“Sport has the power to change lives” says Derby City Council ahead of sports awards sponsorship

Submitted by bwhite on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:18

Behind every sporting success story there is an inspirational manger or coach. Whether it is a team reaching the peak of their sport, or an individual earning an Olympic gold, one thing they’ll always have in common is a coach who has driven them to fulfil their potential. 

These are the individuals Derby Telegraph Sports Awards will be recognising at their ceremony in November with the ‘Manager/Coach of the Year’ award – one of 14 on offer on the night. 

Each category has received the backing of a category sponsor with Derby City Council showing their support for this one. 

Councillor Robin Wood is a Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at the organisation and outlined the impact sport has in the region. 

“Managers and Coaches play a vital role in developing people to reach their potential in sport,” he said.   

“Sport has the power to change lives and with the support and encouragement of a manager or coach, many people will be able to achieve great things. 

“Derby City Council wants to use sport to change lives and with our support we will encourage people to achieve great things.”  

Now nominations are closed for the awards it is down to an independent panel of judges to decide on the category’s three finalists and winner. 

Robin explained the kind of qualities he expects to see in the winning manager or coach.  

“The winner of this category will have played a vital role in supporting an individual or team to achieve great things,” he said. 

“They will have been an integral part to the development of an athlete or team and will have made a significant impact through their coaching skills, style and inspiration.  

“They will have also provided support, encouragement and expertise to enable an athlete or team to attain their goals.” 

The Derby Telegraph Sports Awards will be taking place on Wednesday 6 November at The Roundhouse on.  

With many local businesses involved as event sponsors, Robin highlighted how skills needed to be a success in the world of business translate to the sporting arena.   

“The skills to succeed in sport mirror the skills to achieve in life, identifying a future vision, setting goals and developing plans to achieve them, developing strengths through coaching, teamwork, communication and having the ability to focus and deliver on the things that matter to achieving success.” 

For more information on this year’s awards visit the dedicated website https://derbytelegraphsportsawards.co.uk/  

Or get in touch with Megan Whittaker at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email mwhittaker@championsukplc.com 

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