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Kellie is titled Cricket Victoria Coach of the Year!

AAA Sports Ballarat Founder and Head Coach, Kellie has been titled the Cricket Victoria 2016/17 Coach of the Year!



Cricket Victoria released the following statement: “Kellie’s biggest achievement is the successful development, launch and delivery of Ballarat’s first ever MILO in2CRICKET centre exclusively for children with disability. Previously she knew very little about the sport, so she had to learn every aspect from basic rules through to coaching methods. Kellie has been fantastic at engaging with the community. She has leveraged this engagement to source a centre venue and receive media attention, volunteer assistance and sponsorship. Kellie successfully developed, maintains and regularly updates a social media platform to promote session activity and engage with the participants’ parents. She makes frequent contact with all parents of participants to make sure the individual needs of their child are being met. Prior to the program beginning, Kellie called the parents of all registered participants to identify each child’s disability. She then planned the program to suit the unique needs of the children.” 

Kellie also subsequently won the 2016/17 MILO in2CRICKET Coordinator of the Year. These awards cap off what has been an outstanding year for Kellie and all abilities cricket in the region.


Other award winners included:

  • 2016/17 Female Coach of the Year – Jenna Fowlie
  • 2016/17 Junior Coach of the Year – Simon Ogilvie
  • 2016/17 Senior Coach of the Year – Mark Webb