Posted on 20/08/2021 in Club News
Nominations for the UK Coaching Awards 2021 are now open.
Hosted by UK Coaching, the highly regarded annual awards showcase the diverse work of coaches from all walks of life, helping people improve their well-being and activity levels. This year, UK Coaching launched its Great Coaching Comeback campaign, which is helping to galvanise the nation’s coaching workforce to reinvent, recover and return to coaching following the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
New statistics released by UK Coaching show that the role that coaches play in inspiring people to be active will become increasingly significant as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, with 72% of the British public saying that coaches and instructors will be important in supporting and encouraging people to get back into physical activity after the pandemic.
UK Coaching’s CEO Mark Gannon, said:
Our prestigious awards have been designed to ensure all coaches who give so much, from grassroots to the global stage, are recognised. Despite the uncertainties through the last year, cancelled events and postponed competitions, we have still heard, read and seen examples of great coaching – essential to supporting healthier and happier communities. Great coaching not only enhances sporting experiences but increases and sustains lifelong active lifestyles too.
Overall, there are 11 UK Coaching Award categories, eight for coaches and three in support of coaches. All honour #GreatCoaching and truly celebrate coaches and organisations that make a difference.
The Awards for Coaches that are open for public nomination 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. These categories 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
The Awards in Support of Coaches recognise those who recruit, develop, educate, qualify, and/or deploy coaches effectively in the UK. These categories 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 after which there will be an independent and impartial judging process. To ensure welfare is at the heart of the UK Coaching Awards, UK Coaching has a strict set of guidelines and criteria, through which an independent judging panel select the finalists. All finalists are asked to sign and adhere to the UK Coaching Code of Conduct. All nomination information is treated as confidential until shortlists and winners are announced.
For the Awards, UK Coaching uses the broad definition of coaching and welcomes nominations on behalf of coaches, instructors, leaders, teachers, trainers and others who support people to achieve their sport and activity goals.
If you think one of our fantatsic gymnastics coaches or leaders deserves recognition, why not nominate them for one of the UK Coaching Awards 2021?