The VUL recognizes our top coaches, mentors, and clinic leaders through our Annual Coaching Awards.
These awards are presented to individuals whose coaching abilities are exemplary, including the abilities to uphold and exemplify Spirit Of The Game and support their players to do the same; teach players to improve their skills and strategies for play; motivate, inspire, and hold the respect of their players; and demonstrate qualities such as integrity, respect for the game, respect for players, and good team management.
There are two categories, with two awards per category:
Youth Coach Award
Eligible to coaches and instructors of youth (U19) players through a VUL league or program between September of the previous year through to August of the current year.
2017 – David Stelck
2016 – Mimi Pan and Ted Chu
Adult Coach Award
Eligible to coaches, mentors, and instructors of adult players through a VUL league or program between September of the previous year through to August of the current year.
2017 – Reanne Bowlby
2016 – Jennifer Nicholls and Mike 'Spud' Fleury
2015 – Karen Wright and Myles Lu