2023 Gallagher Community Coach of the Year

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Nominations for the 2023 Victorian Sport Awards are now closed.

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.


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.

Previous Winners:

2022 Presley Naea Rugby Union
2021 Gary Lasky Lawn Bowls
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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