British Rowing Awards 2023

The British Rowing Awards celebrate the people, clubs and crews from across the rowing community who deserve recognition.

2023 winners

British Rowing Awards 2023

Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, 25 January 2024 a star-studded lineup of presenters revealed the national winners of awards for which regional winners and shortlists had already been announced, as well as the winners of the three Coach of the Year Awards (Talent Development Coach of the Year, Community Coach of the Year, and Coaching Team of the Year), the British Rowing Medal of Honour, the British Rowing Medal of Merit, the Beryl Crockford Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Junior Rowing, and the National Safety Award.

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Congratulations to this year's winners!


The 2023 awards cover activities from October 2022 to September 2023, following on from the period covered by last year’s awards.

Individuals, clubs and other organisations can make as many nominations as they wish across the 10 categories; there are also three sub-categories within the Coach of the Year award.

Check out the Award Criteria

Nominations closed at midnight on Monday, 13 November 2023!

British Rowing Awards 2023 - Categories

5 tips for writing a nomination

Each category has awarding criteria. Carefully check the criteria to ensure your nomination is eligible and suitable for the category you are nominating in.

Once you have chosen the most suitable award, here are five tips for making your entry shine:

1. Get off to a good start

Award panellists will often have dozens of entries to read, so write an exciting intro and make your best points first.

2. Stick to the point and be succinct

Use bullet points and short paragraphs to structure your entry. This will enable you to stick to the point and to organise the information in an easy-read format, which will help the panellists too.

3. Back it up

Back up your facts with evidence and detail. Use statistics where possible, include any research you undertook to measure the impact of a rowing programme or project.

4. Include feedback and endorsements

Including feedback, especially from those impacted by the person you are nominating as this can be very persuasive and it could be the difference between two strong entries.

5. Be reassured that nominations are confidential

We only share the information in your nomination with our panellists, who agree to the British Rowing Privacy Policy, so you can be confident that any relevant sensitive information you include (such as an medical condition someone was dealing with) will remain confidential.

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