These annual awards are an opportunity for the rowing community to recognise and celebrate the tremendous contribution of our coaches to the success of our sport.
Nominations are now open for 2010. Applications may be submitted online or by post. An application form can be downloaded from the website www.britishrowing.org/coty
Awarded to the coach who has made the most significant impact on the performance or development of school, university, or college club crew/s during 2010. This award is open to rowing coaches, lecturers and teachers working in the education sector – in schools, further or higher education institutions. Nominees may be either paid or volunteer coaches, working with athletes in receipt of full time education.
Coach of the Year Club Performance
Awarded to the coach who has made a significant impact on the performance of either an individual or a group of athletes involved in higher level club performance. This could include coaching juniors, seniors or masters at higher level competitions, such as National Schools, Marlow, Metropolitan, Henley, World Masters or British Rowing Championships. This award is for club volunteer coaches.
Coach of the Year Club Development
Awarded to the coach who has made the most significant impact on their club and local community by providing opportunities for new groups of people to become involved in rowing. We are particularly looking for programmes that have recently built upon good coaching practices, drawn on the resources available to them such as the Learn to Row programmes and have led to a sustainable increase in membership at local clubs. The award is for all volunteer coaches, individuals or a team.
Coach of the Year – Coaching Team
Awarded to the team that has made the most significant impact on the performance and/or development of a group of participants. This award is for coaching teams and may include a maximum of one employed coach, but may not include British Rowing employees.
Eligibility – All nominees must be individual members of British Rowing. British Rowing employees are not eligible for nomination for any Coach of the Year Awards, as either individuals or as members of a team of coaches.
The closing dates for receipt of nominations is 22 July 2010. Regional winners from each category will be nominated for the national awards.
Individual winners of the national awards will be invited to attend the British Rowing Coaching Conference on 18/19 September 2010. The Coaching Team of the Year will be invited to nominate a team representative to attend the conference, although the whole team may attend the award ceremony.