Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards

17th May 2019

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards

Providing a platform to recognise and reward those special individuals and clubs who go the extra mile to create a fantastic environment and experience for volleyball in England, the 2019 edition of the annual awards are open for nominations.

Inviting submissions across nine established award categories and one new safeguarding award, the winners will take centre stage at the Club Conference and AGM on Saturday 27th July, where they will be presented with their award on a bustling day for volleyball activity.

With the deadline for nominations falling on Monday 24th June, there are just over five weeks to reflect on the last 12 months and identify which people and clubs have made a great contribution to volleyball in England.

The full Volleyball England 2019 annual awards categories are as follows:

  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Young Official of the Year
  • Referee of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Long Service Award
  • HEVO of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Serena Morten Safeguarding Award

Have someone or a club in mind?

A full list of the category descriptors can be read here or as part of the nomination form here – this will help you to write a nomination that really shows why the person or club deserves the award. Judged by a panel, who will score each nomination based on the award criteria, remember to include as much detail as possible as the panel will only be able to make a decision based on the information provided.

Looking for inspiration on how to begin?

It can be hard to know where to start. You have a person or club in mind who are a perfect fit for an award, but you just don’t know how to do them justice on paper.

One place to begin can be taking a look back at extracts from the winners stories in 2017 or 2018 for inspiration on how to get your nomination off to a flying start.

Another tip is to give specific examples of how an individual or club has made an impact. For instance, if you are putting forward a volunteer who is really helpful and dedicated to a club, try to include real examples or stories of when, where, how and why they’ve been helpful and dedicated – the more the panel gets to know, the better!

New safeguarding award

Caring, approachable, dedicated; Serena Morten was a stalwart of the volleyball community and highly experienced volunteer Welfare Officer with Volleyball England. A true champion of safeguarding and the welfare of young people, this new safeguarding award for 2019 is named in her memory.

Visit the annual awards webpage to find out more, including a list of previous winners or submit nominations across the ten categories by Monday 24th June.

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards