Gary Street, head coach of England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup-winning side followed up his appearance at the Birmingham Rugby Conference earlier this week by winning two top honours at the UK Coaching Awards in Glasgow.
The former Aston OE, Greater Birmingham and North Midlands scrum-half was named High Performance Coach of the Year and then followed up with the overall UK Coach of the Year.
Street beat off competition from Michael Bannon (golf), Jo Coombs (gymnastics) and David Somerville (judo) to win the Coach of the Year crown which was presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
“It’s fantastic that the team continues to be recognised for our achievements this year,” Street said. “There have been some fabulous performances by women’s teams’ sports while I am personally honoured to be up against some esteemed coaching company.
“Receiving awards like this makes what we do very special but what is also important is that women’s sport and women’s rugby in England continues to stay in the national spotlight.”