Young coach of the year is Max-imum success story

A SELSEY-based sports coach celebrated success at the 10th annual Sussex Sports Awards last Friday.

Max Wiseman, 17, won the Sussex Sport Magazine Young Coach of the Year Award for his work at Chichester District Council at the ceremony held at the Hilton Metropole, in Brighton.

Wiseman collected his award from Sussex Sport Magazine’s Mike Donovan who was the category sponsor.

In 2011, the Sussex FA awarded Wiseman the FA Young Leader and Volunteer Award at the FA Community Awards and then represented the county at a national youth training camp, run by The FA for the top 100 youth coaches in the country.

He was then awarded a scholarship by Sussex FA, and the FA also helped him complete his Level 2 coaching course.

At just 17 years of age and studying full time at Chichester College, Wiseman demonstrates a consistent level of commitment and enthusiasm to his coaching and the teams he trains.

BBC Sussex presenter Danny Pike co-hosted the awards with Olympic bronze medallist and BBC ‘voice of swimming’ Steve Parry.

Active Sussex chief executive Sadie Mason said: “The 2012 Sussex Sports Awards is one of the most significant yet and gives us many reasons to celebrate.

“I hope that the winners, and of course all of those shortlisted, use this as a platform to push-on and strike gold in less than a year’s time.”