Inspiring Official of the Year 2024

Regional Volunteer Awards 2023 - Inspiring Official of the Year

Officials are so important to our sport. We need to keep reminding everyone that without the contributions of officials, our competition offer would be hugely impacted. This award is an opportunity to thank officials who make our licenced competitions happen.

This award is for all licenced officials. The award celebrates excellence across officiating – this could be for service to the sport for many years, the dedication and commitment an individual has shown to progress through the officiating pathway, officiating at major competitions or an official who has gone above and beyond.

Read how Stuart Woodman's win inspired him

Listen to our Club Support Manager Richard Ayling talking 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.