Believe Sports Awards 2017

Wigan Success at Greater Manchester Sports Awards 2017

On Friday 17th November 10 boroughs came together for the Annual GM Sports Awards at The Point, Old Trafford. Hosted by Greatersport.

Winners from the Wigan Believe Sports Awards go on to represent the Borough in 8 categories. We are delighted to announce that out of the 8 categories Wigan won a staggering 4 awards! 

Winners included:

Danni Williams from Orrell, aged 12, Karate - Sports Achiever of the Year

Danny Dawoud from Hindley – Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year

Rick Atkinson, Wigan Wasps/Wigan BEST – Coach of the Year

Mike Hack, Astley and Tyldesley Cycling Club – Unsung Hero

Winners from both award evenings will be congratulated at the Mayors Parlour in January 2018 in recognition for their contribution to sport in the Borough.

Watch this space for 2018 awards and how to nominate!

The Winners for 2017 are....

Coach of the Year
sponsored by

Rick Atkinson  Wigan Wasps Swimming Club


 Club of the Year

Leigh Genesis FC


Sports Achiever of the Year
sponsored by Agilisys

Danni Williams Musuko Karate Academy


Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
sponsored by realbuzz Wigan

Daniel Dawoud  West Coast Wheelers


Volunteer of the Year
sponsored by Wigan Athletics Community Trust

Pete Prescott Leigh Amateur Boxing Club


The Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award
sponsored by Big Wave Media

Mike Hack  Astley & Tyldsley Cycling Club


Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
sponsored by Technogym

Steven Johnson Leigh Leisure Centre


Team of the Year
sponsored by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Wigan St Patricks ARLFC U14s Magpies


The Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport Award
sponsored by Alliance Leisure

Garrett Hall Primary School


Sports Apprentice of the Year
sponsored by The Trophy Room

Jack Brooker  Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our ‘Believe Sports Awards’ would not be possible without the backing of our sponsors!

We have an amazing sponsorship package available for business and organisations who would like to support the event.

Promote your business, reach new customers and contribute to making a difference to the local community.

For more information download our sponsorship packages information or contact Katie Shone at or call 01942 488495

About Believe Sports Awards

The event rewards and recognises the work of voluntary sector coaches, clubs and volunteers, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes. This year the ceremony will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday 6 October.

Category winners (except Team of the Year and Sports Apprentice of the Year) go forward to represent Wigan Borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards.


Nominees at 2017 Believe Sports Awards