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)
Jack Laugher MBE
Tom Pidcock MBE
Georgia Taylor-Brown MBE
Hannah Cockroft OBE
Kadeena Cox OBE
Young Disability Sportsperson
Young Female Sportsperson
Young Male Sportsperson
Beacons of the City (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)
Prince Henry’s Grammar School
The Ruth Gorse Academy
Trinity Academy Leeds
Outstanding Service to Sport
Robyn ‘Bo’ Steward
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
Leeds Rhinos Foundation
West Yorkshire Goalball Club
Inspirational Community Champion (sponsored by University of Leeds)
Danny and Louise Barnes
Limitless – Leeds Girls Can
Sam and Craig Gilmore
Leeds Rhinos Under 18s Academy
Leeds Rhinos Women