Thursday 17th February saw a great day for rowing in the West Region when rowing coach Kevin Sellar won ‘Senior male coach of the year’ at the Devon Sports Awards. Based with Plymstock SSP and Plymouth Amateur Rowing Club, Kevin was ecstatic when his name was announced as the winner in a category full of worthy contenders. The ceremony was held at Sandy Park, home of Exeter chiefs with awards presented by two of the players, who dwarfed the majority of prize winners.
Kevins work through the school sports partnership includes introducing young people to indoor rowing, training junior leaders, running large indoor rowing competitions and learn to row courses on the water. He links with the Plymouth Rowing forum including clubs in the city and surrounding area, offering a variety of rowing such as fine boat, offshore and gig rowing. Kev also coaches at Plymouth Amateur Rowing Club, including a group of talented young rowers, some of whom are involved in GB rowing world class start scheme, having starting out through his first learn to row courses. Previously, Kevin was involved with top gig club Caradon, running their land based training.
Anyone who has worked with Kevin will know that he is a coach who works above and beyond expectations and has a true passion for what he does, which certainly rubs off on those around him. The award was a small piece of recognition for Kevin who was ‘elated’ to have been chosen as a winner.
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