Kellie Kaczorowski nominated for Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year award

by staff

Kellie Kaczorowski from the Hawkesbury Valley Junior Rugby Union is one of the humble coaches nominated for the Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year – an initiative aimed at recognising the efforts of coaches who have given incredible service to Rugby Union in Australia.

Kellie was nominated for her tireless work with the Hawkesbury juniors, coaching the Under 6s team whilst clocking long hours as a registered nurse.

She has also accepted the role as the executive of the club and is one of the many coaches in Australia who juggle a busy schedule with a passion for grassroots Rugby.

Linda Rudd, who nominated Kellie for the award believes she is a shining example for other coaches in Australia and is simply nurturing Rugby talent for the love of the game.

“Kellie often has sleepless days on weekends. She has taken on the role of coaching the Under 6s for our junior club and continues to promote the morals and values of rugby with pride,” Linda said.

“More importantly, she has instilled a love of Rugby into a seemingly hard group of little kids who were almost impossible to corral at the beginning of the year.

“She has promoted the club through innovative ways throughout the district and has organised highly successful mini gala days in school holidays to ensure that all the U6s in the comp, not just her club, do not forget the skills they have been taught.

“The bulk will continue next year with lots of their mates wanting to join the sport, because they have so much fun. They love their coach and they love their rugby.”

Over 18,000 coaches across Australia selflessly give their time to Rugby players across every community and Asteron Life is committed to recognising their achievements.

Time is running out! If you want to nominate someone for the Asteron Life Community Coach of the Year, simply upload a 250 word nomination or a short video to Nominations close 19 September 2014.

All entries will go in the draw to win a community grant for their club with the winner announced at Rugby’s blue ribboned John Eales Medal at Randwick Racecourse on 23 October 2014.

Plus, they’ll have a unique chance to compare notes with Qantas Wallabies Head Coach, Ewen McKenzie!