These coaches: Good sports

Two Surrey coaches among eight individuals honoured with a PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Award.

  • Jun. 16, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Two Surrey coaches were among eight individuals honoured last week with a PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Award.

Tom Nielsen and Allison McNeill were nominated by their peers for their contribution to the community, sport and/or athlete development.

Nielsen, a throws coach with a specialization in javelin, was named Coach of the Year.

Two of Nielsen’s past athletes competed in the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games while two of his current athletes recently qualified for the World Junior Championships.

McNeill served as Canada’s Women’s Basketball head coach from 2002-2013, leading the team to two world championship performances in 2006 and 2010, and an Olympic appearance in 2012.

Canada’s appearance in the 2006 World’s ended a 12-year drought.

The provincial network of PacificSport Centres works in collaboration with community partners and key stakeholders to support increased sport participation and improved sport performance throughout B.C.

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