Ever wondered how our top Welsh sporting talent got to where they are? Behind every sport star is a
team of people and experiences that have helped shape them.
This award recognises the contribution that coaches have made to assist a Welsh athlete from the start of their sporting journey to the very top of their sport.
It looks at the impact they have created along the way both on the athlete and on the wider sport or sports.
*This award is to be decided by a panel of experts
The Coaching Chain will be awarded to an athlete who has achieved a significant sporting achievement between 1st Sept 2018 and 31st August 2019, and is from Wales or who lives permanently in Wales.
We’re in the business of winning medals, but HOW is just as important. Winners of the Coaching Chain award could demonstrate:
• creating environments and partnerships that help the athlete thrive
• a holistic approach to athlete development (considering the person-first)
• a collaborative, long-term approach
• a ‘journey’ or ‘chain’ that identifies the goals of the athlete and provides bespoke environments