Nominations now open for UK Coaching Awards

Nominations for the twentieth edition of the UK Coaching Awards are now open


British Rowing Junior Championships (c) Drew Smith

Do you know a coach who goes above and beyond the line of duty? Have they transformed someone’s life or had a significant impact on their local community? Now is the time to show your appreciation for all they do and nominate them for the UK Coaching Awards.

Hosted by UK Coaching, the showpiece annual event is seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community and this year will be held at The Honourable Artillery Company, City of London on Thursday, 30 November.

The principle of the Awards is to raise the profile of coaching and the role it plays in transforming lives across the UK. Previous winners include coaches making a huge difference in their community as well as the greats of sports coaching across a wide variety of sports.

At the 2016 UK Coaching Awards, Jürgen Grobler was awarded the lifetime achievement award recognising his outstanding contribution to rowing.  Having joined British Rowing in 1991, Grobler has coached a gold medal winning boat in every Olympic Games since Barcelona 1992.

Chief Executive Officer at UK Coaching, Mark Gannon, said: “I’m very pleased to announce nominations for this year’s Awards open. This is a particularly special year for the Awards, as we celebrate its twentieth birthday and its first under our new remit of UK Coaching. The Awards are a unique opportunity for us to recognise and reward the work of excellent coaching at all levels across sport and physical activity, from community to high performance and I have high-expectations that the coaching community in its entirety will be out in force to nominate this year.”

There are 12 award categories in total, eight for coaches, three in support of coaches and an overall UK Coach of the Year award.

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Public nominations close on the Friday, 22 September.