2021 Sports Awards

The 2021 Wokingham Borough Council Sports Awards will be held on Friday 26 November at Bulmershe Leisure Centre.

Nominations are now being sought for individuals, schools, teams and clubs, for the period from September 2019,  in the following categories:

Under 14 Girl     Under 18 Girl     Senior Woman

Under 14 Boy     Under 18 Boy     Senior Man

Team Award – Female     Team Award – Male

Senior School

Primary School

Service to Sport in the Community (Club and Individual)

Coach of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Unsung Hero

Service to Disabled Sport

Excellence in Sport

Courage Award

Spirit of Sport

The nomination form is here. Nominations should be sent to sport@wokingham.gov.uk or to the postal address on the form by the closing date of Monday 18 October

Leisure Strategy 2021-25

The Wokingham Borough Council Sport & Leisure team are currently hosting some Leisure strategy consultations regarding the Sport & Leisure offer and facilities for the next 5 years. We are collecting feedback from our residents through the following survey link, the full strategy is available through the same link, and a summary version is below. If you would like to have your say and contribute towards please click the link, it will take just a few minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. If you would be able to share the survey that would be great.


Return to Sport

There’s currently a lot of information to consider with the return to play across the sport and physical activity sector.

Sport England have created a guidance hub to collate advice, insight and guidance making it easier for you to find the latest information as we move through the steps of the Government’s roadmap


Berkshire Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby Team

Rugby in Berkshire soon available to even more people than ever.

Berkshire Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby team hold regular sessions on Thursdays (6.30 – 8pm) and Saturdays (11am – 12.30pm) at Reading RFC starting on Saturday 26th September and is open to anyone aged 18 or over to join in.

See also https://www.facebook.com/BrigandsRugby/videos/659372728312132

What is mixed ability rugby?

It is regular full contact rugby… for rugby’s sake. If you happen to have some form of disability or barrier but want to play regular rugby, then you are more than welcome. The same goes if you have no disability or barrier.  It is not a disability team.  Players are not classified by physical, intellectual or mental abilities and the game is played using all the usual laws of rugby.

For further background see the press release

For further details please email brigandsrugby@gmail.com


Reading RFC, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG4,6ST

0118 969 6592

Get Berkshire Active – Team Berkshire Advisory Board

Be part of the Team Berkshire Advisory Board

Get Berkshire Active are working on a brand new Berkshire Workforce Programme – Team Berkshire. Team Berkshire is all about offering the support, expertise and services which may normally be beyond reach. Members will have access to a network of expert knowledge, guidance and assistance in delivering quality sessions, gaining funding and an array of discounted services.We are seeking organisations or individuals with a passion for developing opportunities for local coaches, volunteers and deliverers to join the Team Berkshire Advisory Board.To express your interest in being a part of Team Berkshire’s development, please email us: matt.davies@getberkshireactive.org

Sports Awards 2020

We have been monitoring the ever-changing government guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the current social distancing and gathering guidelines and the limited sport being played over the last few months, we have regrettably decided to cancel this year’s Sports Awards. We are pleased that a lot of sport has been able to resume in some form over the last few weeks, and hope that things return to some form of normality soon.

We look forward to announcing plans for the 2021 Sports Awards, and to receiving your nominations. In the meantime if there are any achievements which you feel should be recognised, any forthcoming sporting events you would like publicised or any issues you would like raised, please get in touch.

2019 Sports Awards

Sports Awards 2019

Congratulations to all the 2019 Sports Awards winners

Under 14 Girls (Ivor Baker Awards Cup) Sonia Runcianu

Under 14 Boys (Martin & Co Cup)           Jia Qing David Ng

Under 18 Girls (Squires Garden Centre Cup)       Libby Burgess

Under 18 Boys (Trademark Windows Cup)     Sammy Ball

Senior Woman (BT2000 Cup)                         Karen Burles

Senior Man (Wokingham BC)                  Josh Zeller

Best Senior School (Places Leisure Shield)          The Forest School

Service to Sport in the Community – Club (Wokingham News)  Woodley United FC

Service to Sport in the Community – Individual (The Get Reading Cup)  Shashank Garg

Coach of the Year (Sand Martins Golf Club Shield)  George Austin

Volunteer of the Year (Wokingham Town Council)  Denis & Shirley Jones

Unsung Hero (Chris Evans Trophy)   Bill Rodda

Service to Disabled Sport (BT2000 Cup)  Thames Valley Kings

Excellence in Sport (Woodley Town Council Cup)  Archie Carter

Courage Award (President’s Cup)   RJ Draper

Spirit of Sport (Earley Town Council Cup)  Reddam Gymnastics

Male Team Award (Reading Rugby Club)  Reddam Gymnastics Senior Men

Female Team Award (South Berkshire Hockey Club Cup)  Wokingham District Primary Schools Girls Football team

Chairman’s Award (WBSC Chairman’s Cup)  Craig Hunter

The following Primary Schools were also presented with their School Games Mark trophies at the ceremony

Platinum award

Nine Mile Ride

Shinfield St Mary’s


Gold award


All Saints


Robert Piggott

Also recognised were

Loddon School (Silver award)

Evendons, St Paul’s & The Coombes (Bronze award)

Feel Inspired Golf Academy

The Feel Inspired Golf Academy is an initiative designed to bring golf to children and young people with special educational needs, intellectual or physical difficulties. The emphasis is on golf as a lifetime sport for everyone with participation, enjoyment and achievement more important than ‘winning’.

Coaching takes place in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment and the focus is on developing each participant’s individual golf skills whilst simultaneously promoting and practicing life skills such as co-operation, honesty, sportsmanship and perseverance, in a relaxed, supportive environment. There is strong emphasis on positive reinforcement coaching strategies and an award system for all participants to promote enjoyment and positive engagement.

Sessions are held on Saturdays from 12 – 1 pm at Sand Martins Golf Club.

For more information see the attached or contact the Programme Manager, Alan Leason, at alan.leason@btopenworld.com or 07774 805644


Sporting Memories

After much anticipation, Sporting Memories, is coming to Wokingham borough.

Sporting Memories supports older people living in England and Wales with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By sharing memories of sporting moments and tapping into a passion for sport, the sessions help people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise remain hidden away.

Using images of sport and memorabilia, older people are assisted to stay connected to their friends and communities, cognitively stimulated and physically active. The project, led by Wokingham Borough Council Sports & Leisure team, help people over the age of 50 age well and remain as healthy as possible.

The sessions will take place at Berkshire County Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning starting Wednesday 1st May 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

The sessions are open to people 50+ and many of the members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of the members may live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, some they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson’s, but all have one thing in common, a love for sport!

For more information see https://www.wokinghamboroughsportscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BCSSC-Flyer-Wednesday.pdf