Nominations for the 25th UK Coaching Awards are now open

July 11, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


UK Coaching is opening nominations for the 25th edition of annual awards, which aims to highlight the fundamental role that coaches play at every level of the sporting spectrum.

From the boxing tournament at the Commonwealth Games to grass-roots boxing clubs –coaches will be there this summer, developing and leading their participants forward, helping to make memories.

Now is the time to celebrate the great work that coaches in boxing, and in many other sports do.

With 13 categories open, the awards seek to reward the fantastic achievements of coaches who have shone through volunteering, demonstrating what great coaching means, and helping people to build a healthy relationship with physical activity and sport.

UK Coaching has introduced two brand-new awards to recognise the digital transformation of the coaching profession that was accelerated during the pandemic:

  • Online Coach of the Year – recognises a coach who delivers #GreatCoaching online via social media, apps, or other online methods.
  • Podcast of the Year – recognises a coach-led podcast that delivers, inspires, and informs #GreatCoaching.

Other categories are:

  • Community Coach of the Year – Children and Young People
  • Community Coach of the Year – Adults
  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Change a Life Award
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Coach Developer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award*
  • Coaching Technology of the Year*
  • The Coaching Chain*, which recognises contributions made by individual coaches throughout an elite athlete’s life in helping them achieve their potential.

*These award categories are not open for public nominations.

UK Coaching’s CEO Mark Gannon, said: “The UK Coaching Awards is an opportunity to recognise those coaches who live and breathe their craft.

The Awards celebrate coaches who go the extra mile to deliver excellent experiences for their participants and teams.

“Being a great coach is not about winning, it’s about inspiring and supporting the person, team or people in front of you. It’s about knowing what makes them tick, and how to get the best out of them.

“There has never been a more important time to celebrate your coach, and what better way than nominating them for a prestigious UK Coaching Award?”

Public nominations for the awards will close at 10am on 12th September, followed by 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.

Click here to nominate.