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Our Awards

About the Event

Nominations are now closed. We'll be announcing the finalists here in October.

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.

Get Your Ticket to Experience #GreatCoaching

Tickets are now available to the coaching community's ultimate celebration of #GreatCoaching.

Early Bird Tickets are now available until 31 October and can be purchased for just £185 (+ VAT).

Book Your Ticket

Buy a Table at the Event and Save.

Tables of 10 are also available at a discounted rate of just £1,800 (+ VAT) until 31 October. To request a table, simply email our events team.

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.

Event Categories

This year's categories are:

Awards for Coaches:

  • Children’s Coach of the Year - Supported by sportscotland
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Disability Coach of the Year
  • Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year
  • Transforming Coaching through Technology (New for 2018) - Supported by Reading Room
  • The Coaching Chain

Awards in Support of Coaching:

  • Coach Developer of the Year
  • Coaching Culture Organisation of the Year
  • Coaching for an Active Life Award - Supported by Sport England

And finally, not forgetting the Great Coaching Moment.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Want to have your organisation or product's name in front of our audience in the build up to, during and after the event? A number of options are available and we’re happy to discuss packages that meet your needs.

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Last year's event

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.