The Volunteer and Coach awards are supported by funding from Sport England and are open to those supporting British Rowing affiliated clubs or events in England. Scroll down to nominate.
Please note that nominees must hold a current Silver, Gold or Platinum British Rowing membership.
These annual awards are to recognise individuals who significantly contribute to the success of their club, event or to rowing in their region (e.g. Chairman/President, Captain, Boatman, fundraisers, caterers, Rowing Safety Adviser or other committee member).
Regional winners will be selected in the following categories:
- Club Administration
- Event Administration
- Safety at Club or Event
- Young Volunteer (specifically for 16-25-year-old rowers, junior leaders, volunteers whose input makes a significant contribution to rowing at their school, club or university).
Nominations for individuals who are predominantly coaches should be submitted for Coach Awards below.
Education Performance – awarded to the coach who has made the most significant impact on the performance of either an individual or a group of rowers at national level events such as BUCS Regatta, European Universities, The National Schools’ Regatta, The British Rowing Championships, Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta during the 2015/2016 season. This award is open to all rowing coaches working in the education sector, including schools, further or higher education.
Open to either paid or volunteer coaches working with rowers in receipt of full-time or part-time education.
Education Development – awarded to the coach who has made the most significant impact on their educational institution by providing opportunities for those new to the sport to become involved in rowing. We are particularly looking for programmes that have built on good coaching practices, drawn on the resources available to them, such as the Learn to Row programmes and have led to a sustainable increase in membership. This award is open to all rowing coaches working in the education sector, including schools, further or higher education.
Open to either paid or volunteer coaches working with athletes in receipt of full-time or part-time education.
Club Performance – awarded to the coach who has made a significant impact on the performance of either an individual or a group of athletes involved in higher level club performance. This could include coaching juniors, seniors, adaptive rowers or masters at higher level competitions, such as National Schools, Marlow, Metropolitan, Henley, National Championships and World Masters.
Open to club volunteer coaches.
Club Development – awarded to the coach who has made the most significant impact on their local community by providing opportunities for new groups of people to become involved in the sport of rowing. We are particularly looking for programmes that have built on good coaching practices, drawn on the resources available to them, such as the Learn to Row programmes, and have led to a sustainable increase in membership at local clubs.
Open to all volunteer coaches.
Coaching Team – awarded to the team that has made the most significant impact on the performance and/or development of a group of participants.
Open to coaching teams and may include a maximum of one employed coach.
- All those nominated in the coaching categories must be current, individual British Rowing members.
- British Rowing employees are not eligible for these awards.
- All those coaches nominated must have a coaching qualification relevant to rowing and recognised by British Rowing. The only exception to this is when a member of a team nominated in the Coaching Team Award category is being led or mentored by a suitably qualified coach.
- All those coaches nominated who are coaching junior crews must have current DBS clearance with British Rowing.
Each region will select one winner for each of the categories in the Volunteer Awards and advise British Rowing. Regions will arrange awards for their category winners, and the National Coaching Committee panel will select the five winners from the coaching categories. British Rowing will organise certificates and badges for the five Coaching Award winners and the regional winners from the volunteer categories, and all winners will be invited to a ceremony hosted by the Chairman of British Rowing.
*Please note that paid and non-paid coaches may be nominated for a coaching award.
You can also submit your nomination by post – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for paper forms.
Nominations for the Awards close on 9th September, 2016.