Nominations open ahead of UK Coaching Awards 2023

Participants, clubs, and sports organisations who deliver physical activity and sport are being invited to put forward their outstanding coaches to be celebrated at a national level as the UK Coaching Awards 2023 nominations officially open across 10 categories.

The awards – regarded as the most prestigious within the coaching community – is a national celebration event which recognises coaches for their incredible contribution in supporting communities across their sport, transforming lives, and delivering sporting performance. The categories for this year’s awards have been carefully selected to honour the various ways coaches positively impact lives and enhance communities.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 4th at 10am.

With previous award winners including Sarina Wiegman, Jane Figueiredo, Judy Murray, and Ben Stokes’ coaching chain, the awards recognise the best of the UK’s coaching workforce and the unforgettable moments they deliver. Coaches at any level and in any type of coaching capacity are eligible for nomination, whether inspiring young participants at grassroots, or producing a trailblazing coaching podcast that shares knowledge and insight with others.

The categories are:

  • Community Coach of the Year – Adults
  • Community Coach of the Year – Children and Young People
  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Change a Life Award
  • Talent Development Coach of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Online Coach of the Year
  • Coaching Podcast of the Year
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Coaching Developer of the Year

Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching is calling once again for participants and clubs to help ensure coaches are recognised for their community contribution and dedication to supporting sport at every level:

“There are coaches everyday who go above and beyond to change the lives of the people they coach. Great coaches motivate, encourage, and most importantly, support us with the wraparound care to ensure sport is accessible, inclusive, and safe for all and that we reap the countless benefits of taking part.

“If you know an outstanding coach that is helping you, your club, or the broader community and who deserves to be recognised, this is your chance to show them how much you value them and what they do. UK Coaching exist to be here for the coach and unite communities to show their support for the amazing work coaches deliver from grassroots all the way to elite level.”

Public nominations for the awards will close at 10:00 on 4 September, followed by an independent and impartial judging process.

To submit a nomination, visit UK Coaching’s awards platform at

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