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17 Star Volunteer Coaches go for National Title

17 Star Volunteer Coaches go for National Title

The 17 regional winners in the 2006 Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year Awards have been named and now vie for the prestigious title, Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year 2006! In an overwhelming response, more than 2,700 entries were received from all corners of New Zealand.

The vast number of heartfelt nominations shows just how valuable these dedicated individuals are to their sport and communities. The entries told stories of enthusiasm, support and going above and beyond the ordinary. Nominations recognised sports as diverse as croquet, outrigger canoeing and equestrian as well as the well-known favourites rugby, hockey, netball and soccer.

After a rigorous regional judging process, Wattie’s and SPARC are pleased to name these 17 regional winners for the 2006 Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year awards.

The 17 regional winners are now considered by the national judging panel. National judges are Mike McHugh, National Coaching Consultant for SPARC and coach to the NZ Tall Ferns; former NZ Silver Ferns Captain Waimarama Taumaunu; former NZ Black Sticks Captain Suzie Muirhead; John F Reid, Senior Advisor Talent Development at SPARC and former New Zealand Cricket player and Mike Pretty, General Marketing Manager for Wattie’s.

The national Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year will be named at a special awards event in Auckland on November 10.

Wattie’s Volunteer Coach of the Year 2006 Regional Winners

Region Regional winner Sports coached
Northland Alfred Walsh Athletics, Cross Country, Rugby, Rugby League, Surfing, Swimming, & Touch Rugby Taipa Area School
North Harbour Jimmy Moka Rugby, Touch, Rippa Rugby Clubs in Warkworth
Auckland Dudley Storey Rowing Baradene College
Waitakere Barry Herring Rugby Union Waitemata Under 21’s
Counties-Manukau Dave Drummond Athletics Pakuranga Athletic and Harrier Club
Waikato Binh Nguyen Karate Hamilton Karate Club
Bay of Plenty Moana Waititi Netball, Volleyball, Softball, Rugby, Touch, Basketball Clubs in Whakatane
Gisborne Ben Terekia Karate Turanganui Kyokushin Karate Club
Hawkes Bay Terry O’Neill Soccer Eskview Soccer Club
Wanganui Marjory Keelty Netball St George’s Collegiate, Wanganui
Taranaki John Dent Surf Lifesaving East End Surf Lifesaving
Manawatu Jenine Scoon Softball Bramac Softball Club
Wellington Donna Campbell Indoor/outdoor netball Hataitai Full Primary School
Tasman Maraea Casey Badminton, hockey Clubs in Westport
Canterbury Paul Norton Athletics Avon Athletic Club and Fendalton Open Air School
Otago Melvin Tudor Cycling Taieri College Cycling Club
Southland Moni Burns Netball Rimu Primary School, James Hargest College, Future Ferns


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