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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.

And the winners are...

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 are below. You can also read our news release for the event and download all images from the night.

Awards for coaches

  • 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

  • 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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