Official of the Year and Community Coach of the Year Recognised

The Netball Queensland Awards were celebrated on Saturday night at the Hilton Hotel as part of the 2019 Leaders Conference. A record number 85 nominations were received from community members across the categories.


Official of the Year

The official of the year is a person who has officiated Netball Queensland sanctioned competitions and events, from the Club or Association level and up.  This person may have performed their role as an official in either a voluntary or paid capacity.

Congratulations Zac Dawes. Zac is a B badged umpire based at Southport Carrara Netball Association and has thrown himself into any opportunity possible. He was an Umpire Convenor and Umpire Coach for the 2017 & 2018 Stroud Homes Premier Netball League competition and also donated his time for the Nissan State Age Championships, QPL competition and as an Umpire/Facilitator Coach for the Netball Queensland Emerging Talent program. Zac was selected as a Technical Official for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, from which he was appointed as Timer 2 in the historic Gold Medal match between Australia and England. Zac continued his Bench Official Development as a Netball Australia appointed Bench Manager for the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season.

 


Community Coach of the Year

This award is presented to a person who has coached in Netball Queensland sanctioned competitions and events, from the Club or Association level and up. This person may have performed their role as a coach in either a voluntary or paid capacity.

Congratulations Barrie Emanuel. Barrie is a well-known and respected coach of Townsville City Netball Association and has coaches all ages with success and humility. In 2018, he coached a Cadets team to a Grand Final, a promising young Premier League Team and an injury ravaged 15s Townsville City Netball Association representative team who placed 4th in the Championship Division at the Nissan State Age Championship; all of which culminated in Barrie winning the hotly contested 2018 Coach of the Year award at the Townsville City Netball Association awards.

Barrie leads as a great mentor, inspiring and empowering each team member to reach their full potential and beyond – he spends time getting to know the players and seeks to understand their motivational triggers; with a strong focus on belief. He is more than a coach, he is a role model in teamwork, fair play and a strong believe that how you conduct yourself is worth more than a trophy. A very deserved recipient of this award.