Congratulations to Team Manitoba Provincial Head Coach Avril Hatherell on being named the 2020 Glenn Lewer Memorial Coach of the Year Award recipient. The Glenn Lewer Memorial Coach of the Year Award recognizes the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year. Avril was nominated by the numerous athletes that she has worked hard to develop into successful competitive archers. Avril has been involved with Team Manitoba as a coach since 2018, in this time she has co-led our Canada Games Team to Red Deer, introduced and co-facilitated the Manitoba Youth Games & Olympic Long-term Development Program (MYGOLD), and led our provincial target team in development and to national competitions. Avril’s passion for developing archers has led to one of our largest and most talented target teams in recent memory, which is bolstered by a strong group of up and coming compound and recurve athletes. Despite the challenges posed by everchanging restrictions in 2020/2021, Avril has remained dedicated to providing our athletes an opportunity to train and compete locally. Archery Manitoba and its program athletes are extremely fortunate to have Avril as one of our many dedicated coaches in Manitoba.
Our recognition of annual award recipients will take place online this year due to the current COVID-19. Archery Manitoba will be recognizing Male Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year annual award recipients between April 16 – 23. Please stay posted for award announcements on April 16, 19, 21 and 23.