June 17, 2016 05:49 PM

England Athletics Regional and National Awards 2016

Club of the Year

Criteria: Recognising the achievements of a club, over the past 12 months.

Clubs need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• Actions shown to grow and sustain participation in all areas of the sport. Including improving access to disadvantaged groups and linking to wider community in appropriate and innovative ways

• Development of talented athletes, coaches and volunteers to increase and retain membership and improve standards of performance

• Strong or improved club performances in leagues, championships and other club competition through the development of club athletes

• An inclusive approach to disability athletics

• Development of strong community partnerships such as with schools and colleges, including as part of an athletics network

• Effective initiatives such as Satellite Clubs, Athletics 365 or Run England

Location and local factors, as well as the size of club will be considered when giving credit for the scale of the club’s achievements. Clubs must be affiliated to England Athletics.

 

Coach of the Year

Criteria: An award specifically recognising a significant contribution by a coach over the past 12 months

Nominees need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• supporting athletes to improve performance

• recognising the importance of long term athlete development. Including supporting the development of a multi-discipline approach (run, jump, throw) for young athletes where appropriate

• athlete-centred approach to coaching and demonstrates strong support for the ambitions and aspirations of their athletes

• taking an active role in mentoring and supporting other coaches, working in partnership with other coaches where appropriate

• An inclusive approach to disability athletics and all community groups

Coaches must hold a current UKA coaching licence.

 

Official of the Year

Criteria: An official who has made a significant contribution to the sport over the past 12 months or longer

Nominees need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• Contribution to officiating in their local or wider area

• Delivering a high-standard of officiating

• Supporting and encouraging other officials in their region or further afield

• Helping to encourage new officials, and improving education and training

• An inclusive approach to disability athletics and all community groups

All officials nominated must hold a current UKA officials' licence.

 

Run England Group of the Year

Criteria: Awarded to a Group which has successfully engaged a broad range of new runners in their community.

Nominees need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• bringing new runners into the sport at a local level

• engaging a broad range of participants in their community

• community partnerships such as with local athletics and running clubs, or working with charities, race providers, schools, colleges or local employers.

• work to actively engage under-represented groups. This could be women, people with low incomes, disabled people, ethnic groups, certain religion or faiths groups.

All nominees must be qualified and licensed in LIRF (Leader in Running Fitness) or any higher UKA endurance related coaching qualification.

 

Volunteer of the Year

Criteria: An award specifically recognising a contribution by a volunteer aged 14 or older over the past 12 months

Nominees need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• contributing significant time and energy to their club, county or region

• an enthusiastic and innovative approach to volunteering

• a proactive approach to building their volunteering skills

• implementing a project or initiative to help their club, county or region during the last 12 months

• promotion of an inclusive approach to disability athletics

• local impact including credit for actively engaging underrepresented groups. This could be women, people with low incomes, disabled people, ethnic groups, certain religions or faiths groups.

 

Services To Athletics

Criteria: This award recognises long-term, outstanding service to the sport from a club or community volunteer, coach, or official over a sustained period of time.

Nominations should clearly demonstrate that the nominee has made a significant impact on the shape of the sport in the region or further afield over a sustained period.

This includes nominees who have made significant contributions to disability athletics or who have adopted an inclusive approach to disability athletics.

 

Project of the Year

Criteria: An award recognising work done by clubs and/ or other community organisations to raise to support and develop the sport in their local community over the past 12 months.

Clubs or organisations need not demonstrate achievement in all the following areas but credit will be given for:

• Actions leading to the growth and/or retention of people in athletics, including running

• partnership and sustainable approaches to increasing participation

• developing volunteering including coach, leader or officials’ development

• activation of community based activities or development of community facilities

• Adoption and promotion of an inclusive approach to disability athletics

• community engagement to actively engage underrepresented groups. This could be women, people with low incomes, disabled people, ethnic groups, certain religions or faiths groups

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