2023 Gallagher Community Coach of the Year

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Nominations for the 2023 Victorian Sport Awards are now open until 11.59pm 1 March.

This award is open to Victorian community sporting coaches who have made a significant contribution to their club and/or association/district. This award recognises the exceptional contribution made by a Victorian community sporting coach during 2023, either on or off the sporting field, with a focus on improving community sport through encouraging participation, fairness, integrity and making sport more welcoming, safe and inclusive.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to be considered in this category, the nominee must:

  • Be an accredited Coach under the recognised National or State Sporting body
  • Coach Victorian athletes(s) or a team competing at club and/or association/district level
  • Nominations are open to both paid and unpaid coaches

Selection Criteria:

  1. Coach at a club and/or association/district level
  2. Demonstrated achievement to make their team/club welcoming, safe and inclusive
  3. A role model for their athletes – setting a positive example
  4. Demonstrated commitment to continuous training and learning

Selection Process & Voting:

For all information regarding selection and voting processes, return to the 2023 nominations information page here.

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Eligibility

All nominees for the Victorian Sport Awards will be required to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

All nominees must be considered as a Victorian in order to be eligible for any award.

To be considered as a Victorian, your nominee must fulfill either requirement (1) OR (2). Please “tick” the criteria below as relevant to your nominee:


Nominee Selection Criteria

The Community Coach of the Year Award is intended for Victorian sporting coaches who have made a significant contribution to their club and/or association/district. This award recognises the exceptional contribution made by a Victorian community sporting coach during 2023, either on or off the sporting field, with a focus on improving community sport through encouraging participation, fairness, integrity and making sport more welcoming, safe and inclusive. Please select the appropriate boxes below and answer each question in 100 words or less (note: submissions over 100 words per response may not be accepted).

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2022 Presley Naea Rugby Union
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2020 N/A N/A
2019 Hannah Every-Hall Rowing
2018 Wes Canny Rowing
2017 David Hickman Basketball
2016 Hussain Hanif Cricket
2015 Peter Mair Southern Netball League
2014 Sue Sofarnos Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club

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