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 (September 2013 to July 2014.)
The award categories are:
Athlete 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 Athlete of the Year: an athlete, under the age of 18 as at 1 January 2014, who has performed at a high level throughout the year and shown excellent sportsmanship.
Athlete 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.
Sports 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 Award: 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.
Nominations open Monday 28 July and close Friday 29 August 2014. The Sports Awards are to be held on Wednesday 15 October 2014.
Download the nomination form and criteria here:
Whitehorse Sports Awards Nomination Form 2014 (179.40kB) Whitehorse Sports Awards Categories and Judging Criteria 2014 (98.18kB)
For more information, call 9262 6333 and ask to speak to the Administration Officer in the Arts and Recreation Development Department.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org