Annual Awards

Save the Date: The CPSA Annual Awards will take place on Saturday 1 February 2020 at The Belfry Hotel & Resort

The Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals, clubs, and other organisations that help to promote and develop clay shooting in England.

Musto is the headline sponsor for the 2020 Annual Awards.

The wine for the evening is being provided by Romero Sport and Leisure.

To reserve dinner tickets, please click here or call Phoebe on 01483 485400.

The CPSA Annual Awards Categories 2020

There are eight different awards which will be presented on the night, each focusing on a different aspect of the sport to acknowledge outstanding achievement in that field:

Disabled Shooter of the Year
This award recognises the success of a disabled shooter over the course of the last year. Previous years' winners include Andy Womble, Sam Nunn, Adrian Last and Alec Sperling. Last year's winner was Sam Nunn.
Club/Ground of the Year
This category rewards a club or ground that has made a significant contribution to the shooting experience of CPSA members. Previously, Cambridge Gun Club, Southdown Gun Club, Orston Shooting Ground,  Northall Clay Pigeon Club and West Midlands Shooting Ground have won this award. Last year's winner was Grimsthorpe Shooting Ground. 
Recognition Award - New for 2020
This award is designed to have its topic changed year on year, to allow for different categories of nominations not already in place to be represented at the Awards.This year the award will be dedicated as the Course Setter Recognition Award, recognising the hard work by an individual to create a memorable shoot in recent years. This could reflect the challenge of setting a major CPSA championship, or a shoot on the international stage, or simply on a challenging Registered-shoot course still on the minds of those who shot it. It considers the course setter's accomplishment in setting a course or courses that challenge the shooter with interesting, technical, and fun targets for our members to enjoy.
The Emerging Shooter of the Year 
This is our newest category. This category recognises a shooter of any age or discipline, who is really starting to show brilliant talent, but may not have been recognised yet for their shooting ability. Previously, Leah Southall won the award. Last year's winner was James Bradley - Day.
Coach of the Year
This award recognises the contribution of a CPSA-qualified coach in developing their shooters to make excellent progress and/or achieve great success. Previous winners include Linda Grayson, Sarah White, Paul Dancer, John Robinson and John Bellamy. If there is a coach who has contributed to your success after you felt the need to gain further experience or qualifications, then this is the category to nominate them in. Last year's winner was Simon Arbuckle. 
Young Shot of the Year
This category rewards the success and progress made by an outstanding young shooter over the year. The nominee must be 16 or under on 31st December 2018. Young Shots are the future of our sport, if you feel there is a budding Olympian waiting to shine, then let us know by making a nomination. Previously, Amy Easeman, Josh Bridges, Taylor Hedgecock, Amber Hill and Lucy Hall have all won this award. Last year's winner was Tristan Hockey. 
Sports Personality of the Year – New for 2020
Open to any member or group of members, who have personified what it means to inspire, develop, and grow within our sport. This could be in any facet of the sport, for example this could include, but is not limited to: promoting the sport inside and out of the shooting world, club or ground management, coaching or instructing, volunteering on a committee, developing a new product, outstanding refereeing at events, and other noteworthy participation.

Clay Shooter of the Year

This award recognises the Clay Shooter of the Year for their achievement at the highest level, or consistent high performance throughout the season. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include Paul Chaplow, Amber Hill, George Digweed MBE, Peter Wilson MBE, and Ed and Abby Ling . Regardless of age or discipline, we are looking for someone who has excelled within their chosen discipline and who has shown all round sportsmanship. Last year's winner was Richard Bunning .

Nominations for the 2020 CPSA Annual Awards will go live October 3, 2019.

To add your nominations, please click on this link.

You have until midday (GMT) on Friday 15 November 2019 to submit your nominations for any of the categories. The nominations are credited on the strength of the nomination, not by the number of nominations.

Voting

Once nominations close, and the finalists are announced. As a reminder, you have until midday (GMT) on Monday 13 January 2019 to submit your votes for any of the categories. Click here to vote.

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Previous Award categories throughout the years have been:

Special Contribution Award

Sponsored by Elite Events, this award recognises the outstanding individual contribution that someone has made to the sport. Previous winners of this award include Ian Coley MBE, Keith Murray, John Robinson, Martin Barker and Paul Chaplow. 2019's winner was Richard Faulds MBE.

Development Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Romero Sports and Leisure, this award recognises any project or initiative that has achieved success in developing the sport through attracting more shooters and encouraging new participants. The Schools Challenge, Elite Shooting Academy, Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, the East Midlands Regional Committee and Talent Pathway - British Shooting have all previously won this award. 2019's winner was The Ladies Clay Shooting Initiative.

County Committee of the Year

Sponsored by the CPSA, this award is presented to the county committee that has ‘gone the extra mile’ and made positive contributions to the sport of clay shooting, from grassroots participation through to team management, growing and governing the sport while underpinning the core demands of a county committee. Previous winners include Sussex and Cheshire, with Cheshire winning the final three years in a row.

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by Sport England, this category recognises the contribution of an outstanding volunteer who has worked tirelessly to support the sport or their club, county, or region, in order to ensure the enjoyment of others. Previous winners of this award include Richard Hunter, Kevin White, Julie Sperling, and Phil Weston. 2019's winner was Julie Sperling.