The Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards 2021


Lycetts are delighted to be continuing our support of the Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards which celebrates the training yards that have a strong team ethos

In partnership with The National Trainers Federation (NTF) we  are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards.

Entries open on Monday 17th May 2021 and will close on Wednesday 30th June 2021. Winners will be invited to a prize giving and hospitality event at Sandown Park Racecourse on 15th September 2021, hosted by the NTF and Lycetts Insurance Brokers.

We are delighted to be supporting the Lycetts Leadership and Team Champions Awards for the fourth year running. I encourage every trainer and their teams to enter and let’s celebrate all the wonderful people and teams that make our racing industry the world’s most prestigious destination.We all look forward to understanding the best practices yards up and down the country operate to achieve top level leadership and team ethos.
Piers Plunket, Divisional Director, Lycetts

The Awards will again celebrate racehorse training yards which cultivate the best team ethos, exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and demonstrate innovative approaches to management. This year there are three Awards categories.

Lycetts Team Champions Award

This year, the award provides an opportunity for racing staff to tell us about their team and to gain the recognition they deserve. The Lycetts Team Champions Award is recognising and celebrating the best teams on racehorse training yards, regardless of the size of the yard and from the staff’s perspective. A £4000 prize awaits the winning team.

Watch the video for more info about the Lycetts Team Champions Award

Lycetts Leadership Award

There are four sections that make up the Lycetts Leadership Award and Excellence Awards. These sections are based on The Winning Approach, a set of industry standards in management and employment practices. Trainers can enter just one or multiple sections and the entry process has been further simplified this year.

A £4000 prize awaits the winning Trainer for their yard.

The Excellence Awards are kindly sponsored by George Smith Horseboxes.

Farm & Stable Award for Innovation & Wellbeing

This award is an opportunity for Trainers and their teams to demonstrate how innovative approaches to management and well-being benefit the whole yard and also contribute to its success.

The winning Trainer & their team will win £2,000 of products from the range at Farm & Stable. Runners up will win fabulous prizes too.

How to enter

To  enter the Lycetts Team Champions Award, log in or sign up to the Racing Groom members hub (which is free to do) and head straight to

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