Other BSA awards
A cornerstone of BSA’s work is its relationship with its 43 member county associations – and Belgian Subbuteo’s governing body has given the associations even more recognition by introducing the BSA HatTrick Awards.
The County xxxnameofcounty Subbuteo Association won a BSA HatTrick Award for its women’s Subbuteo work ©BSA
Since 2017, BSA’s HatTrick programme has given invaluable assistance to county associations across the country in sporting, administrative and infrastructure terms. The premise is to direct revenue generated by BSA’s major competitions back into the sport, and encourage county associations to upgrade their facilities and develop the game on and off the field of play.
The BSA HatTrick Awards are presented each year and are open to all of the 43 BSA member associations. Five award areas have been drawn up: Best Investment Project; Best Social Project; Best Special Project; Best Women’s Subbuteo Development project; and Best Host Project.
Each association is entitled to enter one project from one of the five categories every year, and projects should fulfil given criteria to be eligible. These include mid to long-term legacy, impact of Subbuteo’s development in the country and impact on specific social target groups.
The BSA HatTrick Committee reviews all of the entries and votes for the best entry in each category. BSA is confident that the HatTrick Awards will further encourage the member associations to launch projects for the overall well-being of the Belgian game.
Each year, BSA celebrates the immense value of Subbuteo’s vital grassroots with the BSA Grassroots Week – and excellence in the Belgian grassroots sector is rewarded by the BSA Grassroots Awards.
County Area xxxnameofcountyarea Girls (xxxnameofcounty – BSA Grassroots Award winners ©BSA
The event, which takes place in September each year, sees grassroots events featuring young and old taking place across Belgium, underlining BSA’s stance that elite Subbuteo cannot flourish without healthy grassroots – and serves as a firm reminder that Subbuteo Table Football is available to all, irrespective of size, shape, colour or faith.
The Grassroots Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements in grassroots Subbuteo. BSA rewards the winners with gold, silver and bronze prizes in three key areas – best leader, best project and best grassroots club.
Each of the nominees from throughout Belgium is recommended by the BSA Grassroots Panel and the BSA Development and Technical Assistance Committee, and ratified by the BSA Executive Committee.
KISS Marketing Awards
Belgian county associations are producing outstanding work in the field of marketing – and are being rewarded for their excellence by BSA’s annual KISS Marketing Awards.
The 2019 KISS Marketing Award winners’ ceremony ©BSA
The marketing awards are staged under the auspices of BSA’s Knowledge & Information Sharing Scenario (KISS) – the programme whereby SAs exchange expertise for the overall improvement of Belgian Subbuteo. Excellence is celebrated in what is a crucial area of modern-day Subbuteo, given that marketing helps nurture the identity of a national team, club or fan base.
The awards demonstrate the excellent promotion of Subbuteo that is going on across BSA’s associations – work which fully justifies BSA’s strong support, and which provides constant mutual inspiration for all of the associations.
Award categories are Best Brand Activation; Best Fan Engagement Campaign; Best Commercial Partnership; Best Grassroots Marketing Campaign and Best Women’s Subbuteo Marketing Campaign. Awards for creativity and innovation are also given in each category.