Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Sports Awards

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2016 nominations are now open

The Whitehorse Sports Awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of local athletes, sporting clubs and their volunteers.

The awards recognise the important contribution that local sporting clubs make to the community and the outstanding achievements of their members. They also acknowledge excellence in club management and the behind-the-scene efforts of club volunteers.

To be eligible, nominees must live in, attend school or be a member of a sporting club within Whitehorse. Unless otherwise stated, nominations should be based on achievements from the past year.

The award categories are: 
 
Sportsperson of the Year: an athlete of any age who has consistently achieved a high level either at local, state or national level in the last year, has displayed excellent sportsmanship, as well as putting something back into sport.

Junior Sportsperson of the Year: an athlete, under the age of 18 as at 1 January 2016, who has performed at a high level throughout the year and shown excellent sportsmanship.

Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: an athlete of any age who has consistently achieved a high level either at local, state or national level in the last year, has displayed excellent sportsmanship, as well as putting something back into the sport.

Volunteer of the Year: a person who gives freely for the benefit of a sports club, has contributed over a long period (or made an extraordinary contribution in the last year), and fosters a positive focus on personal development within the club.

Club of the Year: a club that fosters participation and enjoyment at all levels of the sport, shows innovation in administration, focuses on skills development and personal growth for members, provides opportunities for a diverse range of participants as well as broad community appeal.

Team of the Year: a sporting and recreational team that has accomplished significant achievements in its given pursuit, performed consistently and offered participants a positive experience.

Coach of the Year: open to any coach who coaches at a club based in Whitehorse. Will be judged on the philosophy they bring to the club, the positive values they instil in their athletes as well as achieving to a high standard.

School of the Year: a school with the best overall performance by individual athletes and teams. Nominations will be judged on the achievements of the school, the level of participation, and the educational benefits this participation has had for students. Student achievements must be performed representing the school.

The nomination form and judging criteria can be downloaded below.

pdf icon  Whitehorse Sports Awards Nomination Form 2016.pdf (186.17kB)
pdf icon  Whitehorse Sports Awards Categories and Judging Criteria 2016.pdf (98.81kB)

Nominations close on Friday 26 August 2016.

For more information, call 9262 6333 and ask to speak to the Administration Officer in the Arts and Recreation Development Department.