Nominate your club or recreation group for the Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy. This is a great opportunity to recognise your club for the outstanding contribution they have made to the Whitehorse community. Winners will be presented with a trophy at the Whitehorse Australia Day Celebrations on 26 January 2017 and will appear in an article in the Whitehorse News, Council's monthly newsletter.
There are many ways for a sporting club or recreation group to become nominated for the Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy – from fundraising and charity work to giving disadvantaged groups in the community an opportunity to become involved within community sporting clubs or groups. These efforts have a positive effect on the community and help to improve the Whitehorse community as a whole.
Winners from previous years include the Blackburn Junior Football Club for conducting a range of community and club programs. Throughout 2012 the Club established a number of programs to provide opportunities for youth in the area to participate in AFL in a safe and enjoyable environment. The club also coordinated a number of community fundraising events such as the annual Ladies Lunch. In 2012 the event attracted over 100 people from the local community and funds raised assisted organisations such as the Eastern Relief Network, Reach Foundation and indigenous communities in remote Western Australia and an orphanage in Vietnam.
Another successful applicant was the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society. This group hosts four charity run days each year with community members coming out in force to support, enjoy and celebrate the activities. For three of these charity run days, society members run miniature steam locomotives and provide full use of the facilities at no cost to the charitable organisations. The charities are able to sell ride tickets and food to the community to raise much needed funds. The fourth charity run is solely dedicated to the Royal Children’s Hospital who receives all of the profits from the day’s events.
To be eligible for nomination of the Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy the following criteria must be met:
To nominate a sporting club or recreation group, complete the 2017 Nomination Form - Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy (239.05kB) coupled with a written submission (approximately 500 words) that includes:
Send your completed nomination form to:
Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy
Arts and Recreation Development
Whitehorse City Council
Locked Bag 2
Nunawading Delivery Centre VIC 3131
Alternatively, you can fax the nomination form to 9262 6490 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 28 October 2016.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: email@example.com