Our very own Allister Coetzee picked up the coveted Absa Coach of the Month award for July. The Sharks centre Patrick Lambie received the Absa Player of the Month award.
Coetzee’s side are currently in first position on the Absa Currie Cup log with 18 points, two points ahead of The Sharks. WP are currently enjoying an impressive run this season and are the only undefeated side in the competition.
Province secured away victories over the Vodacom Free State Cheetahs and the Platinum Leopards and also achieved home wins over the Xerox Lions and the Barloworld Toyota Pumas.
The Absa Currie Cup Coach and Player of the Month competition, which will run during the course of the competition, rewards players who have consistently performed during each month of South Africa’s domestic competition. Coaches are also honoured on a monthly basis for their contribution to their team’s consistent performances.
“It’s a great privilege and an honour to receive this kind of recognition,” said Coetzee.
“However I must admit that rugby is a team sport and I firmly believe that my nomination has everything to do with the on-field performances of Vodacom Western Province. As a team, we continuously strive for consistency. We’ve got a tough game in Kimberley this weekend against the GWK Griquas and it is vital that we maintain our form in going forward.
“Our current position on the Absa Currie Cup log is a direct result of all the effort being put in by the players and management. I would like to thank the judges for nominating me as the Absa Currie Cup coach of the month. I won this award for the Absa Coach of the Month in September last year, and it is an honour to be selected and to win it again.”
Well done Coach…we are all very proud of you!