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7 June 2019 • General

2019 Arthur Eustace Coaching Award – Nominations now open!

Arthur Eustace was one of Athletics New Zealand’s leading administrators, having served on the Oceania and IAAF Councils and was a life member of Oceania, IAAF and Athletics NZ. A champion hurdler and Empire Games bronze medallist he started his post athlete career as a coach and was passionate about coaching through until his passing in April 2018.

Arthur was a founding member of the Athletics NZ Coaches Association and an inaugural inductee into the NZ Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2006. He was instrumental in the IAAF establishing a Coaches Commission. Arthur was Athletics New Zealand’s Patron from 2009 until 2018. This award is given in his honour to recognise Coaches who are integral to Athletics.

The Arthur Eustace Award for Coaching celebrates Coaches who demonstrate the values Arthur held around coaching Athletics, a Coach who also demonstrates the behaviours that support Athletics NZ core beliefs around coaching.

  • Athlete focused
  • Learning focused
  • Strong values

All coaches are eligible for the award, and nominations are invited from centres, clubs and athletes.

Nominations for this prestigious award close on Monday 24 June, however we would appreciate early nominations. The nomination form is available to download here.

Please send applications to or call Hamish on 027 324 1976 should you have any questions.

The award will be presented at the 132nd Athletics New Zealand AGM, which is to be held August 3rd, 4pm at the CQ Hotel in Wellington.