14 February 2013
UKA has today been shortlisted for the prestigious Governing Body of the Year Award, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, as part of the Official Sport Industry Awards 2013. UKA were the recipients of this award in 2011 and it was won last year by British Triathlon.
45 key figures from across the industry decided on a list of nominees for the 15 award categories based on performance in the sports industry during 2012. Also nominated for the Governing Body of the Year Award are British Cycling, British Horseracing Authority, British Olympic Association, England Hockey and RFL.
Nick Keller, Chairman of the Sport Industry Group, said: “2012 marked a remarkable year for sport in the UK, with London at the heart of it. But what made this past year so memorable is the work that was put in to ensure that success, not just on the track, field, or pool, but online, on TV, on billboards and in stadia. Being named on the Official Shortlist for the Sport Industry Awards is definitive proof that a team, brand or organisation's work has been amongst the very best in its field across an entire year.”
A main judging panel will now decide the winners of each category which will be announced at the Sports Industry Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd May 2013.