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Pictured: Kevin “Trigger” Bathe with Mackay official Glenn Ottaway.

Mackay has produced more than its fair share of rugby league stars over the years and now it can claim the mantle as the northern city with the best sports trainer.

On Tuesday, Kevin Bathe was announced as the QRL Northern Division Sports Trainer of the Year.

The man affectionately known as “Trigger” will receive the award during an official presentation on Mackay’s grand final day.

Bathe was nominated by the Mackay and District Rugby League in May this year.

His current involvement in the game as a sports trainer/FAO extends to:

Mackay Cutters Under 18 - FAO

Mackay Cutters (Intrust Super Cup) – Assistant FAO

Mackay Women’s Rugby League - FAO

Mackay Junior Rugby League (Co-ordinates junior kids playing at half time of Cutters games)

Mackay Schoolgirls Rugby League - FAO

Mackay Primary School Rugby League - FAO

Mackay Secondary Schools Rugby League – Assistant FAO

State Schoolboy Under 18 Championships – Carnival FAO

QRL Mod Camps - FAO

Souths Junior Rugby League - FAO

Through his extensive involvement in the game, Bathe is never too far away from a game of rugby league or a training exercise.  

“These commitments are all substantial in their own right yet ‘Trigger’ finds the time to be directly involved in all,” Mackay official Glenn Ottaway said. 

“In most cases he takes the lead role as the primary FAO or Sports Trainer.  Of note Trigger also offers to work with newly accredited Sports Trainers in attaining their required hours for accreditation.”

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