Glasgow's Sport Awards Partners

Glasgow's Sport Awards - Category Partnerships

Celebrating sport, physical activity, and wellbeing in the city.

The event, hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, highlights the impact of physical activity and sport within communities in Glasgow whilst recognising the fantastic achievements of people and organisations this year.

Glasgow Life is delighted to announce new partners for Glasgow’s Sport Awards who continue to be pivotal to the city’s story and the impact made by physical activity and sport.

The shortlisted nominees for the following categories will be announced on Tuesday 7th November.

Glasgow's Sport Award Categories and Partners

  • in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. As a pan-disability organisation with charitable status, SDS is recognised by sportscotland as the lead agency in disability sport in Scotland. A member organisation of the British Paralympic Association, SDS works closely with Scottish Local Authorities and Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport.

As the national agency for sport in Scotland, sportscotland is focused on realising the vision of an active Scotland in which everyone benefits from sport and from finding ways to be physically active every day, both at home and at work. The organisation aims to help people meet fewer barriers to being included in sport, and to encourage them to be involved in ways that suit them so they can experience the benefits, either individually or through their communities.

SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity, operates an extensive range of support services which – together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, and physical activity and sport – aim to influence positive social change in our communities. People experiencing mental health problems can face barriers that prevent them from participating in physical activity – including low energy and confidence, and lack of support and motivation. SAMH helps them to overcome these and benefit from being active.

In addition to promoting and supporting volunteering, Volunteer Glasgow has a successful track record in providing community development, befriending/mentoring, training, community care, and advisory services to the public and to a range of specific client groups across the city. In Glasgow, tens of thousands of people give their time, without remuneration, to run sports activities, support those who are vulnerable, provide programmes for children and young people, run community groups, raise funds for charity, protect and enhance the environment, develop other people’s skills, provide mutual support, health and social care services, and campaign for change.

Go Radio is Glasgow’s newest commercial digital radio station – made in Glasgow for the people of Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Go Radio is home to Crofty and Grado at breakfast, Gina McKie in the afternoons and the Go Radio Football Show featuring Paul Cooney, Barry Ferguson, Mark Guidi and John Hartson. In addition, the Hunter and Haughey Business Show on Sunday mornings is hugely popular with the business community and listeners in general.

LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion in sport for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. Committed to breaking down structural, social and personal barriers that prevent LGBTI people from accessing, participating and excelling in sport – and believing sport and its benefits should be for everyone – LEAP Sports Scotland is dedicated to making Scotland a proud leader in the ongoing campaign to recognise and celebrate diversity in sport.

Local government authority Glasgow City Council, which covers 23 city wards, controls matters of local administrations such as housing, planning, local transport, parks, and local economic development and regeneration. The council is ceremonially headed by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, who convenes meetings of the council. Elected in May 2022, the current Lord Provost is Jacqueline McLaren, who also acts as Lord Lieutenant of the city.  

The Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport Team, established by education services, realises that school sport is essential to support young people to reach their full potential.


Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now jointly planning and delivering all of Glasgow’s community health and social care services – for children, adults and older people, including homelessness and criminal justice services. This is being done as the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, which is directed by the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board. Glasgow’s vision for community health and social care services is: ‘Communities will be empowered to support people to flourish and live healthier, more fulfilled lives, by having access to the right support, in the right place and at the right time.’

In addition to the above awards, the winners of the following categories will be announced at the Glasgow’s Sport Awards gala ceremony on 27 November at the Emirates Arena’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome:

  • Glasgow Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Glasgow Sportsperson of the Year Award
  • Glasgow Lord Provost Award