sportscotland COV Awards: Nominations Open!

sportscotland Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering (COV) Awards are back for 2023!

It was certainly an inspiring and deserving moment last year when Rajani Tyagi was awarded Community Club Coach of the Year at the COV Awards.

To build on this achievement of recognising key people within the badminton community, we want YOU to continue the momentum and put in a nomination for this years awards – it could be a coach, official or volunteer who you think goes above and beyond within our sport!

Please see the below from sportscotland:

We’re looking forward to celebrating incredible coaches, officials and volunteers who are making a difference to sport in Scotland. If you know someone who’s made a positive impact on their sport, club, school or community in one of these roles, the COV Awards are a chance to recognise their invaluable contribution.

This has been another busy year for coaches, officials, and volunteers in our schools, clubs, hubs and performance environments. Nominating in the COV Awards is an opportunity to recognise and thank your coaches, officials or volunteers, as well as raise the profile of your sport, club, school or organisation. All nominees will be contacted to thank them for their hard work and contribution. Our winners will be recognised within their local setting as well as at our COV awards ceremony in November and profiled in short films and articles shared across sportscotland channels.

sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards



  • Young Coach of the Year
  • School Sport Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Disability Sport Coach of the Year
  • Performance Pathway Coach of the Year
  • Coach Developer of the Year
  • High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Young Official of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year​
  • Lifetime Contribution Award

Categories and Criteria

Nomination form

Got a question?

Check our FAQ’s but if you are still unsure then please contact