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Leeds Sports Awards

Leeds Sports Awards

After a spectacular year of sport in 2016, the Leeds Sports Awards returned bigger and better than ever before.

In it's 14th year, the Leeds Sports Awards moved to the iconic first direct arena to celebrate the sporting talent of Leeds. Sporting stars from grass roots levels to Olympic and Paralympic champions were recognised alongside coaches and volunteers who support them. 

Leeds Beckett University was proud to support the awards. We had students, alumni and staff shortlisted for awards along with our University's Hockey Club.Four current Leeds Beckett students also worked alongside staff at the awards on the day of the event to gain experience in the events sector.

Our University's winners and nominees are listed below:

  • Alistair Brownlee MBE (MSc Finance, 2013) - Sportsman Award winner
  • Kadeena Cox MBE (BA (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, 2013) - Sportswoman Disability winner
  • Malcolm Brown MBE (Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science, 2013) - Coach Performance winner / Special Achievement Award winner
  • Jack Maitland (Leeds Beckett University Triathlon Head Coach) - Coach Performance winner
  • Adrian Hinchliffe (BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies, 1994) - Coach Performance runner-up / Special Achievement Award winner
  • Leeds Hockey Club - Student Sport Participation runners-up

For a full list of winners, please visit

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