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Andrew Pink

The UK's Young Coach of the Year

Andrew Pink is ‘very honoured’ to have named the Young Coach of the Year at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards held in Manchester earlier this month. Sitting with the directors of British Cycling and surrounded by the best coaches in the UK, Andrew found out that he had beaten off 1,000 other competitors in 25 different sports to win the Heather Crouch Award for the Young Coach of the Year. Previous winners at these awards have been Rebecca Adlington and Ben Ainslie.

Andrew, aged 19, left Godalming College in 2014 after completing a BTEC Extended Diploma (equal to 3 A levels) in Sport. He is currently head coach at WyndyMills Junior Cycling Club and coaches at Wheels for All, which helps develop cycling activities for people with differing needs or disabilities. He also volunteers and works with British Cycling and Charlotteville Cycling Club.

Previously Andrew has won awards for British Cycling Young Volunteer of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and the Pat Duffy Young Coaches Award. Later this month he will be attending the National Talent Camp in the role of mentor for young coaches.