Volunteers and Coaching Week – England Athletics Award winner focus Bronwin Carter

It’s Volunteer’s Week. It’s Coaching Week. So we are celebrating the contribution of our coaches. Why not find out more about Bronwin Carter from City of Portsmouth Athletics Club who has spent over 30 years coaching, working with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life! You can also learn how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.

Whether it is a club, coach, official, volunteer, project that supports individuals to overcome barriers to participation you can nominate NOW for the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2018 at

Bronwin Carter

Bronwin is a throws coach with City of Portsmouth Athletics Club. For over 35 years, she has given her time tirelessly to the club and her athletes, often training 5-6 days per week with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life!

Even when unwell, she never lets her athletes down, and regularly travels at her own expense to support her athletes at competitions. In 2017, she took a UK contingent of throwers over to the Finland Javelin Carnival, coaching all week alongside top Finnish Coaches.

She never misses the chance to pass on her knowledge, with one of her mentees commenting: “I have been her assistant for four years and I am still drawing on her vast knowledge and learning new things every week.” Her face is one well known and much respected within the throws coaching community.”

In 2017, two of Bronwin’s U18 athletes formed part of the England team at the Commonwealth Youth Games. This adds to the five throwers selected to represent Hampshire at the English Schools Finals in Birmingham, alongside 11 athletes ranked in the top 19 in the UK across all age groups at the end of the 2017 season and two para-athletes ranked in the top three!

If you know someone worthy of one of our 2018 Volunteer Awards, nominate now at!