Oxfordshire Cricket is pleased to launch this year’s 2021 Grassroots Cricket Awards, which seeks to reward and recognise volunteers across Oxfordshire who has made a difference to their club or community group. This year we will look to reward and recognise volunteers through expanding events such as the Finals Day and Pathway Awards at Wormsley, to see it now include the 2021 Grassroot Cricket Awards. There will also be further events that will look to reward and recognise volunteers.
There are eight award categories that will allow us to recognise and reward those in Oxfordshire that have made an outstanding contribution to cricket this year, be it a young volunteer who has gone over and above or a club that has excelled in opening up the game to a brand new audience this summer.
The categories are as follows:
- Connecting Communities – A Club or community organisation that has gone above and beyond the call of cricket to support communities/groups coming back to the game we love.
- Inspired to play – An Individual or group within your club or community organisation going above and beyond to open the game up to new audiences.
- Rising Star Award – Young volunteer making a difference – 11 – 16-year-olds
- Game changer – Young volunteer 17 – 25-year-olds making a difference in the game.
- Unsung hero – Those heroes who impact our game and help us make cricket happen. This could be ground staff, coaches, officials, umpires, or other volunteers.
- Growing the game – A league volunteer, committee member, or administrator going above and beyond to support clubs and help increase the number of games played.
- Lifetime achiever – That one individual who has given many years of service to your club or community group you could not do without.
- Cricket innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your club or community group.
How Can You Nominate Someone?
You can nominate someone by clicking here to complete an online form to nominate someone. All nominations received before the 16th of August will be considered, with the county winners being put forward for the national awards.