Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:23

Prina Karia wins Community Coach of the Year at UK Coaching Awards!

Eleven prizes were awarded at the prestigious annual celebration of Great Coaching – the UK Coaching Awards, which were hosted virtually by Olympian and broadcaster Jeanette Kwakye on Thursday, 3 December.

The awards showcase the diverse work of coaches, projects and organisations, making a huge difference to the health and happiness of the nation, especially against the backdrop of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The showpiece event, seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community, was held virtually on Thursday 3rd December. The annual awards ceremony aims to recognise the contribution coaches make in transforming live in communities nationwide - especially poignant this year, against the back drop of the coronavirus pandemic.

Prina Karia, a Badminton Coach from Leicester was amongst 3 finalists in the category.

From delivering beginner sessions to engage people in the sport to working with people with learning disabilities, Prina is passionate about empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to try badminton.

In her fun and inclusive sessions, Prina creates a rich learning environment where everyone is encouraged and supported to reach goals unique to themselves and their development.

Prina's first-hand experience of the stigmas associated with women's sport increased her determination to compete in international leagues at a Division One standard in badminton. She now offers ladies-only sessions to help other women realise their aspirations outside of established traditions. A fantastic role model, her efforts have changed the views of many in her community.

She has also developed a relationship with Badminton England and delivers weekly sessions of Women's Para badminton.

In line with the growing global concern over mental health and well-being, Prina has completed a Mental Health Awareness course and a course on dementia to better support participants.

Man-of-the-moment Marcus Rashford's coaches were also honoured at the awards.

(Source & Image: UK Coaching)

(Prina pictured centre with some participants of her ladies-only badminton sessions.)

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