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Posted Wednesday, April 24th 2019

Gareth Till named WNBL Division One Coach of the Year

Bristol Flyers Women head coach Gareth Till has been named the 2018/19 WNBL Division One Coach of the Year.

The award is deserved recognition of a brilliant season for the team, where they claimed the WNBL Division One league title with a record of 15 wins and just three losses.

Under the guidance of Coach Till, the team has flourished this season, with new signings Flo Ward and Cristina Bigica featuring amongst the league's leading scorers.

Since their resurgence to the national league in 2015/16, Bristol Flyers Women have quickly become one of the leading female Basketball teams in the South West. With future developments in junior and senior basketball, the team is eager to establish themselves as a leading female club in British Basketball.

 

"It's a real honour to be named coach of the year. There are some outstanding coaches in the league and to be recognised by them means a great deal," said Till.

"The award is a reflection on the team and how well we played throughout the season. Without their dedication we wouldn't have had the success we've enjoyed.  Chris Staddon deserves as much recognition for the award as I do. We're a close team and without his support we wouldn't of had the year we did." 

It’s a timely reward for Till, who's also announced he’s stepping down from his position as Women’s head coach due to family commitments.

"I've stepped down as head coach to concentrate on the birth of my first chid, which is due in July,” he explained.

"I couldn't have wished for a better way to sign off with a league championship. I’ll still be working behind the scenes to help the women's and girls program to drive it forward."

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