1st Dec 2011
The UK Coach of the Year 2011 was announced as Andy Flower, the England cricket coach. During the year, the England team won the summer Test series over India to become the number one Test team in the world. Led by Andy, they also won their first Ashes series in Australia for over 20 years, and defeated Sri Lanka in test matches and India in one day matches.
Athletics legend Malcolm Arnold collected a Lifetime Achievement Award for over 40 years of coaching success. His most recent success was Dai Greene in the 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships, adding to previous medal success with Colin Jackson, Jason Gardner and over 60 more medal winners!
Coaching Intervention of the Year was deemed by the judges to be the AEGON Schools Tennis Programme. In two and a half years, AEGON Schools Tennis has given out 753,900 tennis balls, 376,950 tennis rackets and 12,565 AEGON Schools Tennis kits!
UK Athletics/England Athletics were named Governing Body of the Year in recognition of "their comprehensive, researched, innovative and joined-up approach to the development of a cohesive, well functioning coaching system".
Here's the full list of 2011 UK Coaching Awards Winners: