CHESTER Jets player Tim Janvier has completed an impressive double by scooping a brace of coaching awards.
The 24-year-old Ellesmere Port Panthers coach, who also trains Bromborough Bulldogs and the Chester Wheelchair Jets was named Sport England's Disabled Coach of the Year and picked up the UK Young Coach of the Year Award from Princess Anne.
Tim puts in 60 hours a week of basketball coaching at three clubs but only started out after picking up a sports injury.
He said: 'I was 18 years old and my best friend accidently broke my shoulder when we were playing football. I was told I'd be out for up to a year and would only ever get 80% of my movement back.'
During his lay-off, Tim took coaching qualifications and worked under Tony Whitehead, who has been coaching in Wirral for more than 30 years.
Now into his third full season with Jets' wheelchair side, Tim also coaches six teams at the Bulldogs club, is involved with Ellesmere Port Panthers' U18s and U16s and is often in Jets' first-team squad.
Tim said: 'I want to make people the best they can be.
'Nobody I coach is going to make a career out of playing but if they can learn some life lessons through basketball then it's been worthwhile.'