They are the developers of young talent and managers of men and women who shape the immediate and long-term landscape of football – and our coaches and coordinators are being recognised for their efforts right across the AFL South East region.
Auskick awards winners were recognised at a function held at Karingal last week while the Junior, Youth, Female, Rookie and Senior Coaches of the Year will be announced at the MPNFL Division One Grand Final Luncheon held at Frankston Park today.
Congratulations to Beleura, Karingal and Upper Beaconsfield for taking out their respective Auskick Centre of the Year Awards.
And good luck to all of today’s worthy nominees.
NOMINEES FOR COACH OF THE YEAR
Junior Coach of the Year
Nominees – Heath Donnellan (Chelsea ), Daniel Brown (Noble Park), David Cross (Moorooduc)
Youth Coach of the Year
Nominees – John Hynes (Bonbeach), Len Fletcher (Berwick Springs), Brett Steenholdt (Balnarring)
Female Coach of the Year
Nominees – Loretta Ilott (Edithvale-Aspendale), Cassie Rowe (Pearcedale), Kate Craigie (Noble Park)
Rookie Coach of the Year (Under 19’s coaches)
Nominees – Andrew Gilmour (Red Hill U19), Luke Young (Beaconsfield U19), Paul Goonan (Mt Eliza U19)
Senior Coach of the Year (Men)
Nominees – Troy Shannon (Mt Eliza Div 1), Jamie Mollo (Red Hill L Div 2), Matt Shinners (Narre), Gary Sanford (Mornington FNC Women’s Team)
AUSKICK COACHING AWARD WINNERS FOR 2018
Auskick Centre of the Year – Beleura Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Nikki Holmes (Balnarring Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Sasha Koefed (Rye Auskick)
Auskick Centre of the Year – Karingal Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Damon Clarke (Sandhurst Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Brad Clark (Karingal Auskick)
Auskick Centre of the Year – Upper Beaconsfield Auskick
Auskick Coordinator of the Year – Mark Schmutter (Berwick Auskick)
Auskick Coach of the Year – Jeff Arbuckle (Tooradin Auskick)