Honoring Aboriginal Coaches in New Brunswick

Coaching is the cornerstone of community sport and recreation. Likewise, the success of Aboriginal participation in sport is dependent on the leadership of qualified coaches. In support of training Aboriginal coaches through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Aboriginal Sport Circle annually recognizes the outstanding leadership of certified Aboriginal coaches throughout New Brunswick.

Every year, deserving male and female certified Aboriginal coaches from New Brunswick are selected for the New Brunswick Aboriginal Coaching Awards. Regional recipients automatically advance as nominees for the prestigious National Award that is presented to the most outstanding male and female Aboriginal coach in Canada.
Past winners:
Men
2010 – Luckie Milliea, Elsipogtog, Youth Fastpitch
2009 – Jason Peters, Glooscap, Canada Games and Simonds High Girls Basketball 
2007 – Jason Peters, Glooscap, Basketball
2001 – Thomas Haddad, Metepenagiag, Volleyball
 
Women
2010 – Dru Milliea, Eel Ground First Nation, Softball
2009 – Sheila Francis, Esgenoôpetitj, Canada Games Athletics Team
2001 – Francine Francis, Metepenagiag, Volleyball