Community Coach of the Year Nominees

COMMUNITY COACH OF THE YEAR 2017

The Community Coach of the Year and Geoff 'Bunter' Shaw Award winner for 2017 is ALANA THOMAS from the Melbourne Unicorns. Alana is the current coach of the Melbourne Unicorns Women's team and the Melbourne Rebels Women's state team. She is a current ARU-World Rugby Level 3 coach. On behalf of everyone in the coaching community - well done Alana!


CATEGORY WINNERS 2017

Category  Name Club State
Pathway (U6-U7) Alastair Miller Mosman Juniors NSW
Pathway (U8-U12) Hugo Harpley Easts Juniors NSW
Youth Boys Gavin Cotterell Sunnybank QLD
Youth Girls Mitchell Drinkwater Terrigal Trojans NSW
Women's Alana Thomas Melbourne Unicorns VIC
Colts Troy Atkins Gungahlin Eagles ACT
Senior Men's David Wells Joondalup Brothers WA

 

 

The Rugby Australia Community Coach of the Year Award (CCOTY) recognises the dedicated coaches who give up so much of their time to mentor our players and teach the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and the skills of our great game. Without community coaches like these our Wallabies wouldn't be where they are today.

The winner will receive the Geoff “Bunter” Shaw Community Coach Award at the Rugby Australia Awards night later this year. As part of this great night the CCOTY will have two tickets to the event and, if required, flights from the nearest major city and overnight accommodation.

All coaches must have completed a Smart Rugby accreditation which provides education and training information that aims to promote a safe and enjoyable learning environment.

Applications for the Community Coach of the Year (2017) are now open through the link below:

COMMUNITY COACH OF THE YEAR 2017

WEEKLY TOP 10 NOMINATIONS - 2017

WEEK FOUR TOP 10 NOMINATIONS:

NAME STATE CLUB FOR COACHING
Aaron Cordina ACT Uni Norths Pathway (U8-U12)
Alastair Miller
NSW Mosman Juniors Pathway (U6-U7)
Chris Dooney VIC Melbourne Rugby Youth Boys
Clint Robertson ACT Griffith Juniors Pathway (U8-U12)
Craig Maddinson NSW Shoalhaven Rugby Senior Men's
Gavin Tulk NSW Lismore Rugby Youth Boys
Joe Gogarty ACT Deniliquin Drovers Senior Mens
Murray Cox NSW Terrigal Trojans Senior Mens
Shane McWilliams NSW Terrigal Trojans Senior Mens
Silei Poluleuligaga VIC Uni Panthers Women's

 

WEEK THREE TOP 10 NOMINATIONS:

NAME STATE CLUB FOR COACHING
Afa Polo NSW Endeavour Hills Youth Boys
Chris Hicks NSW Penrith RSL Juniors Pathway (U8-U12)
Dennis Northdruft NSW Norwest Bulls Pathway (U8-U12)
Hugo Harpley NSW Easts Juniors Pathway (U8-U12)
Jacob Rauluni QLD Capricorn Crocs Youth Boys
Luke Burgess TAS Tassie Devils Girl's Sevens
Ralph Timoteo VIC Brimbank Rugby Union Pathway (U8-U12)
Roger Lee QLD Noosa Dolphines Pathway (U8-U12)
Stuart Mirabello NSW Lindfield Juniors Pathway (U8-U12)
Will Scully NSW Hunter Sports High Youth Girl's; Women's

 

WEEK TWO TOP 10 NOMINATIONS:

NAME STATE CLUB FOR COACHING
Alan Wood WA ARKS Rugby Union Girl's Sevens
Ben Newport NSW Terrigal Trojans Pathway U8-U12
Corey Verwey WA Wests Scarborough Pathway U8-U12
David Brooks QLD Barron Trinity Bulls
Senior Men
Gene Fairbanks NSW Bowral Blacks Senior Men
Ian Rory Sorogan SA Burnside Rugby Senior Men
John Rauch
QLD The Cathedral School Schoolboys
Kate Barton NSW Mosman Juniors Pathway U6-U7
Sonia Makings
NSW Casino Bulls Youth Girls (U13-U18)
Wylie Steel
QLD Uni Boars Youth Boys (U13-U18)

 

WEEK ONE TOP 10 NOMINATIONS:

NAME STATE CLUB FOR COACHING
Troy Atkins ACT Gungahlin Eagles Colts
Dale Beattie NSW Inverell Highlanders Girl's Sevens
Luke Hannan NSW Seaforth Raiders Pathway U8-U12
Mitchell Drinkwater NSW Terrigal Trojans Youth Girl's (U13-U18)
Kelvin Muller NT Casuarina Cougars Pathway U8-U12
Gavin Cotterell QLD Sunnybank Youth Boys (U13-U18)
Grant Anderson QLD Bond Uni Youth Boys (U13-U18)
Andy Phillips SA Woodville Women's
Alana Thomas VIC Melbourne Unicorns Women's
 David Wells WA Joondalup Brothers Seniors