Badminton England National Volunteer & Coach Awards

Overview & Background Information

To recognise the phenomenal work of our voluntary and coaching workforce, Badminton England present three awards annually; the Volunteer of the Year Award, the Geoff Rofe Young Volunteer of the Year Award and the Grassroots Coach of the Year Award (all sponsored by YONEX).

These prestigious titles are awarded to two volunteers and a grassroots coach who have stood out in demonstrating undoubted passion, commitment and dedication to badminton in the last twelve months and had a positive impact and influence on others’ experience within the sport.

Congratulations to the two 2019 Volunteer Award winners:​

  • 2019 Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Imogen Eagles​
  • 2019 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Phil Jones​

Read about Phil & Imogen’s achievements HERE

Congratulations to the two 2020 Volunteer Award winners:​

  • 2020 Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Annie Zhu​
  • 2020 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Melanie Vickery

Read about Melanie & Annie’s achievements HERE

Congratulations to the two 2021 Volunteer Award winners:​

  • 2021 Geoff Rofe Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): William Snell
  • 2021 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Claire Lapworth

Read about Claire & William’s achievements HERE

Congratulations to the three 2022 Volunteer & Coach Award winners:​

  • 2022 Geoff Rofe Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Oscar Butler
  • 2022 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Jess Canfield
  • 2022 Grassroots Coach of the Year: Keith Burns

Read about Oscar, Jess & Keith’s achievements HERE

Congratulations to the three 2023 Volunteer & Coach Award winners:​

  • 2023 Geoff Rofe Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Siân Phillips
  • 2023 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Helen Thornton
  • 2023 Grassroots Coach of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Anna Collis

Read about Siân, Helen & Anna’s achievements HERE

Congratulations to the three 2024 Volunteer & Coach Award winners:​

  • 2024 Geoff Rofe Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Sophie Girgis
  • 2024 Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Thomas Feilding
  • 2024 Grassroots Coach of the Year (sponsored by YONEX): Stephen Kiernan

Read about Sophie, Thomas & Stephen’s achievements HERE

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