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UK Coaching Awards 2020

Nominations Now Open!

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.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open, and we'd encourage anyone and everyone to make a nomination for a coach, project or organisation that you feel has changed lives and made the world a healthier and happier place. The period for nominations is September 2019 - September 2020. 

Coaches create the environments that help us to develop a sense of belonging and give us the opportunities to grow our social and physical skills.

Judy Murray OBE - Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

The Categories

Awards for Coaches 

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.

  • Children and Young People’s Coach of the Year 
  • Community Coach of the Year 
  • Changing Lives Award
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year 
  • Young Coach of the Year 

Awards in Support of Coaches

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

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

Be quick - nominations close at noon on the 10 September

NB The period for nominations is September 2019 – September 2020. We expect to receive competitive sport (talent and high performance) related nominations up until March 2020. We encourage people to submit nominations for all the great coaching work that has taken place in spite of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Last year's awards

Twelve prizes were awarded at the prestigious annual celebration of #GreatCoaching - held at The Tower Hotel, London.

And the 2019 winners were...

Awards for Coaches

Children and Young People’s Coach of the Year – supported by sportscotland

  • Sasha Moore (multi-sport)

Community Coach of the Year – supported by Spond

  • Andrew Beech (multi-sport)

Changing Lives Award - supported by Sport England

  • Ben Lampert (football)

Talent Development Coach of the Year - supported by UKPCA

  • Danielle Brayson (swimming)

High Performance Coach of the Year – supported by UK Sport

  • Melanie Marshall (swimming)

Young Coach of the Year – supported by Sport Wales

  • James Galt (football/futsal)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Judy Murray OBE was announced as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and was formally recognised at the awards for her achievements through a lifetime dedicated to coaching.

The Coaching Chain

The coaches of England Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes and Team GB Olympic sailing champion Hannah Mills were announced as the winners of The Coaching Chain award.

The coaches behind the success of Stokes are Jon Gibson, John Windows, Geoff Cook, Andy Flower and Trevor Bayliss, whilst Mills has been guided by Anne Barrett, Ollie Green, Alan Williams and Joe Glanfield.

Awards in Support of Coaches

Coach Developer of the Year

  • Sue Ringrose (horseracing)

Transforming Coaching Award - supported by Believe Perform

  • Great Britain Hockey Coach Development Offer

Coaching for an Active Life Award

  • The Bulldogs (boxing)

Download the Official Photos

Take a look at the official photos from this year's UK Coaching Awards

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