COACH OF THE YEAR

Matamata Chronicle - - Sports Awards -

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.

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