Tony Hockey an outstanding coach here in WA was recently awarded the most prestigious award of Australian Coach of the Year.
We congratulate him immensely for his success, efforts and performance not only here as a Manning Coach but also as the WA State Mens Coach and for many previous years as the WA State Womens Coach.
From the Bowls Australia Awards Night
Coach of the Year
Anthony Hockey has played a key role in developing Bowls WA’s playing personnel in both the men’s and women’s teams for the past six years, and is a deserving winner of the City of Gold Coast Coach of the Year.
Hockey was the Assistant Coach and Manager of the Bowls WA’s women’s state team from 2010 to 2014, during which they won the coveted Marj Morris Trophy in 2010 and were runners-up in 2011. Since 2014, Hockey has played the same two roles for the men’s state team.
Hockey was also instrumental in setting up the Bowls WA Academy as the inaugural coach, which identifies enthusiastic young players who boast potential to become future state and national representatives.
At a club level, Tony is a senior coach for both genders at Manning Memorial, who recorded a historic milestone this year, claiming both the men’s and women’s Premier Division Pennant Grand Finals, a first for the competition.