Welcome to the Northern Ireland Awards.
The Northern Ireland Awards provide an annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our members and the priceless contribution they make to gymnastics across the Home Country.
The purpose of the Awards is to thank and reward clubs and the workforce for their dedication and commitment to the development of gymnasts and gymnastics. It will recognise and celebrate the achievements of the individuals involved in the sport including Coaches, Volunteers, Club Managers, Welfare Officers, Event Organisers, the Education Workforce, Judges, Young Leaders and Gymnasts.
Northern Ireland Awards 2022
Last year we had to adjust how we celebrated the success of the award winners due to the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the current restrictions have eased, the Northern Ireland 2022 Awards will continue in a similar format and will be presented to the winners at their club venues in March 2022. There will be a presentation ceremony in front of their own club community, with photographs shared on our social media channels and the British Gymnastics website.
This is your opportunity to nominate that special person or club that you feel deserves one of the prestigious awards.
More information can be found in the Nomination Pack which can be downloaded here.
Nominations close on Friday 17th December 2021 at 5pm.
Although the awards are being presented in 2022, nominations should recognise activity that has taken place in 2021. Due to the limited gymnastics activity that has been allowed to take place this last year, the eligibility period has been extended to 1st September 2020 – 31st December 2021.
Please Note: The person(s) being nominated must be in good standing with British Gymnastics and Gymnastics Northern Ireland, with no unresolved issues between the individual and governing body/home country committee/technical committees.
If you have any questions regarding the Northern Ireland Awards please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Gymnastics Northern Ireland Awards Categories
Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises an individual18+ who has volunteered their time and enthusiasm to help others enjoy gymnastics. Their contribution is seen as invaluable and their efforts instrumental in the work behind the scenes. It is desirable that individuals are members of British Gymnastics.
Young Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises a young person between the ages of 11 and 18 who has volunteered their time and enthusiasm to help others enjoy gymnastics. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
Please note, shortlisting for volunteer awards will be made on the impact the volunteer has had over and above any coaching roles. Coaching awards are listed below.
Equality and Inclusion in Gymnastics Award
This award recognises an individual or organisation that has demonstrated their ability, commitment and enthusiasm to reducing inequalities and widening access for their community, through an inclusive gymnastics environment for all who want to be involved. To be eligible, individuals and clubs must be members of British Gymnastics.
Young Coach of the Year
This award recognises any full, part-time or volunteer coach aged 25 years or younger who demonstrates passion and enthusiasm to coaching. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
Participation Coach of the Year
This award recognises an individual 25+ who has made an outstanding contribution in getting more people starting, staying, and/or succeeding in local gymnastics through high quality delivery. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
Performance Pathway Coach of the Year (Talent Development and/or Performance Coach)
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the development and progression of gymnasts within the talent development/high performance pools. This award is for coaches working at National and/or International level. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
This award recognises an individual who has delivered a passionate and committed service to the welfare and safeguarding of children within the gymnastics environment. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
Services to Gymnastics Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm to the development of gymnastics at all levels over many years (10+), outside of any coaching roles they’ve performed. To be eligible, individuals must be members of British Gymnastics.
Club of the Year
The Northern Ireland Club of the Year is presented to a British Gymnastics club that provides a quality and enjoyable experience to ALL its members. To be eligible, clubs must be affiliated to British Gymnastics.
Gymnastics Northern Ireland Award Categories
Special Recognition Award
This award recognises an individual or team performance achieved in spite of difficulties and obstacles whether they are physical, financial, social or otherwise. The nominees may include persons who fulfil the role of some, or all of the following: coach, participant, administrator, volunteer and/or team. To be eligible, clubs must be affiliated to Gymnastics Northern Ireland & British Gymnastics, be 11 years old by 31st December 2021 and be a resident in Northern Ireland.