Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy

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.

Previous Winners

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.

Criteria and Eligibility

To be eligible for nomination of the Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy the following criteria must be met:

  1. The Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy will be awarded to a sport and recreation club or community group based in the City of Whitehorse. (Note: This includes Scouts and Girl Guides but excludes Service Clubs.)
  2. The sport and recreation club or community group must be involved in a project or provide opportunities that benefit the broader Whitehorse Community.
  3. The sport and recreation club or community group must be not for profit.
  4. Nominees must be Australian citizens and, unless there are exceptional circumstances, must be residents of Australia.
  5. The project or activity run by the club or organisation must have taken place within 12 months prior to deadline.

To nominate a sporting club or recreation group, complete the pdf icon 2017 Nomination Form - Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy (239.05kB) coupled with a written submission (approximately 500 words) that includes:

  • A description of the nominees project or activity and reason for the nomination
  • A list of benefits that the project or activity provides to participants and the wider Whitehorse community
  • The number of people involved in the project
  • Any newspaper or magazine articles about the nominees and their achievement that supports their nomination.

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 ard.admin@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 28 October 2016.

Criteria Details Weighting (out of 100%)
Community benefit The project or activity must provide benefit to the broader Whitehorse community. 50%
Participation/number of people involved The more people involved/reached the better 20%
Innovation projects Innovative projects and activities will be looked upon more favourably than a project or activity that is part of the organisation's every day core business. 15%
Enjoyment Level of enjoyment by participants 15%