2016 My Sport Live Victorian Community Coach of the Year
Hussain Hanif - Cricket
Hussain’s work with both females and males with intellectual disabilities in Melbourne’s Western suburbs goes beyond coaching and getting them involved in sport. He’s become a mentor and role model to his players, some of who have grown up in broken families. As well as teaching them batting and bowling techniques, Hussain also provides them with comfort and trust, a shoulder to lean on and ear to listen. Hussain started the program when he was a volunteer junior coordinator at the cricket club looking after junior teams and playing senior cricket. The social and team environment created by the cricket club program has also helped several older players to get back in to work and study.
Ron Smith, Media Communications, Vicsport – Mobile: 0417 329 201