Orienteers sought for Sportscotland Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards

Sportscotland has launched its annual Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards and Scottish Orienteering is encouraging all clubs and individuals to nominate any outstanding people within our sport who should be recognised for their efforts.

The awards recognise the contribution made by outstanding individuals from across the sporting system. If there’s someone from your community, club, school or sport that deserves recognition, here is your chance to nominate them.

This gives the chance to reward coaches, volunteers, officials and projects of all kinds throughout the sport.

While the lifetime awards recognise those who have spent many years supporting sport, the other awards focus on activity completed between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

Winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony at Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 21 November and nominations will close at 12 noon on Monday 2 September.

You can find out more about this year’s categories and criteria below, and follow the links to complete a nomination form.

Find out about the awards:


Find details of all the categories and criteria:


Award Categories:


  • Young coach of the year
  • Young person’s coach of the year
  • Community coach of the year
  • Performance development coach of the year
  • High performance coach of the year
  • Disability coach of the year
  • Coach developer of the year
  • Lifetime achievement in coaching


  • Technical official of the year


  • Young volunteer of the year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Lifetime achievement in volunteering (non-coaching)

Organisation / projects:

  • Coaching for an active life (programme/initiative)
  • Transforming coaching (organisation)