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Written by CT   

More national recognition inc Gold Mussabini Coaching Award

Last night Jenny Archer, who coached David Weir to four gold medals in London, was voted Coach of the Year at the Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year awards. She has also been nominated for High Performance Coach of the Year in the 2012 UK Coach Awards which take place on 20th November.

David Weir has been voted British Paralympic Athlete of the Year for 2012 by athletics fans across the country, “It’s a great honour to have been voted British Paralympic Athlete of the Year, especially considering that Great Britain had a number of athletes that won gold medals and performed so well in London. It’s been such a great year for me and my success at the Paralympics is something that I will always remember. To have my performances recognised by athletics fans across the country is a great way to end the year.”

He has also won the Athletics Sports Writers of the Year Special Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Paralympic Athlete, a category introduced by the athletics writers to mark the success of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

David has been nominated for the Sports Journalists’ Association Sports Man of the Year Awards, he is the only male Paralympic Athlete to be nominated. Awards will be announced on the 6th December.

Further report from Camilla Thrush:

Just thought I would share some good news with you. Last night Jenny was awarded a Gold Mussabini Coaching Medal at the Sports Coach UK awards. The medals were presented to coaches honoured in the UK Coaching Hall of Fame 2012. Jenny was nominated in the High Performance section of the awards.

This is a really nice link for the Club as the medals are given in the name of  Scipio (Sam) Mussabini who, as you will have read in the last newsletter, was appointed as full time coach by Polytechnic Harriers from 1912 until 1927, apart from the War years and coached Polytechnic athletes to a number of Olympic medals.

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