UK Coaching Awards

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.

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Finalist announcement

After a record amount of nominations for the 2017 event, the finalists have been announced ahead of the ceremony that takes place at the Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 30 November.

Awards for coaches

  • Children's Coach of the Year: Ady Gray (Karate), Dave George (Cycling), David Walsh (Multi)
  • Community Coach of the Year: Kevin O’Neill (Football), Marcellus Baz (Boxing), Phil Alcock (Nordic Walking)
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year: David Unsworth (Football), Katie Parker (Strength & Conditioning; Multi), Phil Potter (Swimming)
  • High Performance Coach of the Year: Ben Rhodes (Sailing), British Athletics Relay Team Coaches (Stephen Maguire; Benke Blomkvist; Christian Malcom), Steve Robinson (Golf), Ziemek Wojciechowski (Fencing)
  • Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year: Charlotte Collier (Football), Nourredine Aitouarab (Capoeira), Samuel Tuck (Rowing)
  • Disability Coach of the Year: Anna Jackson (Wheelchair Basketball), Herman Fung (Wheelchair Badminton), Michelle Weltman (Multi)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: John White (Swimming), Malcolm Brown (Triathlon), Michelle Weltman (Swimming, Multi)

Awards in support of coaches

  • Coach Developer of the Year: Adrienne Hunter (Multi), Bob Muir (Multi), Rus Smith (StreetGames)
  • Coaching Intervention of the Year: Piper Hall Project (Capoeira), Fitmums and Friends (Athletics), Simply Judo (Judo)
  • Coaching Culture of the Year: British Weightlifting, England Rugby

As well as being the 20th anniversary of the event, 2017 marks 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 is doing just this and celebrates the work of great people across the nation.

Want to join the finalists as we celebrate their success in a glittering night of coaching excellence? You can:

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