Nine charities, businesses and volunteers across south London have been shortlisted to win at a prestigious London sports award.

The London Sport Award 2024 finalists have been announced with 28 nominees across 10 categories, featuring community volunteers, organisations, charities and grassroot teams.

These awards aim to champion London’s “unsung heroes” who are working to improve Londoners' lives through fitness and sport.

This year has seen a record-breaking number of nominations, with 415 received.

Here are this year's south London residents who have been shortlisted:

MovementWorks in Lewisham and Spencer Lynx in Wandsworth have both been shortlisted to win the Supporting Young Londoners Award.

Mind in Croydon, Black Prince Trust in Lambeth and GLL Healthy Lifestyle in Greenwich have been shortlisted to win the Health & Wellbeing Award in Association with Sid Lee.

London South Bank University in Southwark was shortlisted to win the Digital and Tech Innovation Award in association with Exergame.

For the Uniting London Award, Sports Fun 4 All in Lewisham and Disability Sports Coach in Southwark have been shortlisted to win.

Both establishments have also been shortlisted to win the Community Impact Award alongside Cycle Sisters. 

Decathlon in Southwark has been shortlisted to win the Business Contribution Award in association with the City of London Cooperation. 

The shortlist was chosen by a panel of expert judges including representatives from Sport England, London Youth Games, London Marathon Events, Decathlon, Deloitte, the City of London Corporation, and past London Sport Awards winners.  

The ceremony will take place at the Guildhall in Central London in March 2024.

Anne Wafula Strike, MBE, Paralympian and London Sport Awards judge, said: "All the individuals and organisations that have been nominated have played such an important role in supporting underserved Londoners get and stay physically active.  

"With so many Londoners facing the challenges of inequality and inactivity, it is incredibly inspiring to see how the unique spirit of London can still thrive. Each and every nominee on this list should hold their head high as they continue to play their part in improving the lives of Londoners through sport and physical activity.”