1 May, 2023

Legge named coach of the year

DEBUT Atherton Cricket first-grade coach Shane Legge has been announced as the region’s best coach for the 2023 season after his team defied all odds and smashed expectations to finish second.

Legge named coach of the year - feature photo

Legge only came into the role of coach this past season and for his efforts, he was named the Cricket Far North Coach of the Year and received the Steve Argoon Memorial Shield at a presentation night on 14 April.

Alongside first-grade captain Tom Boorman, Legge steered the side into finals contention however the team was forced to settle for second place after the finals were rained out and no other days had been set aside in reserve.

Legge felt honoured to be named as coach of the year but made it clear he never stepped up to coach for the pur-pose of receiving an award.

“I didn’t step up to coach to receive an award, I just wanted to help the club,” he said.

“Whether receiving this award was partly because we did better than we were expected, in that respect the honour then goes out to the players.”


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