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UKA Awards Dinner Date Announced

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26 September 2008




UK Athletics today announced that the 2008 Athletics Awards evening, sponsored by Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne, will take place at the on Saturday 29 November 2008.

The awards once again give the national governing body the opportunity to reward and recognise the invaluable input of people from across the athletics community, from coaches to officials, athletes to club volunteers.  


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


Stage 1


Each Celtic nation and English region are in the midst of 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.


For more information on these events you can visit the websites for each Home Nation Athletics body.


A full report on every winner will be available on our website when all awards are concluded and we will be featuring a series of articles about the winners between now and the UK Awards evening.


Stage 2


Each of the four Home Countries will nominate a candidate in each of the five categories – Club, Official, Volunteer, Coach and Partnership – for UK Awards. The deadline for this is imminent - 30 September.


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


E:  awardsdinner@ukathletics.org.uk