Queensland’s Coach Volunteer of the Year
Troy Paradies from Emerald has been awarded Queensland Cricket’s Coach Volunteer of the Year for 2016-17.
Troy was nominated by the Central Qld Cricket Association due to his involvement with Central Qld cricket for twelve continuous seasons as well as a club coach and Representative sides. He has also been involved as a Director of coaching at an association level for Central Highlands cricket and also for Central Qld cricket for 3 seasons.
Troy has always been passionate about his role, traveling 600 km round trip for selection and training days as well as matches a number of times a year. Every CQ senior match involves at least 1200 km return trip to attend the two games and up to 1800 km return every 3rd year when one of the matches is in Townsville.
Coach of CQ Open side for 3 seasons from 2012/13 to 2014/15
Coach of CQ Seamers T20 side for last 4 seasons from 2012/13 to 2015/16
Coach of CQ U19 side 2011/12
Coach of CQ junior sides in QJC state championships from 2005/06 to 2009/10 season
CQ director of coaching for 3 seasons 2007/08 to 2009/10
Central Highlands director of coaching from 2007/08 to 2010/11
Coach of club and coach of Central Highlands representative sides
Troy has always been proactive in creating a safe environment and encouraging players to develop to the best of their ability, have fun and encourage a team game philosophy.
As part of Troy’s award he was invited by Cricket Australia’s to attend the ODI in Sydney during January. All eight State and Territory winners were presented with a certificate of appreciation from the CEO – James Sutherland and also got to rub shoulders with the 1987 World Cup team who were being awarded medals for winning the World Cup.
Troy commented “the whole experience was amazing but as a volunteer coach, the biggest reward for me is seeing players develop skills and enjoy the game as much as me”.