These awards are to celebrate the contributions by volunteers and coaches who are involved in paddlesport across Scotland. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the great work they do.
This year we are introducing two new categories for recognition - Young Volunteer Award and Impact on Equality and Diversity Award, hopefully recognising even more of those willing people going that extra mile.
Do you know someone who goes way beyond the call of duty and all in the name of Paddlesports? If so, you can nominate them for one of the categories listed below. Nominating these individuals will ensure they receive recognition for the difference they make.
If you would like to nominate a club or person for one of these awards please complete a Nomination Form (available at the bottom of this page). The Deadline for nominations is the 14th September, with the Winners being invited to an informal awards ceremony on evening of 17th November, at the Well Run Clubs Conference at National Centre Inverclyde.
The Willing Hands Quaich
This award recognises outstanding service to our sport, and provides an opportunity for you to nominate someone, who acts in a voluntary capacity, and makes a significant contribution to the sport. This could be a coach, paddler or club member. The nominees can be anyone in the paddling community.
Young Volunteer Award
This new award recognises a young person who is under 19 on 1st January 2018 who commits time and effort to the club, centre or community throughout the year in one or more unpaid roles. Consider young people who volunteer behind the scenes as well as those who have made the successful step on a coaching/leadership pathway. The nominee must be an SCA member.
Andy Jackson Award for Contribution to Access and Environment
This award is open to those who have achieved great things working to improve/preserve access and/or conserve the canoeing environment. Do you know someone who e.g. maintains good relations with local landowners or other water users? The nominees can be anyone in the paddling community.
Impact on Equality and Diversity Award
This new award seeks is for an individual or a group who have made a difference to make paddlesport more accessible to all, increasing opportunities for under-represented groups to participate. The nominees can be anyone in the paddling community.
Volunteer Coach of the Year
This award is for coaches who give up their free time (and who don’t coach for a living) – working within schools, clubs, youth groups, volunteer groups etc. They pass on skills and knowledge, and encourage others to have a go and improve their paddling. The nominee must be an SCA member.
Professional Coach of the Year
This award for someone who coaches for a living, but always goes that extra mile (main source of employment is in coaching). The nominee must be an SCA member.
Youth Coach of the Year
The award is for a volunteer coach that dedicates much of their time to the development of junior paddlers. They can be a coach of any age! The nominee must be an SCA member.
Club of the Year
This award acknowledges the fantastic work being carried out in clubs across Scotland. Club of the year is open to all SCA affiliated clubs and the winning club will receive £50 towards their next affiliation fee. The winner will be selected by considering what the club does, how well the club is organised, connected, promoted and its plans for the future. Individual members, club members or regional officers are welcome to nominate any affiliated club they think deserves to win.