scottishathletics is committed to recognising and rewarding the dedication, commitment and success of coaches, officials and volunteers.
Our Awards have been in existence for a number of years recognising over 1000 clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers.
And, while some categories like Scottish Athlete of the Year are selected by a panel, others awards are open to nominations from our wider membership – that’s you the clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers.
Winners receive their awards at the Annual Awards Dinner at Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, on 31 October 2015, to recognise their achievement and we are looking for nominations by 21 September.
The categories are: –
We had a record number of nominations last year for the 2014 Annual Awards – with around 70 submissions. Thanks for the support and we would love that kind of response again for the 2015 version!
CLUB OF THE YEAR
Inverclyde AC – impact Club of the Year in 2014
*Track and Field Club of the Year
*Off Track of the Year
*Impact Club of the Year
Track and Field
This Award will recognise the club that has shown a development in track and field. Meet the needs of all athletes at every age and stage of their development, from introduction through to performance. An innovative approach to competition, supporting the athlete gain experience in track and field.
This Award will recognise the club that has shown a development in Off Track events (Hill, Cross-country, Fell, Road). Meet the needs of all athletes at every age and stage of their development, from introduction through to performance. An innovative approach to competition, supporting the athlete gain experience in off-track running.
Impact Club of the Year
This Award will recognise the club that has shown a major impact over the last 12 months. Clubs will be recognised for growth or (retention) of membership, recruitment of volunteers and coaches, development programmes and community impact amongst other areas.
Clubs must be clear on the direct impacts they have demonstrated over the past 12 months
COACH OF THE YEAR
Development Coaches of the Year 2014 – Joyce and Ken Hogg
The coach awards are split by age and stage to recognise the expertise of coaches working at every stage of the athletes’ development. The coach awards are: –
*Children’s Coach (9-12 years)
*Development Coach (12 years +)
These awards recognise the coach who has had an impact in the development and performances of the athletes in their charge.
The coach has demonstrated an understanding of the needs of the athletes at the specific age and how to help the athletes reach their potential. The age bandings listed above are a guide only; as athletes develop at different rates.
Coaches nominated should have shown innovation in their development as coaches and also in the development of the athletes in the past 12 months.
(NB: Only coaches who are in membership of scottishathletics and who are suitably licensed by UKA and Disclosure Checked will be eligible for this category of Awards.)
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Blair Pettigrew of North Ayrshire AC was 2014 Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises the large number of people that are involved in the development of clubs and the people within the clubs. The input of thousands of volunteers is an integral part of athletics and athletics clubs.
EVERY club has people who are working assiduously for the betterment of the club.
Our winning volunteer will have demonstrated a deep commitment to the sport and helped the club in a chosen area over the past 12 months.
OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
The technical team from Glasgow 2014 won Official of the Year last time
PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Partnership of the Year
This award recognises the PARTNERSHIP between clubs and some of the following organisations, local authorities, community organisations and scottishathletics.
The partnership has shown that they work together to develop strong links with all agencies for the betterment of athletics.
Through the development of the partnership, athletes, coaches and volunteers have the ability to further develop their skills. An integrated development plan for the delivery of athletics across the partnership area is essential. A partnership can be local, area or regional.
ALL nominations should be emailed or mailed to Jim.Goldie@scottishathletics.org.uk
Jim Goldie, scottishathletics Ltd., Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh.EH12 9DQ before 12 noon on 21 September 2015.
The Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 31 October at The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.