Nine coaches have been presented with an award in recognition of being a ‘Brilliant Coach’.
The coaches were awarded the ‘My Coach is Brilliant Award’ certificate at the Lincolnshire Coaches Network Evening.
Lincolnshire Sports Partnership received nine nominations for the ‘My Coach is Brilliant Award’, which lets members of clubs show their appreciation of their coach.
Lizzie Couling, Coach Development Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “We had a great response for the nomination process and we’re delighted that so many people out there value their coach or instructor. The coaches can be really proud of what they have achieved.”
Nominations will be sought for Lincolnshire Coaches Week 2013 over the next 12 months. For any other information about Lincolnshire Coaches Network, contact Lizzie Couling on 01522 585 580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The nine nominated Brilliant Coaches were recognised through the presentation of a certificate. The three coaches who received the most votes also received a manuscript of reasons why they had been nominated and voted for.
Cilla Westley instructs her students; who are from all walks of life and from a variety of ages, in T’ai Chi and Fen Shou. Her classes are made up of beginners, intermediate and advanced students; all of which benefit from the friendly atmosphere.
Paul McCarthy coaches at the Laffletic Club (Adapted Sports for children with a disability) in Sleaford. Paul adapts the sports/activities to suit the athletes with a variety of additional needs so that everyone can be involved in the session (including parents and carers). The sessions that Paul delivers are very energetic, fun and lots of learning takes place.
Terry Ducker coaches at North End Archers (Boston). Terry provides excellent information, advice and guidance based on the numerous coaching and training sessions he attends. Terry is friendly and easy to talk to.
Vince Gilman-Abel coaches at City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club. He is firm but fair throughout the sessions and makes athletes laugh so that they enjoy the training sessions.
Jez Noonan coaches at City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club. Despite his grumpy and scary exterior, Jez has a heart of gold and good sense of humour. Because he understands his athletes Jez makes the sessions fun and ensures the athletes are performing. Jez treats all athletes equally, which leads to him being respected.
Nigel Oldham coaches to get the most out of his performers, both in training sessions and cheering and providing advice at competitions. Nigel is very dedicated, patient, kind, gentle, fun, and always has a smile on his face. Nigel was one of the three coaches who received the most votes.
Joff Burr coaches at Lincoln Gymnastics Club. Joff’s coaching sessions are fun and hard work, due to his good sense of humour and Joff’s high expectations of his athletes. Joff puts a lot of hours into his planning and delivery of his coach’s sessions.
Emma Hall coaches at Lincoln Gymnastics Club. Emma provides excellent demonstrations which the athletes enjoy seeing. Emma is kind, patient and makes the sessions great fun.
Russ Prosser coaches at the Nene Valley Harriers. He coaches athletics and cross-country for schools, clubs and county squads. As well as coaching at training sessions, Russ also coaches during various competitions (some of which he has organised). Russ encourages novices to be involved, and develops performance from more experienced athletes. Russ is a fantastically generous and supportive person and coach. Russ was one of the three coaches who received the most votes.