London Blitz’s Adrian Klemens has been nominated for the UK Coaching Award Community Coach Of The Year, particularly for his work with the highly successful London Blitz and Dynamic Sports Academy player development programmes.
Announced in October, Coach Klemens is one of three coaches up for the Community Coach of the Year category, with the eventual winners decided by a panel of judges later this month.
The awards seek to recognise great coaching achievements over the last 12 months, which for Coach Klemens include the Blitz’ second-straight U19s National Championship, won in convincing fashion against the Manchester Titans earlier this year.
Coach Klemens told DblCoverage.com:
Getting American Football coaching recognised at a UK level is exciting and hopefully raises the profile of the great work many coaches are doing around the country.
After winning the London Sport Awards Volunteer Coach of the Year earlier in 2018, the outcome was fantastic, with the organisations I work with getting a lot more recognition, which in turn led to more assistance and further funding.
Obviously, I don’t work in isolation in any of these organisations, and I want to thank everyone I work with for their incredible efforts that have led us to achieve what we have.”
Hosted by UK Coaching, the showpiece annual event is seen as one of the most prestigious by the coaching community and will be held at The HAC, City of London on Thursday 29 November.