The BCAB Coaching Podcast has won the 2023 UK Coaching Awards for Coaching Podcast of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the British Canoeing Awarding Body Coaching Podcast won the award for Coaching Podcast of the year!

On 5 December 2023, at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, the coaching community came together for the UK Coaching Awards to celebrate and acknowledge the immense difference they make.

In a night filled with celebration, UK Coaching not only acknowledged the significant achievements of ten award recipients but also honoured renowned FA children’s coach Peter Sturgess, the esteemed coaches of Lioness Lucy Bronze MBE, and the exceptional leadership of Great Coaching Moment winner, England Wheelchair Rugby League head coach Tom Coyd MBE.

British Canoeing were represented by Helena Russo and Debbie Thompson, who were both thrilled to win the award, stating:

“We are a bit star struck, it is an honour, there is a lot of work that goes behind the scenes that go into this and with every episode we feel really proud and happy to be recognised.

“It is incredibly important to celebrate coaches, because they are often there in the background with people mainly focusing on the athletes and the physical participation of people doing the sport.

“Coaches need support as they are giving so much of themselves and so the idea of a coaching podcast is that support for the coaches who are then supporting their participants.

“It also celebrates lot of different coaches and something we have tried to do in recent series of the podcast is to represent lots of different coaches from different backgrounds, disciplines and experiences.”

The UK Coaching Awards is a national celebration event, regarded as the most prestigious within the coaching community and created to celebrate the remarkable contributions coaches make – from delivering high quality and technical coaching, to supporting participants both physically and mentally.

Have a listen to The Coaching Podcast. Topics are ranging from coaching philosophy to discipline specific expertise; inclusive coaching to developing coaching skills; mental health to insights into the British Canoeing world class programme. 

For a full list of all the winners go to the UK Coaching website.