Sporting Equals Awards 2023: Coach Ruth Eytle nominated for honour


Popular basketball coach Ruth Eytle has been nominated for a Sporting Equals Award – and public voting is now open.

The Londoner, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Education, and Social Science, is a Level Three basketball coach as well as being qualified to coach football and wheelchair basketball.

She has coached England junior teams and in Basketball England’s Aspire programme and runs Activities 4 U, the popular HoopsB4Work – a weekly adults recreational basketball programme in Central and South London – and coaches the London All Stars women’s team.

Eytle, who recently spoke to BE about her desire to be a role model for female coaches, has been nominated in the Coach of the Year category along side Darren Moore (football) and Leon Baptiste (athletics).

How to vote

For the past two months Sporting Equals has received hundreds of nominations for ethnically diverse sports people and communities. We have read inspirational stories of people making a difference locally, individuals using their platform for change and athletes and coaches who have delivered on the highest stage.

Over the past week an expert panel of judges has whittled those hundreds of nominations down to three shortlisted per category.

These categories are open now for voting. The voting process is a combination of both expert judges and the public, with the judging panel weighted 40% of the over all vote and the public 60%. This means that the public influence on the outcome is key.

You can vote now via the Sporting Equals website. Voting closes on 6 October at 23:59. 

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