The launch of 2017’s Leeds Sports Awards!

Leeds Sports Awards first direct arena

Today we’re thrilled to launch the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards, to be celebrated at the city’s first direct arena.

This year is Banana Kick’s 7th as the Awards’ creative and event partner and, with the move to the arena for the first time, we can safely say this year’s Awards will be bigger and better than ever!

The Leeds Sports Awards is an annual celebration of local sporting talent and achievements across all levels of sport throughout the City of Leeds, recognising the efforts of players, coaches, volunteers and administrators. The move to the arena reflects the rapid growth of the Awards over the last 14 years.

Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The first direct arena will provide a fitting setting for the Leeds Sports Awards, which is recognised as the major event in Leeds’ sporting calendar.

“Athletes from across the Leeds area have once again captured the imagination with excellent performances and inspirational efforts across all levels of sport on a local, national and international level.

“With the exceptional performance of our Olympians and Paralympians in Rio to reflect on, plus the city’s own ITU World Triathlon event taking place during the last year, the 2017 edition of the Leeds Sports Awards promises to be unmissable.”

first direct arena General Manager Ben Williams said: “We are delighted to be staging such a prestigious event here at the first direct arena.

“We are looking forward to the arena providing the perfect backdrop for another wonderful night of celebration for our City.”

You can buy tickets for the Leeds Sports Awards here.

To find out more about the Leeds Sports Awards, including details of the nomination process, visit  

If you would like to get involved with sponsoring the event, please take a look at the sponsorship pack or get in touch with Gary McCall at or 0113 245 8689.