Inaugural BBC Green Sports Awards winners announced

The five inaugural winners of the BBC Green Sports Awards have been announced at the first ever in-person Sports Positive Summit at Wembley Stadium.

The Sports Positive Summit, held on 4th and 5th October, brings industry leaders together to collaborate in order to put sustainability at the heart of sports business and drive climate conscious development.

The awards were presented in partnership with Sports Positive and intend to celebrate individuals and organisations who 'actively contribute to a more sustainable future through their sporting profile and practises'.

Union Berlin player Morten Thorsby was named Young Athlete of the Year. Thorsby founded the We Play Green Foundation - a non-profit, player foundation committed to creating more sustainable attitudes and actions.

Football was also represented in the nominees, with Chicago Red Stars player Zoe Morse also being nominated for the Young Athlete of the Year award due to her work campaigning for access to clean water in the USA.

Southampton were shortlisted for the Ambition and Impact Award thanks to the brilliant strides they've taken through the Halo Effect project, while Football for Future - a not-for-profit organisation building a more environmentally sustainable culture in football - and CUP 26 were shortlisted for the Teamwork Award.

Here are the winners in full:

Evergreen Athlete Award - Leilani Münter

Athlete of the Year - David Pocock

Young Athlete of the Year - Morten Thorsby

Ambition & Impact Award - SailGP

Teamwork Award - Jadir Taekwondo Association

Source : 90min