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Green Sport Awards 2023

Winners from the BBC’s Green Sport Powerlist to be announced at this evening’s Green Sport Awards
Green Sport Awards 2023

The BBC’s Green Sport Awards are back on Monday 2 October 2023, naming this year’s environmental champions from the world of sport.
After launching in 2022, the awards, which are in partnership with the Sport Positive Summit, celebrate individuals and organisations from around the world who are actively using their sporting profile to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Celebrating sporting heroes

This year’s categories are: Athlete of the Year, Young Athlete of the Year, Evergreen Athlete (lifetime achievement), Elite Organisation of the Year and Grassroots Organisation of the
The nominees for the awards have been confirmed (see list below) and the winners of each category, including the Evergreen Award, will be announced and celebrated at a special evening event in London today (02 October).

In the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre will be some of the world’s leading experts in sport sustainability, including some of the sporting heroes who are advocating for a greener sector. 

The 2023 Green Sport Powerlist

The nominees for 2023’s Green Sport Awards are:
Athlete of the Year

  • Sofie Junge Pedersen
  • Jacquie Pierri
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • David Wheeler

Young Athlete of the Year

  • Alayna Burns
  • Ellen Donald
  • Innes FitzGerald
  • Anna Hursey
  • Belle Pellecchia
  • Elite Organisation of the Year

    • Forest Green Rovers Football Club
    • Formula E
    • Richmond Football Club
    • International Biathlon Union
    • ATP Tour

    Grassroots Organisation of the Year

    • Pledgeball
    • Rhino Cup Champions League
    • Save the Waves Coalition
    • The Green Runners
    • Vermont Green FC

    ‘It’s fantastic to see so many amazing names on our Green Sport Powerlist for 2023. Not only have these athletes made an impact through their sport on the field, but they have challenged the status quo off the field.

    ‘All of the nominees are leading the way in being more sustainable and environmentally aware and encouraging other to do the same. It’s going to be exciting to see who takes home the awards.’

    Director of BBC Sport

    Last year’s winners include American motorsport racing driver Leilani Münter, who scooped the Evergreen Athlete Award for her continued efforts raising awareness of environmental issues in the world of motorsports.

    David Pocock, former Australian professional rugby player, won Athlete of the Year for his work on a number of environmental campaigns – including The Cool Down initiative, which resulted in more than 300 athletes writing an open letter to the Australian government encouraging bolder climate action.

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