Tom Hanson Coach of the Year Award

Volunteer Coach Reta Kelley coaches Boys & Girls Basketball, Rugby and Lacrosse

Volunteer Coach Reta Kelley coaches Boys & Girls Basketball, Rugby and Lacrosse

In recognition of her contributions to the community, Reta Kelley of Perth-Andover will receive the Western Valley Coach of the Year Award for 2014.
The Awards Banquet will be held at the Florenceville Curling Club on May 22nd at 6:30 pm. The banquet costs $10 to attend, and tickets may be purchased at the River Valley Civic Centre.

Reta was selected to be honoured with this year’s award for her dedicated and unswerving commitment to coaching various youth sport’s teams over the past eleven years.

Many recreational activities and organized sports events would not be possible if not for the dedicated volunteer coaches who contribute their energy, skills and time so that our young community athletes can enjoy the benefits of well organized sports.

Each year, the board members of the WVRA choose one from among the nominees, who have all made enormous contributions to their communities. Award nominees all display outstanding leadership and organizational skills in addition to the countless hours of their time they spend coaching and attending games.

Reta began volunteer coaching in 2003 when she started SV Minor Basketball in Perth-Andover. Since that time she has been both an assistant and head coach of basketball. She also coached Lacrosse in 2007-09. In 2010 she set up the Rugby program for Andover Middle School and began coaching that sport, and then set up the Rugby program for SVHS in 2012 as she continued to coach the sport.

Reta is a wife, a mother to two sons and holds down a full time job in addition to all the hours she puts in as a volunteer coach.

Previous winners of the Coach of the Year Award from Perth-Andover are Paul Green, Rod MacIntosh and Jon Brain.
Congratulations Reta!

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