UK Coaching Awards 2017

Last updated: 26 Sep 2017 Topics: Working with our partners Community and school sports Disability sport Type: News article
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UK Coaching Awards. UK Coaching encouraged young participants and their parents to nominate their favourite coach.

UK Coaching’s recent rebrand focusses on a wider definition of coaching, acknowledging its impact on physical and mental well-being, as well as individual, economic and social development. To reflect this focus, nominations on behalf of coaches, instructors, leaders, teachers, trainers and others who support people to achieve their sport and activity goals are all welcome.

There are 12 award categories in total, eight for coaches, three in support of coaches and an overall UK Coach of the Year award.

What the judges are looking for

UK Coaching are looking for coaches who:

  • go above and beyond in the line of duty
  • have transformed someone’s life
  • have had a significant impact on their local community


Successful nominees will receive their award at the showpiece annual event, hosted by UK Coaching. The event is seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community and this year will be held at The HAC, City of London on Thursday 30 November.

Chief Executive Officer at UK Coaching, Mark Gannon, said:

“I’m very pleased to announce nominations for this year’s Awards open.

"This is a particularly special year for the Awards, as we celebrate its twentieth birthday and its first under our new remit of UK Coaching.

"The Awards are a unique opportunity for us to recognise and reward the work of excellent coaching at all levels across sport and physical activity, from community to high performance and I have high-expectations that the coaching community in its entirety will be out in force to nominate this year.”

Nominations were accepted through the UK Coaching website. Support for the UK Coaching Awards nominations were also featured on Twitter by using the hashtag #UKCoachingAwards and tagging @_UKCoaching.

The UK Coaching awards nominations 2017 are now closed.