COACH OF THE YEAR
Nominated by Matamata College Kilham coached the NZ Secondary Schools Girlsw Volleyball team, who defeated a Australian schools selection in a one off test. He assisted with coaching at the NZ Under 19 Women’s volleyball camp prior to them competing at the Asian Junior Championships. Kilham has been instrumental in developing volleyball at Matamata College to a very high level.
Nominated by Matamata Swimming Club
Laing is involved with swimming at all levels from teaching Learn to Swim to coaching squad swimmers. As a Learn to Swim Instructor he teaches up to 200 people a term ranging from newborns to adults. Laing coaches 50 squad members with nine of those competing at national level. He travels to other areas in the Waikato to share his experience and knowledge with other new coaches.
Nominated by Matamata Swifts AFC Lowry is the coach of the Matamata Swifts Men’s First team who played in the Northern Region Football League. His role is to recruit, motivate and lead the team, he not only provides exceptional training sessions but also knows how to motivate and get the best out of his players which is evident in this year’s result, where his team gained promotion into Division 1 of the Northern Region Football League.
Nominated by Hinuera Rugby and Sports Club Perrot coaches the Hinuera Under 21 Rugby team. He was able to instill discipline, team camaraderie and community values in to his players and turn them into a united team that has beaten the best of the city teams to win the Waikato Under 21 competition.