Top hon­our for Charlesworth

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

FOR­MER Aus­tralian hockey coach Ric Charlesworth was last night named Coach of the Year at the ANZ Sport Star Awards.

Charlesworth led the Kook­abur­ras in their suc­cess­ful world cham­pi­onship de­fence against the Nether­lands.

Charlesworth started the year by coach­ing the Kook­abur­ras to a world num­ber one rank­ing fol­low­ing the Hero Hockey World League Fi­nal.

The team then won the Azlan Shah Cup for the sev­enth time lead­ing up to the Hockey World Cup where the Kook­abur­ras went through the tour­na­ment un­de­feated.

Charlesworth re­signed as coach with World Cup and Com­mon­wealth Games ti­tles, an Olympic bronze medal and four Cham­pion Trophy gold medals to his name.

Ric Charlesworth was named Coach of the Year at the ANZ Sport Star Awards.

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