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Nominations are open for the UK Coaching Awards 2024. The awards – regarded as the most prestigious in the coaching community – are a chance to celebrate the coaches across the nation who are inspiring and changing lives with 10 categories available.

To learn more about how to submit a nomination click here.

BAFCA President Wayne Hill (pictured) said: “Lets showcase the exceptional talent within the British American Football Coaches Community by nominating your outstanding coaches for the UK Coaching Awards 2024. With 10 diverse categories, including Community Coach of the Year, Young Coach of the Year, and Inclusive Coaching Award, now is the time to highlight the dedicated individuals who transform lives and enrich our sport. Let’s come together to celebrate their impact and ensure our coaches receive the recognition they deserve. Your nominations will help broadcast the incredible work happening in our community.”

Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching said: “Each year we hear so many stories of coaches who go above and beyond to change lives for those in their community. Coaches ensure that sport and physical activity is accessible, inclusive and safe through their motivation, relentless encouragement and support. We need people to step forward if they know a coach who represents this drive, motivation and support in their community. UK Coaching exists 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.”



The full list of 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

Online Coach of the Year

Coaching Podcast of the Year

Inclusive Coaching Award

Coach Developer of the Year


Nominations close at 10am on Monday 2 September, with the High Performance category remaining open until 11am on Friday 13 September, followed by an independent and impartial judging process. To celebrate the nation’s best coaching talent and submit a nomination, visit

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