Coach of the Year 2024

Regional Volunteer Awards 2023 - Coach of the Year

The award celebrates the importance of coaching and how this improves the athlete and club experience, as well as highlight the commitment and time coaches provide on a voluntary basis to help athletes and clubs.

This category is for coaches that hold a valid England Athletics coaching licence and have a minimum qualification of Level 2, CIRF or Athletics Coach. This award is open to coaches volunteering in road running and track & field settings, and nominations will be purely based on voluntary work.

Read about how winning coach Mary Carter makes a difference

Listen to what our Club Support Manager Richard Ayling says about the category and how to nominate.

Complete an online nomination form

Download category summary (PDF 140kB) Download sample nominations (PDF 170kB)

Would you rather speak than type?

If writing isn't your strength, this year you can also use speech-to-text that converts your spoken words into words on the form.

Install the free Voice In speech-to-text extension on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. This will add a microphone icon on your toolbar and you just click into the relevant part of the form to fill in, click the microphone, and speak your answer. It will automatically type in.

Do you want to enhance your nomination?

You can send 75 seconds of video to accompany the nomination form to Make sure the file is named for the award and person, and filmed in landscape.