Nominations are open for the 2024 Gerald McGavin Coaching Award!
This is a fantastic opportunity for BC-based Coaches, with the recipients selected to attend 14-day program at the home of Crusaders Rugby in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The successful Gerald McGavin Award recipients will join eight university coaches selected by the Canadian Rugby Foundation, as well as 15 international coaches, in a program organized by the Crusaders International Academy. The Crusaders are widely regarded as New Zealand’s top Super Rugby club (7 consecutive championships through June 2023), furnishing multiple players to the All Blacks, and most recently the All Blacks head coach Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson.
All nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2024.
To nominate someone for this award, please complete the below form – applications for this award will not be accepted; only nominations will be accepted.
ABOUT THE GERALD MCGAVIN AWARD
The Gerald McGavin Coaching Award, administered in partnership between BC Rugby and the Canadian Rugby Foundation, recognises Rugby Coaches from British Columbia who play a significant role in shaping young athletes both on and off the field.
Gerald McGavin is a former BC athlete who represented his province against world-renowned sides including the Barbarians, Australia, British & Irish Lions, and New Zealand Universities. Now a Member of both the Order of Canada and Order of BC, McGavin created the Award because of his love for the sport and to acknowledge the role Rugby played in shaping his life.
Past recipients include Rameses Langston, Jeff Williams, Martin Jones, Jason Young, Adam Roberts, Tom Larisch, Curry Hitchborn, Mike Jamieson and Pamela Hadikin.