Nominations are now open for prestigious UK Coaching Awards

Nominations are now open for a prestigious awards ceremony which aims to ‘honour and reward’ great coaching across the country.

Nine gongs are up for grabs at the UK Coaching Awards 2020 and entries need to be submitted by noon on Thursday 10 September.

Mel Marshall, who is part of Team GB’s coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympic Games and also Adam Peaty’s coach, collected the High Performance Coach of the Year prize at the 2019 awards.

That is one of six categories which can be won by individual coaches who have ‘excelled and shown outstanding commitment in a certain area or to an individual and/or group’.

Three awards in support of coaches will honour these who recruit, develop, education, qualify and/or deploy coaches effectively in the UK.

A spokesperson for UK Coaching encouraged people to submit nominations to recognise ‘all the great coaching work that had taken place in spite of the coronavirus pandemic’.

They added: “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.

“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.”


Awards for coaches:

  • 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:

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

Nominations can be submitted for the work coaches have carried out between September 2019 and September 2020, with exception of the talent and high performance-related nominations which run up until March 2020.

To view the nomination guidance, judging information and enter the awards, visit UK Coaching’s website.