Nanango Stags player Alex Snape gets a good lead with the ball during their rugby league game against Kingaroy Red Ants.
Nanango Stags player Alex Snape gets a good lead with the ball during their rugby league game against Kingaroy Red Ants. Jessica McGrath

TOP 3: Vote for the best South Burnett junior sports coach

SOUTH Burnett sports fans have voted for who they think has put in the most time and showed the most dedication and passion in their role as a junior sports coach.

This was in response to The South Burnett Times' callout to find our region's best junior sports coach.

It will be someone who our readers believe has made an excellent contribution to the development and support of junior sports players.

The role of coaching a junior sports team takes time, commitment, passion and lots of patience.

After our first round of voting, we've narrowed down our initial 11 nominees down to our top three.

We have placed the top three (in no particular order) in a poll below.

Readers will have until 7am on Thursday to vote.

1. Amanda Vikki Hetherington - Barambah (Wondai) soccer under-10/11

Nominated by various

She's an asset to the club and is an encouraging, professional and caring coach. She goes above and beyond her call of duty, we couldn't ask for more in a coach. She is patient, encouraging and very dedicated to the sport.

2. Peter Carstairs -Kingaroy Red Ants under-14s

Nominated by various

He always goes above and beyond. Treats the boys like his own and they have a lot of respect for him. Very professional and supportive, a fantastic role model for these young boys. He always puts the team before himself and is a very encouraging and happy coach.

3. Joel Smallwood - Nanango Stags under-6s and under-12s

Nominated by various

Joel is an outstanding coach and mentor for everyone in the NRLFC. He's someone people look up to. He's great with all ages and knows his stuff with the sport. The dedication, time and effort he puts into them is amazing, and the patience he has is like no other. You won't find a more dedicated, hard-working person, coach or leader.

VOTE BELOW:

TOP 3: Who is the best South Burnett junior sports coach?

This poll ended on 29 August 2019.

Current Results

Amanda Hetherington -Barambah under-10/11s

50%

Peter Carstairs -Kingaroy Red Ants under-14s

25%

Joel Smallwood -Nanango Stags under-6s and under-12s

25%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.