Two area residents are among the 49 outstanding individuals who will be recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for their efforts in the development and delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) over the past four decades.
Barry Bartlett of Oakville and David Bourne of Port Dover will be awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals for their work. Bartlett is a retired educator who has been involved in amateur sport for several decades, not just in Canada but internationally.
Bourne has been involved with fastball as a player and coach for many, many years. He played at the senior men’s level in Ancaster, Burlington, and Grimsby. In 2008 he was named Softball Ontario’s coach of the year.
“The NCCP is recognized across all levels of government as the standard in coach training and certification, and we are very excited to honour these individuals who have made that level of achievement possible,” said John Bales, CEO of the CAC. “The quality of the program can be seen in over a million NCCP trained and certified coaches across the country, and in the outstanding athletes they coach every day.”
The recipients of this medal were nominated for their significant contributions to coaching development and coach education through the NCCP in a particular sport, province, territory, region, or community within Canada.