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UK CoachingNominations for the UK Coaching Awards are now open!

The awards honour great coaching from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months at the grassroots and elite level of sport.  Nominating in the UK Coaching Awards is a great way of recognising your coach for the work they do. If you are a coach, nominating can raise your profile or recognise the work of a colleague. Make your nominations to recognise and reward the work of great coaching.    

Make your nominations today to recognise and reward the work of great coaching
Get your nominations in for our annual awards, celebrating great coaching across the UK
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It is advisable to read the Nomination Guidance & Judging Criteria before nominating.
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About the Event

The UK Coaching Awards honour great coaching from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months.

Hosted by UK Coaching the event raises the profile of coaching and the role it plays in transforming lives and inspiring an active nation.

Event Location

The UK Coaching Awards 2018 will take place at a special awards ceremony, a glittering celebration of great coaching, on Thursday 29 November at The Honourable Artillery Company, London.

And the 2017 winners were...

After a record amount of nominations for the 2017 event, a shortlisting period and independent judging panel, the winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 30 November. The full list of winners is below.

Awards for coaches 2017

  • Children's Coach of the Year - Supported by sportscotland: David Walsh (Multi-Sport)
  • Community Coach of the Year: Marcellus Baz BEM (Boxing)
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year: David Unsworth (Football)
  • High Performance Coach of the Year: British Athletics Relay Team Coaches (Benke Blomkvist; Christian Malcolm; Stephen Maguire)
  • Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year - Supported by Youth Sport Trust: Samuel Tuck (Rowing)
  • Disability Coach of the Year: Anna Jackson (Wheelchair Basketball)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Co-awarded to John White (Swimming) and Malcolm Brown MBE (Triathlon)

Awards in support of coaches 2017

  • Coach Developer of the Year: Rus Smith (Multi-Sport)
  • Coaching Intervention of the Year - Supported by Sport England: Fitmums and Friends (Athletics)
  • Coaching Culture of the Year: Co-awarded to British Weight Lifting and England Rugby
As well as being the 20th anniversary of the event, 2017 marked the relaunch of UK Coaching and a new definition of coaching: Improving a person’s experience of sport and physical activity by providing specialised support and guidance aligned to their individual needs and aspirations.Put simply, great coaching is putting people first. The UK Coaching Awards celebrates the work of great people across the nation   

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