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Sandy Lane Juniors coach in running for county award
Sandy Lane Juniors coach Mahdiyar Nejadhamzeeigilani has been shortlisted for a top honour.
The 21-year-old is one of six nominations for the Young Coach (16-25) prize in the Coaching West Yorkshire awards, which recognise skills and enthusiasm while contributing to grass-roots sport.
Nejadhamzeeigilani has been acknowledged as a ‘great coach and role model’ to the under-11 team at Bradford club Sandy Lane.
Other nominations include Adam Smallwood, 23, who started coaching with City of Leeds Diving Club at 17 and now works at all levels through to aspiring Olympians, and Jess Acheson, 18, from Huddersfield, who coaches youngsters at Halifax Canoe Club.
As well as finding a county winner, shortlisted young coaches will also be entered into the Sports Coach UK National Coaching Awards later this year.