National Indigenous Coaching Awards Recipients

2019

Meagan Wilson
Iroquois Roots Rugby
(Six Nations of the Grand River)

Meagan is the Head Coach and Co-founder of Iroquois Roots Rugby. She has is currently coaching age athletes from ages 5-10, including the U18 Rugby 7s team and the mini rugby group at her club, as well as a high school girls' team. When developing the Iroquois Roots Rugby model she stressed the importance of cultural and traditional workshops being apart of the camps as she felt this provides Indigenous youth a sense of self and community at these camps and workshops. Meagan has showed great commitment to growing the sport of rugby and providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Gregory Meconse
Team Manitoba
(Pinaymootang First Nation)

Gregory started his path to coaching as an elite level soccer player who in the past two years has transitioned to his current role as coach. Gregory is an Indigenous soccer coach with Team Manitoba from Pinaymootang First Nation. Gregory will be coaching with Team Manitoba at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and will be able to share his experiences from NAIG with his athletes.