Top honour for Charlesworth
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.