CSSC Awards

Every year we recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of our members and volunteers with the CSSC Awards. 


Those who demonstrate particular strength and service to CSSC and their fellow members are nominated by their peers and chosen by the CSSC leadership team to join the shortlist in each award category. Winners of each category are treated to an awards ceremony where they are presented with awards, plaques, certificates or trophies in recognition of their service. 

Find out more about the CSSC 2023 nominees and finalists.

Nominations for the 2023 CSSC Awards are now closed

Nominations will be announced on CSSC Founders’ Day, 4 November 2023, with the awards ceremony taking place on Friday 1 March 2024

Newcomer of the Year Award  

To recognise the achievements of new volunteers, we are introducing a brand-new award for 2023. 
If you know of a new volunteer who matches the following criteria, please nominate them before 29 September. 

  • A member who has started volunteering with CSSC since January 2023.
  • In any kind of volunteer role with any of our affiliated bodies, sports bodies or workplace associations.
  • Has influenced and supported change within the organisation with enthusiasm.
  • Someone who has made a difference to how members and volunteers engage with CSSC. 
  • Has made a significant impact with their group in any of the following:
    • Managed or arranged an activity or event increasing members or participation
    • Influenced others positively increasing engagement with members/potential members.
    • Demonstrated the CSSC values of Passionate, Supportive, Progressive, Social
    • Embraced the CSSC ethos of "Supporting Life's True Champions"
    • Ignited or inspired others to be involved

Award Criteria

The Merit Award

Introduced by former CSSC Chairman, Sir Richard Hayward CBE, in 1978 to recognise CSSC volunteers who have shown highly meritorious service over a sustained period of time and made a significant impact in one or more areas.  

The Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is presented to an association, club or individual volunteer that has introduced a new project or initiative which has had a substantial and positive impact on either CSSC or our members. 

The Lord Turnbull Award (Volunteer of the Year)

Former CSSC Chairman Lord Turnbull KCB CVO donated and first presented the award in 2007. The award recognises the CSSC volunteer who has made the most outstanding contribution to CSSC in a single year. 

The Sportsperson Award

The Sportsperson Award was introduced in 2015 to recognise a member who has made a significant impact on CSSC activity and sport, either as a player or a volunteer in one particular year, or over a number of years. 

The Hayward Trophy

Every year since 1992, the Hayward Trophy has been awarded to the national sports association or national sports organiser that has achieved the most for its activity and membership in that year. 

The Wellbeing Award

For members, volunteers, volunteer groups, affiliated bodies, and workplace associations who have promoted, developed or introduced a wellbeing initiative, benefiting and adding value to CSSC membership. 

The 2022 CSSC Awards

The winners of the 2022 CSSC awards were announced on Friday 24 February at Grocers’ Hall in London. Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope you enjoyed the day. 

Congratulations also to award winners of previous year’s whom we were unable to celebrate due to the pandemic.  

Congratulations to our recipients of the Russell Scott Award.

Russell Scott Award Winner 2022: West Yorkshire Area Association

Commiserations to the other areas who were highly commended and in contention for this award, who have been recognised as:

  • Suffolk & North Essex (SNE)
  • Derby, Notts & Lincoln
  • North Wales

We have several winners to announce for the Merit Award, as these were delayed in being released during previous years due to the pandemic.

A massive congratulations to all of our Merit Award winners, as follows.

Merit Award Winners 2022:

Deana Bell, Charlie Hedgcock, Neil Vick, Paul Bebb, Gareth Edwards, Alan Brown, Rod Pepperell

We have several winners to announce for the Merit Award, as these were delayed in being released during previous years due to the pandemic.

A massive congratulations to all of our Merit Award winners, as follows.

Merit Award Winners 2022:

  • Deana Bell
  • Charlie Hedgcock
  • Neil Vick
  • Paul Bebb
  • Gareth Edwards
  • Alan Brown
  • Rod Pepperell

Congratulations to our recipient of the Innovation Award.

Innovation Award Winner 2022: Clive Arnold

A huge congratulations to the winner of the Sports Person of the Year Award.

Sports Person of the Year Award Winner 2022: Joe Appiah

A huge congratulations to the winner of the Sports Person of the Year Award.

Sports Person of the Year Award Winner 2022: Joe Appiah

Congratulations to our recipients of the Hayward Trophy (SRB) for winning the award this year.

Hayward Trophy Winner 2022: Mike Cox & Hilary Grey

A big congratulations to this years winners of the Wellbeing Award.

Wellbeing Award Winners 2022: Donna Swarbrick & Maria Kerr, Land Registry

We have several winners to announce for the Merit Award, as these were delayed in being released during previous years due to the pandemic.

A massive congratulations to all of our Merit Award winners, as follows.

Merit Award Winners 2022:

  • Deana Bell
  • Charlie Hedgcock
  • Neil Vick
  • Paul Bebb
  • Gareth Edwards
  • Alan Brown
  • Rod Pepperell