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UK Coaching Awards 2021

The UK Coaching Awards is a unique opportunity for the sport and physical activity industry to honour and reward the work of #GreatCoaching across all levels in the UK. The showpiece event, seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community, will recognise the contribution coaches made in transforming lives in communities nationwide.

Nominations for 2021 are now open! 

We're encouraging YOU to nominate a coach for our awards as part of our Great Coaching Comeback campaign - let's support and celebrate our coaches as they reinvent, recover and return to coaching following the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

UK Coaching CEO Mark Gannon, said:

We would like the public to support the Great Coaching Comeback campaign by giving kudos to coaches, who have transformed lives and built inspired communities.

Overall, there are 11 award categories, eight for coaches and three in support of coaches. All honour #GreatCoaching and truly celebrate coaches and organisations that make a difference.

Make your coach feel special, nominate them for the UK Coaching Awards.

The Awards for Coaches are given to individual coaches who have excelled and shown outstanding commitment in a certain area, or to an individual and/or group over the last 12 months. Collectively, they are:

  • Community Coach of the Year – Children and Young People
  • Community Coach of the Year – Adults
  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Changing Lives Award
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award*
  • And the Coaching Chain*, which recognises contributions made by individual coaches throughout an elite athlete’s life in helping achieve their potential.

*These award categories are not open for public nominations.  

The Awards in Support of Coaches recognise those who recruit, develop, educate, qualify, and/or deploy coaches effectively in the UK. Collectively, they are:

  • Coach Developer of the Year
  • Transforming Coaching
  • Coaching for an Active Life Award

Public nominations for the awards will close at 10:00 on the 13 September.

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UK Coaching Awards 2020

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