British Cycling has received nominations in three categories for the annual UK Coaching Awards.
The awards, which take place on November 29th, aim to honour those in the sports coaching industry, and organisations that have demonstrated outstanding success over the past 12 months.
The head coach of the Great British Cycling Team, Ian Dyer was shortlisted in the High-Performance Coach of the Year category, following the success enjoyed by British riders at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and Paralympic Games.
“I’m really honoured to be nominated and really proud to be a British Cycling coach in amongst those other nominations. More than anything else I’m part of a great coaching team here at British Cycling and I’m really just representative of everybody that’s been part of the performances we’ve seen this year,” commented Dyer.
In addition to the nomination for Coach of the Year, British Cycling was also selected for both the National Governing Body of the Year category, an award which it won in both 2013 and 2015, and a shortlisting for Jessie Ansell in the the Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year award category
British Cycling’s director of coaching, education and development, John Mills, said: “British Cycling is delighted to be shortlisted for the NGB of the year for the fourth year running. This recognition highlights the fantastic work of all the team in coaching and education to support coaches and deliver the best experience for their riders, whilst consistently enabling the development of riders for the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.
“The coach development programme has evolved over the past four years to keep pace with modern technology and learning principles. It is continuing to see unprecedented demand for its world leading coach education and development programmes.
“It is also fantastic to see the efforts of Jessie Ansell recognised. We have a really successful pathway for Young Volunteers and Jessie epitomises this. Her passion and enthusiasm for cycling is second-to-none and despite her young age Jessie’s contribution to the sport has been outstanding.”