Calverley Olympian Georgia Taylor-Brown nominated at Leeds Sports Awards

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By Jacinta Osawe

Leeds Sports Awards are set to recognise sporting talent across Leeds – including Georgia Taylor-Brown, from Calverley.

Olympic triathlete Georgia has been announced as one of the 51 finalists for the 20th annual Leeds Sports Awards on 17 March 2023 at 5.30pm in the New Dock Hall, Leeds.

An Olympic silver medalist, Georgia won a bronze medal in 2018 and 2019 World Triathlon series. She is named in the ‘sportswoman’ category.

Among the finalists are numerous teams and people who have been chosen for the first time. Nominees include; Tom Pidcock MBE, Jack Laugher MBE and Hannah Cockroft OBE.

The awards will be given out to celebrate the sporting achievement of sporting talents and
community athletes of all ages and levels.

The Leeds Sports Awards by Sport Leeds with support from Trinity University, Leeds Sixth
Form College and the University of Leeds and partnership from Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University.

Peter Smith, the chair of Sport Leeds, said: “The awards have grown from a small “invite
only” ceremony to one of the highlights of the Leeds Sporting calendar with an
attendance in excess of 600 expected for this year’s event. We look forward to
celebrating the sporting successes and commitment of all those involved in sport
across the city.”

Three levels of tickets are currently been advertised by the Leeds Ticket Hub via their

The 2023 Leeds Sports Awards Finalists are:

Athletes of the City (Sponsored by Leeds Sixth Form College and Leeds Sports Connect)


Harry Brook

Jack Laugher MBE

Tom Pidcock MBE


Georgia Taylor-Brown MBE

Keely Hodgkinson

Lizzie Bird

Disability Sportsman

Fin Tonner

James Simpson

Nathan Collins

Nick Leigh

Tom Halliwell

Disability Sportswoman

Hannah Cockroft OBE

Jess Fullagar

Jodie Boyd-Ward

Kadeena Cox OBE

Zara Mullooly

Young Disability Sportsperson

Lucas Town

Lydia Warner

Oliver Porter

Young Female Sportsperson

Kidiest Hodgson

Leah Schlosshan

Scarlet Garland

Young Male Sportsperson

Charlie Broome

Jake Passmore

Nathan Hampshire

Beacons of the City (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)

Active Schools

Prince Henry’s Grammar School

The Ruth Gorse Academy

Trinity Academy Leeds

Outstanding Service to Sport

John Baron

Maggie Birkinshaw

Participation Coach

Bob Jackson

Ghulam Rafique

Robyn ‘Bo’ Steward

Tris Spellacy

Participation Team/Club

Holbeck Moor Football Club

Leeds Rhinos PDRL

Potternewton Park Rollers

Student Sport Champion

Leeds Beckett American Football

Leeds Beckett Cricket Club

Leeds University Union Women’s Rugby Union Football Club

University of Leeds Fencing Club

Champions of the City

 Inclusivity Champion

Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Michael Melia

West Yorkshire Goalball Club

Inspirational Community Champion (sponsored by University of Leeds)

Danny and Louise Barnes

Joe Pickering

Limitless – Leeds Girls Can

Sam and Craig Gilmore

Performance Coach

Adam Smallwood

Deanne Ward-Hopkins

Lois Forsell

Performance Team/Club

Leeds Rhinos Under 18s Academy

Leeds Rhinos Women

Leeds/Bradford UCCE

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