2016 My Sport Live Victorian Coach of the Year
Luke Beveridge - Australian Rules Football
Luke led the Western Bulldogs to one of the most inspirational and widely celebrated victories in Australian Rules Football history when his team beat the Sydney Swans in the 2016 Grand Final, their second premiership breaking a 62 year drought. The victory was admirable because many of Beveridge’s players, including Captain Robert Murphy, endured injuries throughout the season. The Bulldogs' journey to premiership glory started with them finishing seventh in the home and away season and as outside contenders. But Beveridge kept his players focused and determined through the finals series, including two interstate games, and through a hard-fought Grand Final.
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