Everyone at Wolves was delighted with the news that under-16 girls' coach Tor Freeman has won the Young Coach of the Year category at this year’s UK Coaching Awards.
The 22-year-old received the award in a ceremony in Leeds on Tuesday evening, beating off 25 other candidates including Team GB gymnastics coach Scott Hann MBE who helped Max Whitlock to multiple Olympic medals.
The Wolves coach was clearly delighted to receive the award: "It was a great feeling to win the award especially considering the calibre of the other finalists" he said. "I also want to say a big thank you to everyone at Wolves for the continuous support they provide which allows me to focus upon coaching the girls."
Freeman is in his third year as a coach with the Wolfpack, stepping up from the under-14s to the under-16s this season, and his side are enjoying a successful campaign. He played a big part in ensuring that the club played a mini-season when Covid-19 restrictions were lifted earlier this year, coaching both the under-14 premier and development girls sides as well as the under-12 girls team.
Wolves' secretay Dave Ryan had praise for Freeman: "Tor's been a breath of fresh air since he arrived at the club" he said. "He's been fantastic will all the age groups and is a big part of the reason we got to play a decent amount of games last season. That fact that the girls were so pleased when we won the award speaks volumes, his enthusiasm shows through every time I watch him coaching."