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Poole Sports Council

Poole Sports Council has been in existence for over 40 years and throughout this time has endeavoured to represent all types of sports and sporting activities within Poole and where possible, help individuals and clubs with information concerning facilities and grants. Members meet 4 times a year, with an Annual General Meeting in June. Their aims and objectives are detailed in their Constitution, on the right hand side of the page. If you would like to become a member, or to find out who represents your sport on the local Sports Council, please call 01202 261318 or email: recreation.development@poole.gov.uk.

In conjunction with the Borough of Poole, the Sports Council awards grants to clubs and individuals to assist them in their training and financial costs of attending competitions and events. For further information about grants visit our sports grant page and download an application form or call 01202 261306.

Poole’s Sports Awards

Poole’s Sports Awards are held each year to celebrate sporting success in Poole. They are hosted by Poole Sports Council and supported by the Borough of Poole and will once again be kindly sponsored by our leisure partners, Everyone Active Leisure Centres.

FRW Mike Towner
Mike Towner - Freddie Rowe Recipient 2016 receiving his award from the Mayor Cllr Xena Dion

Types of award

Certificates of Commendation

These recognise any outstanding sporting achievements over the last year. This can be for an individual or a team provided they are a Poole resident or are a member of a Poole based club or school.


The Freddie Rowe Award

This recognises any outstanding sporting performance, contribution and dedication to a sport or long service to a club. Awarded to one recipient, the Sports Council votes to decide upon the winner of this highly regarded award.

The 2016 event took place on 21st September 2016. Congratulations to all of the award winners. The 2017 event is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 20th September 2017. Nominations for this will be invited for this in April 2017 and the closing date will be Friday 14th July 2017. Information on how to nominate and nomination forms are on the right hand side of this page.