemes. And we are committed to providing our most promising sportsmen and women with the support required to compete successfully on the highest stage possible.


Inspiring Young Person of the Year sponsored by Arvato BertelsmannOpens new window

We are Arvato. We design, deliver and differentiate customer service and back office services on behalf of some of the world's most respected organisations. Our successful, long-term partnerships include Department for Transport, Chesterfield Borough Council, Neath Port Talbot Council, three international automotive manufacturers and a global high street retailer.

Our Swansea site opened in 2013, providing shared services to a range of central government clients. We now employ more than 200 people, have set up an apprenticeship programme and support various charity and community initiatives in the local area. Internationally, we are part of the Arvato and Majorel business process outsourcing network which employs more than 66,000 people, across 40 countries, speaking 35 languages to thousands of customers - every day.

Towergate Insurance

Senior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by TowergateOpens new window

Towergate Insurance Brokers is one of the UK's leading independent insurance brokers and risk management advisors. We work alongside colleagues in our Health & Protection division, who offer expert advice on healthcare, protection and employee benefits. We have 1800 people in more than 50 local offices, of which four are located in Wales - Cardiff, Swansea, Ammanford and Haverfordwest. We truly hold a UK wide presence. Within our teams of specialists we have built a solid reputation for understanding many business sectors and industries. In the sport sector, we can provide insurance solutions for a wide variety of sports including equine, martial arts, motor sports, bowling, skydiving, rowing, obstacle course and endurance racing, as well as navigating the everyday and emerging risks faced in today's increasingly complex world. We also look after the insurance needs of private individuals and families seeking tailored personal cover. We believe everyone deserves the right insurance for their needs, which is why we aim to provide you with the best advice, at the right time, to manage your risk and prevent losses from occurring in the first place, but to recover faster, should the unexpected happen with over 100 dedicated claims professionals, we have local experts to help you. Our absolute dedication to our client service proposition and the consistent thread of quality that runs throughout our business is something we think you'll notice right away.

Peter Lynne & Partners

Junior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by Peter Lynn and PartnersOpens new window

Peter Lynn and Partners were formed in 1999 to offer specialist legal advice and are now one of the largest law firms in South Wales with offices throughout Swansea and Cardiff.

They are a dynamic firm of specialist solicitors obtaining fantastic results for our clients in areas such as Company & Commercial Law, HR & Employment Law, Divorce & Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills, Probate and Estate, Administration, Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Power of Attorney & Trusts, Shareholder Agreements & Sport Law.

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School Team of the Year sponsored by Gower College SwanseaOpens new window

Gower College Swansea is delighted to sponsor the Schools Team of the Year award. The College has a strong history of producing exceptional sports stars including Leigh Halfpenny, Jazz Carlin, Justin Tipuric, Nicky Smith and Danny Williams with many past and present students representing their country at their chosen sports while studying at the College.

It provides one of the broadest ranges of sports academies in the country and has over 300 students representing the College on a regular basis. The Sports Academy programme includes a variety of sporting opportunities including both teams sports and individual disciplines. Students get the opportunity to develop within a supportive environment whilst continuing their academic and vocational pathway. The College has a bursary and mentoring programme for elite athletes consisting of financial and holistic elements.

EYST New BME Sport

Junior Sportsman of the Year sponsored by Eyst BME SportsOpens new window

EYST Wales is an award-winning charitable organisation set up in 2005 by and for ethnic minority people in Wales. It aims to support BME people achieve their full potential and has a range of projects across Wales. In Swansea it leads the BME Sports Cymru project which is a national project to support BME individuals and organisations get into sport, and has worked closely with Swansea Sports Development Team and other stakeholders to achieve this.

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Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Park LivesOpens new window

The ParkLives initiative is led directly by Swansea Council's Sport and Health team. It was initially established from commitment by Coca-Cola Great Britain to invest in community-based projects.

ParkLives offers fun activities in parks, encouraging people to make new friends and enjoy the green spaces in their local community.  From yoga and Nordic walking to mountain boarding and circuits, there's a wide variety of ParkLives sessions to suit everyone, regardless of age or ability. The timetabled activities are usually one hour long and led by supportive and friendly trained session leaders, and volunteers from the local communities.

As a programme we highly value the contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of community sport and physical activity, therefore ParkLives is excited to sponsor the Volunteer of the Year Award. This year we will continue to work with volunteers to ensure that there are more opportunities available, to encourage more people to be more active in parks and open spaces across Swansea.

University Wales Trinity St David

Getting Swansea Active award sponsored by University of Wales Trinity St DavidOpens new window

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David aims to transform education in Wales and by doing so transform the lives of the individuals and communities who are connected to us.

The Institute of Management and Health has a number of exciting, progressive, vocational programmes available at the UWTSD Swansea Campus in areas of Sport, Health, Event and Stadium Management. In addition there are also a range of sport based courses on our Carmarthen Campus from Outdoor Education to Sports Therapy. Sport is a thriving industry from elite performers to National Governing Bodies (NGB's) administrators. Plus the recent growth of the sports events market from triathlons to obstacles races and the enhancements in the low cost gym sector gives more opportunities for employment and future career development. Additionally, the new campus development in the SA1 area of Swansea has seen the creation of the Institute of Education which delivers high quality professional led teacher education courses. All our programmes are linked closely to industry providers where many programmes have a compulsory placement module which enables students to gain real life and credible work experience prior to graduation.

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