UK’s finest coaching moment open to public vote

UK Coaching has officially opened a public vote for the Great Coaching Moment of the Year award category as part of its UK Coaching Awards.

New for 2018, the Great Coaching Moment celebrates an iconic sporting moment form the past 12 months, when a coach’s support and guidance really paid off.

Tracey Neville’s historic gold with the Vitality Roses as they beat home favourites and world champions Australia at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been shortlisted in the category along with Gareth Southgate for his country-unifying exploits with the England football team at the FIFA World Cup in Russia and Kris Stafford, Stephen Quinn and Harrison Marshall, who masterminded Yorkshire’s Old Otliensians’ greatest day by winning the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham.

The public vote, which closes on Thursday 29 November at the 2018 UK Coaching Awards, is open to everyone to recognise their favourite of the three coaching moments. Votes can be placed on the UK Coaching website at

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England Netball Head Coach Tracey Neville MBE said:

“I am absolutely honored to be shortlisted along with very experienced coaches. Coaching is now more than a job but a way of life for me, it has grown me as a person and given me once in a lifetime experiences. Coaching challenges me on a daily basis to be better than myself and support a talented group of athletes and staff who strive to be world class.

“When you talk about achieving your dreams, the Commonwealth Games was where my dream was made. The minute the shot went in it felt like the beginning of a glorious journey for the Roses and a long time coming.”

UK Coaching’s Director of Coaching, Emma Atkins said:

“Great coaching produces incredible results on a daily basis, bringing so many, societal and health benefits – but it also produces unforgettable moments such as these. It is great to see a range of coaching moments being celebrated from local to international level. We encourage the public to vote on who they think should claim the inaugural Great Coaching Moment title from our three fantastic finalists.”

Who wins? You decide. Cast your vote at

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