Want to attend a glitzy bash alongside the city’s sporting heroes? You can do just that at this year’s Leeds Sports Awards.
2022 was an incredible year for sport in Leeds, with the city hosting major events and local athletes picking up a host of top-level honours. The Leeds Sports Awards celebrates all this and more, shining a light on top talent and unsung heroes. The best bit? You can be a part of it. Grab a ticket and you’ll soon be mingling with stars at one of Leeds’ most anticipated sporting events.
Celebrate Leeds’ top sporting talent
Once a small invite-only event, the Leeds Sports Awards is a celebration of all things sport, recognising the achievements of athletes, coaches, teams and individuals from across the city. This year’s 20th anniversary event takes place at the Royal Armouries’ New Dock Hall, hosted by ex-Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan MBE and BBC sports journalist Tanya Arnold.
With 16 awards across three categories, as well as the esteemed Sporting Pride of Leeds Award, it’s set to be an awe-inspiring evening. There have been a record level of nominations this year, with 51 finalists shortlisted for awards. From World Champion triathletes to gold-grabbing Olympians, it’s a line-up packed with sporting stars, as well as those all-important unsung heroes.
Rub shoulders with your favourite athletes
Finalists include mountain bike star Tom Pidcock MBE, up for Sportsman of the Year. Meanwhile, track athlete Keely Hodgkinson is competing for Sportswoman of the Year, fresh off the back of breaking the 600m world indoor record. Plus, wheelchair basketball player Fin Tonner is up for Disability Sportsman, with wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft OBE in the women’s category.
This year, a new award, the Inclusivity Champion, has been introduced to shine a light on those leading the way for diversity. The evening will culminate with the announcement of the Sporting Pride of Leeds Award, with the winner revealed on the night. Previous recipients of this special honour include Josh Warrington, Kevin Sinfield OBE and last year’s winner Rob Burrow MBE.
Enjoy an evening of great entertainment
Grab a ticket to this prestigious event and you’ll enjoy a packed evening of celebration and merriment. It all kicks off with a pre-event reception where you can grab a drink and schmooze with top sporting talent. After plenty of socialising it’s time to head into the main room, where you’ll be served a delicious three-course meal to dig into while the action unfolds.
There are three ticket types on offer – the standard ticket includes entry to the pre-event reception and meal for £57. Upgrade to Premier for exclusive access to the Premier Drinks reception with a welcome tipple, followed by a fantastic view to watch the action unfold. Got future sporting heroes in tow? Under 18s tickets offer all the perks of standard for £42.
The Leeds Sports Awards takes place from 5:30pm on Friday 17th March 2023 at New Dock Hall, Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LT.