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Great coaches selected as finalists for ‘highlight of the year’ awards

UK Coaching is today delighted to reveal the finalists for the UK Coaching Awards 2020.

The showpiece event, seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community, will be held virtually on Thursday, 3 December. The annual awards ceremony aims to recognise the contribution coaches make in transforming lives in communities nationwide – especially poignant this year, against the backdrop of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Four-time Olympian and British Athletics Equality, Diversity and Engagement Lead Donna Fraser OLY, who is a member of this year’s judging panel, said:

"First and foremost, I’d like to pass on my congratulations, on behalf of the panel, to all of the coaches selected as finalists. The breadth of excellent nominations we judged made choosing a shortlist rather difficult. There truly is some amazing coaching work going on out there.

“It’s been a difficult year for us all. The emotional and human cost of the pandemic continues to be felt. The virus has left its mark on the sport and physical activity sector too – almost decimating it. Yet, in its restricted formats, sport and physical activity, and great coaching, has continued. These coaches, in spite of everything, have used their skills to get the very best out of their participants and communities. Well done.”

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