Congratulations to Luke Jones who won the New Coach of the Year Award at the 2017 Squash New Zealand National Awards held on the 25th November. Luke also won the Northland Coach of the Year.
Well done also to Nicol Bekker who was a finalist in the Club and School Coach of the Year. Former Northland coach Glen Wilson, who has recently been appointed by Squash NZ as National Coaching Manager, won the High Performance Coach of the Year.
New Coach of the Year: Luke Jones (Northland)
- Luke is a top New Zealand player, not long out of the junior squash scene himself. He can relate extremely well to the younger players and they enjoy his coaching style and the enthusiasm he brings to the court.
- Luke coaches Whangarei Squash Club junior players as part of WAS (Whangarei Academy of Squash) and also Northland Representative Juniors.
- He was a Northland coach at the recent NZ Junior Age Groups coaching during the individual event as well as the teams event, and his coaching input is evident in how well Northland juniors have been improving and performing this past season.