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Coaching Awards 2016 – Nominees

It has been a hugely exciting 12 months for sport and the success of our local athletes, teams, communities and clubs owes a huge amount to the dedication, enthusiasm, expertise and experience of coaches and coaching projects working behind the scenes.

With this in mind, Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to recognise the following nominations in the 2016 Coaching Awards:


Children’s Coach of the Year
Nadia McAleavey
Michael O Neill
Clare Callaghan
Paul Simpson
Stephen McCartney
Darcy McClean
Ben Neal
Sinead Mooney
Natalie McIntyre
Ciaran Doherty
Pearce O’Neill
Gervis and Keith Knox
Roberta Gaile
Norman Munn
Anne Ludlow

Disability Coach of the Year
Nicki Rankin
Paddy McKillop
James Farrell
Heather Ardis
Declan Doherty
Hazel Coates
Ian Flack
Eugene McVeigh
Mark Spence



Coaching Project of the Year
Athletics NI Youth Academy
Ormeau Runners
Craigavon City Football Club

Community Coach of the Year
Paul Simpson
Michael McConville
Guy McManus
Chloe Mulhern
Gervis and Keith Knox
Michael Fleming
Mark Montgomery
Danny Gallagher
Peter Stewart
David Orwin
Gerard Walls
Matt Shields
Paul Logan


Talent Dev. Coach of the Year
Annie Rose
Colin Stewart
Andy Gill
Stuart McQuitty
Debbie Hanna
Sonya Cairns
Roger Sexton
Scott Mayne
Nicola McKiverigan



High Performance Coach of the Year
Shane O’Neill
Richard Rodgers
Luke Carson
Nelson Lindsay
Ryan Eagleson

Young Coach of the Year
Charlie Farrell
Ben Johnson
Cushla Connor
Lynsey McCullough
Ciaran Chambers
Conor McGovern
Wayne Hughes
Aoife Foley
Stephen Beattie
Nathan Taylor




Club Performance Coach of the Year
Laura Montgomery
Davy McGregor
Erroll Lutton
Kevin Broderick
Leona McFadden
Denise Prue
Nelson Lindsay
Wallace Mahaffy
Mark Tumilty
Simon O’Dowd
Ricky Lee
June Traill
Gail O’Neil


























To find out more about why their athletes, teams, parents and colleagues felt they were so worthy of nomination, please click on our Coaching Awards nominees video here

The full list of award winners will be revealed on the Sport Northern Ireland website in October 2016.

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