Celebrating our coaches
Around 170 coaches from more than 26 sports attended the annual night-of-nights for Western Australian coaches – the 2012 Industry Sports Coaches Awards.
02 July 2012
Organised by the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), the awards recognise and reward coaches’ outstanding contribution and commitment to sport in Western Australia in community and high performance categories. Master of Ceremonies was Tim Gossage.
Each sport had the opportunity to put forward their High Performance Coach of the Year and Community Coach of the Year, and those chosen for the honour were acknowledged at the dinner in front of their peers.
DSR People Development Project Officer Aaron Morse said the contribution of sports coaches to our state was significant.
“Whether it be at the community or high performance level, coaches act as mentors and have the potential to positively influence athletes and participants and, importantly, their success and enjoyment of sport,” Mr Morse said.
“It is so important that we recognise and celebrate the achievements of coaches, who contribute so much to our state and its communities – sport wouldn’t happen without them.”
Five coaches recognised with awards shared their stories through an on-stage interview: Lachlan Stevens (Western Warriors Head Coach), Craig O'Reilly (Perth Thundersticks), Vicki Delves (Triathlon), Justin ‘JR’ Rogers (Gridiron) and Michael Hyde (petanque).
“The interviews gave us an insight into coaching at both the high performance and community levels and the coaches’ journeys in both of these areas,” Mr Morse said. “It was a great night and our congratulations to all the Coaches of the Year on their well-deserved recognition.”
The winners are ...
||Michelle Harris||Arthur Maskos|
|Badminton||Kim Rodgers||Nick Kidd|
||Craig Bartlett||Andy Stewart|
|Boxing||Barry Fisher Rasmussen|
||Mike Norman||Andrew Jackson|
||Nellandra Henry||Philippa Collier|
|Football West||Luke Jurcevic||Kenny Lowe|
|Gaelic Athletics||Gerry Crowley||Clodagh Glynn|
|Gridiron West||Justin “JR” Rogers|
|Gymnastics||Karen Gilgallon||Martine George & Nicola Lapchine|
|Hockey||Rodney Johnston||Chris O'Reilly|
|Masters Swimming||Pamela Badani|
|Netball||Sally Ironmonger||Jon Fletcher|
|Petanque||Michael Hyde||Joe Gaudenti|
|Pony Club||Judy Rose||Deborah Spencer|
|Tennis West||David Kerr|
||Andrew Ridley||Leigh Buchan|
|Swimming||Jacinta Sampey||Matt Magee|
|Triathlon WA||Vicki Delves||Grant Landers|
|Water Polo||Peter Symons||