Coaches earn AFLCV honours

Golden Square's Bernie Haberman (middle) was named the AFLCV Senior Coach of the Year for 2017.
Golden Square's Bernie Haberman (middle) was named the AFLCV Senior Coach of the Year for 2017.

IN his first season at the helm Golden Square’s Bernie Haberman has been named AFL Central Victoria’s Senior Coach of the Year.

Haberman took over at Golden Square after the club had lost half its grand final side from last season, but the Bulldogs remained one of the top contenders in the BFNL before bowing out in the preliminary final.

Bendigo Thunder’s Cherie O’Neil, who led her side to a flag, was named Female Coach of the Year.

• AFLCV Coach of the Year winners:

Auskick Co-ordinator of the Year – Aaron Wheelhouse, Huntly; 

Junior Coach of the Year – Michael Kealy, Quarry Hill; 

Youth Coach of the Year – Alistair Egan, St Arnaud; 

Female Coach of the Year – Cherie O'Neil, Bendigo Thunder;

Senior Coach of the Year – Bernie Haberman, Golden Square.