Volunteer Awards 2021

Nominations are now open for our 2021 England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards – your chance to nominate the athletics and running volunteer heroes from your club, group or wider region!

The awards will help honour the amazing contribution of individuals, as well as clubs and RunTogether groups, whose dedication, hard work and enthusiasm is helping athletics and running to bounce back strongly from the impact of Covid-19.

Click the links below to nominate the deserving volunteers from your region. Nominations are open now, until 23:59 on Sunday 5 September, across the following nine categories:

  • Club of the Year: Recognising the achievements of a club, as well as demonstrating ongoing commitment and passion through the opportunities they have given to everyone involved in the club over the last 12 months.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Coach of the Year: Recognising an individual who has demonstrated their ongoing commitments and passion for coaching within athletics and running over the last 12 months.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Newcomer to Officiating: Recognising an enthusiastic official who makes a brilliant contribution to athletics in their local area, club or region (who has qualified within the last five years).
    Click to nominate online.
  • Unsung Hero of the Year: Recognising the efforts of a volunteer who is seen as invaluable within their club, local area or region over the last 12 months.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year (14-21): Recognising the efforts and achievement of a young volunteer (aged 14-21) who is making significant contributions to their local club, area or region.
    Click to nominate online.
  • RunTogether Group of the Year: Recognising a RunTogether Group that provides friendly, supportive, and welcoming group running opportunities in their community over the last 12 months.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Leader of the Year: Recognising an individual who has demonstrated their passion and commitment for leading within athletics and running over the last 12 months. This includes individuals who are qualified in Leading Athletics and Leadership in Running Fitness.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Innovation in Athletics and Running: Recognising an individual/club/group who helped support their local community to stay active during the last 12 months. This may include creative ideas and virtual support during the global pandemic and beyond it.
    Click to nominate online.
  • Services to Athletics or Running: Recognising short term impactful work and/or long-term outstanding service to the sport from an individual or group of individuals.
    Click to nominate online.

We encourage anyone submitting a nomination to include as much detail as possible, within the word count allowed, to enable our awards selection panel to most effectively assess the nominations.

Once nominations have closed, our selection panel will review all submissions and select the regional winners and runners-up (to be announced at their regional awards night). Regional winners will then be put forward to an external panel for the chance to win one of our prestigious National Volunteer Awards.

Due to the success of last year’s virtual regional awards nights, the 2021 Regional Volunteer Awards will once again see the awards hosted online for each of the nine regions through November and early December.

Spread the word!

We’d love you to help encourage as many people to nominate as many volunteers as possible. You can share our Regional Volunteer Awards posts on our social media channels – @EnglandAthletics on Facebook/Instagram and @englandathletic on Twitter.

Club personnel can also access free promotional posters and social media imagery by visiting our MarketingHub – plus anyone can share the following link with people who might be interested to nominate their volunteer heroes: www.englandathletics.org/VolAwards21

Show the volunteers in your region just how valued they are – nominate today!

Please email clubsupport@englandathletics.org if you need any help or advice.