A north London volunteer, a watersports centre and an international sports brand have all been nominated for prizes in the London Sports Awards.

The shortlist for the awards, supported by the City of London Corporation, includes 28 nominees across ten categories.

A record-breaking 415 nominations were entered, with the shortlist chosen by a panel of experts including representatives for Sport England and London Youth Games.

Anne Wafula Strike, 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."

The north London nominees included volunteer Allan Cockram, the West Reservoir Watersports Centre, and international sportswear giants Nike & Jordan in the Business Contribution Award.

Mr Cockram, up for Volunteer of the Year, founded the Brentford Penguins Football Club for children with Down Syndrome, self-funding the club and running weekly trials himself.

Today, more than 50 children and young people take part, with everyone welcome.

Mr Cockram said: "I am both honoured and humbled by being nominated for a London Sport Award.

"Behind every success and individual accomplishments, there's a story of countless hours of dedication from an entire team and community."

West Reservoir Watersports Centre in Hackney found itself in the running for the Enhancing the Sporting Workforce Award.

Meanwhile, Nike & Jordan, based in Camden, are up for the Business Contribution Award, in association with the City of London Corporation.

Other nominees include the Featherstone School Sports Partnership, an Ealing initiative that was spotlighted for their 'levelling up' programme, which gives disadvantaged children access to sport and physical activity.

Juma Abdullahi, of Featherstone School, said: "We are delighted to be nominated for the Supporting Young Londoners Award at the 2024 London Sports Awards.

"We are passionate about providing equal access to sport and physical activity to all young people regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability or socioeconomic group."

Winners will be announced at the ceremony to be held at the Guildhall in March 2023, with the event featuring inspirational stories and films created by students from Ravensbourne University.