Pathway Coach Recognised for his Achievements at UK Coaching Awards
GB Taekwondo’s Talent Pathway Coach, Siva Ramasamy was named runner up for the Performance Development Coach of the Year Award at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards held in Manchester last night.
Andrew Stewart (Badminton) took the award but in recognition of his work in developing Taekwondo, Siva received special recognition from the judges and a grant matching that of the winner, to invest into his club, Gurumu.
Upon hearing the announcement, London-based Siva said, “It feels great to have been recognised amongst so many talented nominees, it was good to see the wider coaching community all together under one roof.”
He continued, “As coaches we usually put our athletes first and don’t always see the sacrifices we’re making along the way, so it was a good chance to take everything in.”
The news follows success earlier this year for Siva’s club, Gurumu Taekwondo, a GB ‘Talent Club’ who took first place at this year’s National Championships with an impressive 36 medals.