Coach & Volunteer Academy Awards 2023
This year's Coach & Volunteer Academy Awards will spend 'A Night In The Stars', where we will thank our volunteers for their commitment and achievements throughout this academic year!
A Night In The Stars
We are excited to announce our theme for this years awards is A Night In The Stars. We will be spending the evening at our new location of Holywell Park Conference Centre, where we will celebrate the contribution and commitment volunteers make to sport on campus and the community.
When nominating a volunteer please describe how they meet the criteria listed below for the award they are being nominated for as this will increase the strength of the nomination.
Awards for Nomination
Tim Garfield Award For Outstanding Contribution To Loughborough Sport
Tim Garfield Award
|A prestigious award to the student volunteer who has championed the values of Loughborough Sport and gone above and beyond within their role throughout their time at Loughborough|
|Criteria 1:||An individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Loughborough Sport throughout their time at the University|
|Criteria 2:||An individual who has shown tireless commitment to supporting their programme / sport as well as other volunteers and continuously embraced opportunties to develop themselves and learn from others|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has acted as a role model, who has led other volunteers and been committed to making a difference|
Team Of The Year
Team Of The Year
|This award recognises the exceptional contribution a team has made to their sport or programme throughout the academic year|
|Criteria 1:||A team who have demonstrated collaborative working that recognises and gives the opportunitiy for everyone to contribute and feel valued|
|Criteria 2:||Has had a clear vision/purpose on what they want to achieve for their programme/sport and have taken steps to achieve that|
|Criteria 3:||A team who have made a long-lasting impact for their programme/sport
Sport Coordinator Of The Year
Sport Coordinator Of The Year
|This award recognises all volunteers who aid in leading and coordinating the Loughborough Sport offer. This could include an individual working within a committee / exec role, coordinating within the IMS programme, or a Hub manager who has achieved success over the academic year.|
|Criteria 1:||An individual who has demonstrated exceptional teamwork and leadership skills
|Criteria 2:||An individual who has made significant impact in their role, acting as a role model for other volunteers. Who has developed themselves, their peers and the programme in which they're volunteering|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has worked to develop an inclusive environment within their programme- having an open mind-set and a willingness to adapt|
|The Unsung Hero award recognises a student who has positively influenced a programme or sport from behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a commitment to excellence|
|Criteria 1:||An individual who goes above and beyond without needing praise or recognition|
|Criteria 2:||A reliable and committted individual who always 'shows up' and delivers|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who is selfless and puts the needs of others ahead of their own and goes above and beyond to support others|
Media, Marketing and Communications Volunteer Of The Year
Media, Marketing and Communcations Volunteer of the Year
|Awarded to the student media volunteer who has contributed to raising the reputation and profile of a Loughborough Sport Programme, going above and beyond within their role this academic year|
|Criteria 1:||An individual in a formal sports media role within a Loughborough Sport Programme/Sport|
|Criteria 2:||An individual who has considerably raised the reputation and profile of their porgramme/sport (e.g increased follower count, engagement etc)|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has taken steps to develop their knowledge and skills within sports media|
Official Of The Year
Official of the Year
|Awarded to the student volunteer official who has gone above and beyond within their role this academic year.|
|Criteria 1:||This official has challenged themselves and has officiated with the highest standards to the best of their ability|
|Criteria 2:||The individual has shown skill and creativity in challenging situations and has also shown they can help others in challenging scenarios.|
|Criteria 3:||This official has been committed to becoming a master of their craft and has been tireless in looking to improve on their skills|
Recreational Sport Volunteer Of The Year
Recreational Sport Volunteer of the Year
|This award recognises the exceptional contribution an individual has made to the recreational offer on campus.|
|Criteria 1:||The individual must have had a formal role under the Recreational Sport Programme.|
|Criteria 2:||Has demonstrated a passion for getting people involved and developing the Recreational Sport Offer/Programme.|
|Criteria 3:||Has made an extraordinary effort toward the Recreational Sport Offer/Programme, e.g. excellence in upholding our ethos, contributing to the wider programme|
Event Management Volunteer Of The Year
Event Management Volunteer of the Year
|Awarded to the student events volunteer who has given substantially and gone above and beyond within their role to support the events Loughborough Sport hosts each year|
|Criteria 1:||An individual who is consistently volunteering in Loughborough Sport Events across the academic year|
|Criteria 2:||An individual who has demonstrated positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout their volunteering role|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has demonstrated strong relationship building and communication with staff, volunteers and event participants|
Performance Support Volunteer Of The Year
Performance Support Volunteer of the Year
|Awarded to the Performance Support Volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and gone above and beyond in their role this acadmeic year|
|Criteria 1:||An individual in a formal role within Performance Support (such as Performance Analysis, S&C, etc)working with a Loughborough Sport Programme/Sport|
|Criteria 2:||A reliable, trustworthy, proactive individual with the ability to work independently as well as within an inter-disciplinary team|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has taken steps to develop their knowledge and skills within their chosen discipline and beyond
Coach Of The Year
Coach of the Year
|Awarded to the student volunteer coach for outstanding commitment and who has gone above and beyond within their role this academic year.|
|Criteria 1:||An individual who has achieved and shown excellence and endeavour in their coaching practise, whilst also showing leadership qualities for both players / athletes and other coaches.|
|Criteria 2:||An individual who has looked to excel in their sport and educate themselves about their field to an excellent standard.|
|Criteria 3:||An individual who has been creative and has delivered their coaching programme to an excellent standard.|
If you've got any questions about the awards please refer to our FAQs below, or contact our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How will I know if I have been shortlisted for an award?
Any volunteer who has been shortlisted for an award will receive an invitation to the awards via email with a notification that they've be shortlisted for an award.
Who can nominate someone for an award?
Anyone hosting or working with volunteers internally on campus or externally in the communtiy can nominate a volunteer. Additionally, any current volunteer could nominate another volunteer, or nominate themselves for an award as part of a team.
What should I put in a nomination and how much should I write?
Your nomination should articulate the contibution the volunteer has made in their role, you could include how many hours they've contributed and the impact they've had on your club or within your programme for example. You should also detail how they have achieved the criteria listed for the award you are nominating them for.
When do nominations open and close?
Nominations open on the 6th of February at 9am and close on the 24th of March at 9am.
Can a placement student be nominated?
As long as they have a placement within Loughborough Sport, then they can be nominated for an award.