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UK Athletics

Don't miss out on the UKA Annual Awards Dinner

Goldie Sayers presents award
Athletes turn out in force to make awards in the star studded evening
Last chance ......
Time is running out for you to get hold of tickets to what will be a fantastic evening to reflect on the Olympic and Paralympic Year, whilst honouring those dedicated clubs and volunteers in our sport! 


The UK Awards programme is working through  a series of stages that will culminate with the UK Awards Night on Saturday 29 November 2008, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham


Click here for details of the Awards and the format for the evening.


Firstly however – last month’s winners of a pair of tickets to the UKA Awards dinner was James Lawne, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.


To order your tickets for the special evening download the booking form below or contact awardsdinner@ukathletics.org.uk



For your final chance to make sure you don’t miss out on the memorable night, enter our competition below to win a pair of tickets to the dinner.


 Just answer the following question:


Which British Athlete set a new national record in finishing fourth in the women’s javelin final at the Olympic Games?


a) Jo Jackson


b) Lisa Dobriskey


c) Goldie Sayers


 Send your answer in an email to E-inspire@ukathletics.org.uk


Please be sure to include your name, address and a daytime contact number, and mark the subject heading as 'UKA Awards Dinner Tickets Competition'



Ashia Hansen makes an award
The regional winners go through to the National Awards made on the evening

Awards Evening Process


Stage 1


Each Celtic nation and English region are currently making a series of awards from nominations made by the athletics community in the following categories:


Club – with up to four awards for (a) Track and Field, (b) Off Track, (c) Junior and (d) Inclusivity;


Volunteer – with up to three awards for (a) Young Volunteer; (b) Club Volunteer; (c) Services to Club Development;


Official – with up to four awards for (a) Newcomer to Officiating; (b) Off Track Official; (c)Track and Field Official; (d) Services to Officiating.


Coaches – with upto four awards for (a) Participation; (b) Performance; (c) Podium; (d) Services to Coaching Development.


Team / Partnership – with two awards for (a) Local Authority; (b) Athletics Partnership;


Every Nation and Regional winner receives a bottle of Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne as well as other recognition at Award presentation evenings throughout the UK.



Stage 2


Each of the four Home Countries has nominated a candidate in each of the five categories – Club, Official, Volunteer, Coach and Partnership – for UK Awards.


In addition, there will be a series of UK awards based around the Athlete Pathway and the work being done by all areas of the sport around Coaching and Teaching, Competition and the World Class Programme.


These will provide rewards in categories such as:


  • long or meritorious service by, for example, officials and officers;
  • outstanding performance at World Class by a coach and athlete;
  • event specific contributions by athletes, coaches and clubs to the Development of Performance;
  • competitions which are outstandingly successful at raising standards against Power of 10 targets;
  • In the field of Education, individuals using best practice to implement the best possible start on the athlete pathway.


Frank Starkie Award

British Association of Track and Field Leagues (BATFL) are honouring the memory of its former chair Frank Starkie by introducing a new award for club officials called the Frank Starkie Memorial Cup.

Nominations can only be made by clubs, who are members of leagues affiliated to BATFL. Nominees must be a member of a track and field club that competes in “League” athletics. Citations should draw attention to the nominee’s work for the club or league as organiser, official, team manager or helper showing the breadth of tasks and/ or the time they have been carried out.


Where the nominee has delivered great service “against all odds” the challenging circumstances should be described to do justice to the award.” It is intended that this award will be presented alongside other UKA meritorious awards. 



The UK Athletics Awards Dinner will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 29 November 2008. For more information and booking details please contact our event management team on the following email - or download and complete the booking form at the top of this page.


E:  awardsdinner@ukathletics.org.uk