Montreal, August 6, 2012 – Nicolas Gill was named coach of the month for July 2012 and awarded the “Gold Medal” by the National Institute of Coaching and Gold Medal Club. His hard work and enlightened leadership contributed to the success of our athletes in judo for several years.
Nicolas Gill is the head coach of the national judo team. In July, he saw one of his protégés, Antoine Valois-Fortier, surprise everyone at the London Olympics by winning a bronze medal in the under 81 kg at the age of 22.
Nicolas Gill is distinguished by its expertise and extensive experience as an athlete. He was the only Olympic medalist in judo history in Canada until this past week.
“I want to thank the committee for the selection, said Mr. Gill. Antoine is an exemplary athlete and very easy to work. He put at lot of effort to return 26 months ago, a recovery of just over a year. This was rewarded with a perfect day in London, “added the coach.
Nicolas Gill is one of few coaches in NCI history to have attained Level 5 certification in the NCCP program.
In recognition, a collection of products from “Fruits and Passion”, and a scholarship of $200 are awarded to the coaches of the month. These funds can be used towards activities and programs provided by the training department of the INS Quebec over the next 12 months.