Throughout the year, BASC also makes a number of Rising Star Awards to athletes who are not on funding and who have made a special performance at major championships. Special performances include personal bests or qualifying for the final at that championship. Awards are made by the BASC Committee, and winners also receive a cheque for £250
Jade Lally received her Rising Star Award from BASC committee member Chris Bradford for her performance in the discus throw at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.
Jade threw 60.29m to take 7th place - the best performance by a British female discus thrower in the European Championships. This followed a run of 60m plus throws including a personal best of 65.10m in Australia in February, some five metres further then in any previous year.