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17 Super Volunteer Coaches Announced

25 October, 2005

17 Super Volunteer Coaches Announced

The 17 regional winners in the 2005 Wattie's Volunteer Coach of the Year Awards have been named! In an unprecedented response, more than 3100 nominations were received over a 6-week period from all around the country.

The heartfelt responses in the record number of entries show just how valuable these dedicated individuals are to kids and communities everywhere. The entries told special stories of enthusiasm and support, and Wattie's and SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) are proud to be part of the awards.

Nominees were judged by New Zealand's 17 Regional Sports Trusts, and each regional winner was presented with the title at a regional awards event along with great prizes, including a year's supply of Wattie's Baked Beans!

Now Wattie's and SPARC are pleased to name these 17 regional winners for the Wattie's Volunteer Coach of the Year awards, 2005.

The 17 winning regional entries now go before the national judging panel. The panel consists of chair Mike McHugh, coaching consultant SPARC, who is also head coach of the NZ Tall Ferns; Don Tricker, world cup winning former Black Sox Coach; Adine Wilson, Silver Fern's captain; Jeni Pearce, sports and health dietitian and Wattie's Marketing Director Mike Pretty.

The national Wattie's Volunteer Coach of the Year and two runners up will be named at a special awards event in Auckland on November 11.

Wattie's Volunteer Coach of the Year 2005 Regional Winners

Region Regional winner Sports coached

Northland Paul Nairn, Maungaturoto Hockey Hockey North Harbour Peter Derrick, Northside Boxing Club Boxing Auckland Barry Cleal, Auckland Rowing Club Rowing Waitakere Joint winners - Tracy Caddy & Clarry Gillies, New Lynn Bowling Club Lawn Bowls Counties-Manukau Graeme Doidge,

Bowls Pukekohe Lawn Bowls Waikato Crispin Easterbrook, Amateur Boxing Thames Boxing Bay of Plenty Kevin O'Brien, Sportzup Netball Athletics, Boxing, Tennis, Rugby, Netball, Swimming, Triathlon & Marathon Gisborne Ross Webb, Gisborne Rowing Club Rowing Hawkes Bay Allan Potts, Hastings Athletics Club Athletics Wanganui Alec McNab,

Wanganui Athletic Club Athletics Taranaki Terry Long, Spotswood College Cricket, Rugby & Volleyball Manawatu Sandra Allison, Lincoln Automatics and Palmerston North End Club Soccer Wellington Chris Purcell, Wainuiomata YMCA Judo Tasman Paul Jones, Waimea Hockey Club Hockey Canterbury Mary Duggan, Christ The King School Touch, Rugby, Basketball & Netball Otago Raylene Bates, Taieri Athletics Athletics Southland Chris Baker, Aparima College Netball, Athletics, Rugby & Tennis

ENDS


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