Date: November 16, 2012
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Gareth Jones Finalist for Sport SA Coach of the Year

Gareth Jones – Finalist – Sport SA Coach of the Year Award South Australian State & National Coach Gareth Jones, is a finalist for Sport SA s 2012 Coach of the Year Award. Jones who is the Head Teaching Professional at the Glenelg Golf Club coached the Boy s State Team (Kieran Barratt, Jordan Bishop, Lachlan Booth, Matthew Lisk, Anthony Murdaca & Jack Williams) to the National Title at this year s Junior Interstate Series in QLD. The winner of the Coach of the Year Award will be announced at the KPMG Celebration of South Australian Sport on 23rd November at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Golf SA congratulates Gareth Jones as one of three finalists. 2012 Sport SA Award Finalists: Coach of the Year Sponsored by Print Junction Gareth Jones, Golf SA Brenton Sanderson, Adelaide Crows Peter Bishop SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre Gareth Jones – Coaching Bio Full Member PGA of Australia since 1995 AAA PGA Member Golf SA State Coach 2008- Present Srixon Ambassador Coach Head Coach Glenelg Golf Club AIS Scholarship Coach 2000-2001 AIS Assistant Coach 2001-2004 Women’s Golf Victoria Head Coach 2006-2007 Significant Coaching Victories South Australian Boy s Interstate Series Men’sAustralian Amateur Championship 2004 (Andrew Martin) Australian Amateur Boy s Championship 2010 (Anthony Murdaca) Victorian Girls Interstate Series 2007 SA PGA Championship 2007 (Tim Wise) Men’sVictorian Amateur 2004 (Steve Jones) Women’s Victorian Amateur 2005 (Emma Bennett) 2007 (Jessica Parker) Women’s WA Amateur 2005 (Bree Turnbull) Women’s SA Amateur 2010 (Ebony Heard) 2011 (Sarah King) Various Men’sand Women’s National Trial Events (8) ________________________________________ Other Sport SA Award Categories Volunteer Award Sponsored by City Bay Fun Run Inc Phil Bowen, Swimming SA Russell Ritter, Equestrian SA Jan Leta Summers, Netball SA Official of the Year Sponsored by Club One Michael Eastaughffe, Rowing SA Peter Graham, Swimming SA Phil Haines, Basketball SA Administrator of the Year Sponsored by OAMPS Insurance Brokers Cathy Leske, Croquet SA Andrew Rumbelow, Volleyball SA Phil Sinnott, Squash SA Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award Sponsored by Department for Education & Child Development Jake Bastian, Swimming – Scotch College Sam May, Football, Tennis – Colonel Light Gardens Primary School Nikki Thompson, Athletics – Para Hills Primary School Secondary School Sports Award Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited Matthew Barnard, Diving – Immanuel College Kyle Chalmers Swimming – Immanuel College Emma Checker, Soccer – Immanuel College Country Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Sport SA Kieran Ashby, SA Cricket Association Daniel Lee Lawlor, SA Men’sNetball Association Heather Richards, Lower South East Bowling Association / Bowls SA Event of the Year Sponsored by Renniks Croquet SA – 2012 World Croquet Federation Association Croquet Championships Swimming SA – 2012 Energy Australia Swimming Championships Tennis SA -2012 World Tennis Challenge