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Sponsors of Swansea Sports Awards 2018

We could not celebrate the achievements and contributions of Swansea's sportspeople 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 17 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.

"We are proud to be delivering high quality, locally-focussed services and are committed to their ongoing development.  As a not-for-profit organisation all surpluses are reinvested in support of the objectives we share with our partners. Our objectives and purpose are to:

  • provide affordable, accessible leisure and sport opportunities for everyone.
  • have a positive impact on the local communities in which we operate and inspire people to be more active more often.
  • deliver on our partners' objectives on participation, accessibility, inclusiveness, health and social cohesion.
  • deliver our service in a way that is customer focussed, professional, quality driven, and safe; and yet is enjoyable, fun, and life enhancing, for all our customers.
  • create an environment that makes us good and fun to work for, and that, in turn, helps us recruit and retain the very best staff. We empower them to deliver a service that will exceed our customer's expectations.

We are delighted to be able to be part of the Swansea Sports Awards for 2018, this event embodies the very things Freedom Leisure strives for and recognises local athletes and the local Swansea community for their contribution and achievements in Sport."


Sport Swansea 2019

Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Swansea UniversityOpens new window

Sport Swansea is the sporting arm of Swansea University with the main public facilities located on Sketty Lane at the Sports Village. These include outdoor pitches, outdoor running tacking, gym, racquet courts, pool and over 25 fitness classes per week.  Our memberships enable you to have variety in your workout under the watchful eye of our excellent staff. Our courts, pitches and sports halls are open for bookings for a weekend tournament or team practice sessions.


Eyst 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.


Sport Wales

Community Coach of the Year sponsored by Sport WalesOpens new window

Sport Wales is the recognised authority on sport, established by Royal Charter, with the aim of fostering the delivery of sport and physical recreation for the public in Wales. As custodians of public funding, and a National Lottery distributor, Sport Wales is the national investor for sport to ensure that the millions of pounds invested annually deliver the aspirations to get every child hooked on sport for life and develop a nation of champions.


Arvato

Volunteer of the Year sponsored by ArvatoOpens new window

We are Arvato. We design, deliver and differentiate customer service on behalf of some of the world's most respected brands. Our successful, long-term partnerships include Slough Borough Council, Department for Transport, Chesterfield Borough Council, Microsoft and BMW.

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 a leading global business process outsourcing provider employing more than 66,000 people, across 40 countries, speaking 35 languages to thousands of customers - every day.


Gower College New 2018

Inspiring Young Person of the Year sponsored by Gower College SwanseaOpens new window

Gower College Swansea is delighted to sponsor the Inspiring Young Person of the Year award. The College has a strong history of producing exceptional sports stars, including Leigh Halfpenny, Jazz Carlin, Justin Tipuric and Nicky Smith, 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 400 students representing the College on a regular basis. The 2017-18 season was particularly memorable for our football programme, winning the Welsh Schools and Welsh Colleges cup double and the ILS team defending their national title. This success ensures Gower College Swansea has more representatives for the Wales team that will compete at the British finals than any other college in Wales - an indication of the outstanding opportunity and experience the College consistently provides for learners.


Towergate Insurance

Senior Club or Team of the Year sponsored by Towergate Insurance BrokersOpens 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.

With over 1,850 people in more than 60 local offices, we truly hold a UK wide presence. With over 100 dedicated claims professionals in 30 locations, we have local experts to help you recover.  Our teams of specialists have built a solid reputation for understanding many business sectors and industries, and 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. And we'd like to be of service to you.


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.


Wales National Pool Swansea

School Team 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 in 2018.


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 School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education has a number of exciting, progressive, vocational programmes available at the UWTSD Swansea campus in areas of Sport 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 which gives more opportunities for employment and future career development.

Recent developments have seen the emergence of the Watersports sector with its thriving global opportunities which has resulted in the development of a BA in Watersports Management. 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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