Nominate our local sporting stars

2016 winners with Mayor of Hawkesbury, et al
2016 winners with Mayor of Hawkesbury, et al

Do you know an outstanding sports person, team, coach or volunteer in the Hawkesbury? If you do, you should nominate them for the 2017 Hawkesbury Sports Awards proudly sponsored by Hawkesbury City Council, Lynwood Country Club, and Vintage FM. Nominations are now open.

A new Hawkesbury Sports Awards program was launched in 2016. The new Awards acknowledge sporting accomplishments of community members as well as the contributions of individuals to sporting clubs through support roles.

“Council has recognised hundreds of members of our sporting community for over ten years, first in the form of the Hawkesbury District Sports Medal, and then when the program evolved into the Sports Awards Program that it is today” Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said.

“Coaches, volunteers, team players and individual competitors of all ability levels should apply. No sporting accomplishment is too big or too small for these awards.”

“Council is extremely grateful for the support of Lynwood Country Club and Vintage FM in helping to make these awards possible,” she added.

Nominations are invited for one or more of the nine categories:

 Sports Person of the Year
 Junior Sports Person of the Year
 Senior Sports Person of the Year
 All Abilities Sports Person of the Year
 Team of the Year
 Official of the Year
 Coach of the Year
 Sporting Excellence Medallion
 Service to Sport Medallion

The community and all sporting groups in the Hawkesbury are encouraged to consider all those who contribute to their clubs and who have made an outstanding accomplishment in the sporting arena for nomination.

Nominations forms are available on Council’s website, www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Nominating is easier and quicker than ever. Just click the Sports Awards icon on the homepage, which will take you straight to the online form.

Nomination forms should provide as much details as possible to assist with the judging process and must address the applicable category criteria listed below.

Nominations for 2017 Hawkesbury Sports Awards close 5pm Friday, 7 April 2017.

Lynwood Country Club will host a Presentation Dinner on Monday, 29 May 2017. Details on purchasing tickets for the evening will be available closer to the date.

For further information on the 2017 Hawkesbury Sports Awards please call Council’s Events and Community

Sports Awards categories

 Sports Person of the Year

Awarded to a person aged 18 years and over who has demonstrated success or achievement as a player of sport in the Hawkesbury.

 Junior Sports Person of the Year

Awarded to a person aged under 18 years of age who has demonstrated success or achievement as a player in sport in the Hawkesbury.

 Senior Sports Person of the Year

Awarded to a person aged 60 years and over who has demonstrated success or achievement as a player of sport in the Hawkesbury

 All Abilities Sportsperson of the Year

Awarded to a person with a disability who has shown talent and enthusiasm for their sport in the Hawkesbury or wider community (Criteria – must be a resident – does not need to be a Hawkesbury organisation).

 Team of the Year

Awarded to a team, who has demonstrated success or dedication in sport in the Hawkesbury and beyond. This can be based on victories, team spirit or new achievement. The team must possess a high level of sportsmanship.

 Official of the Year

Award to a person who has demonstrated excellence in their role as an official in their chosen sport in the Hawkesbury. An official includes; referee, umpire, judge, linesman, timekeeper, touch judge, technical official or similar.

 Coach of the Year

Awarded to a Coach that has been coaching for no less than three years and has achieved outstanding results or who has made outstanding contributions to the Hawkesbury sporting community.

 Sporting Excellence Medallion

Seeks to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to, or represented the Hawkesbury in sport of any kind at a district or higher level for a minimum five continuous years.

 Service to Sport Medallion

Seeks to recognise individuals that have supported their sport at the local club level for five years, 10 years, 15 years or any five year increment beyond this. Nominees may be drawn from all persons involved, from players or competitors, umpires and coaches right through to sport fundraisers and administrators.

Essential Criteria for all awards except All Abilities Sportsperson

 Nominees must be a resident or member of a Hawkesbury sporting organisation.
 Non-residents must be registered and competing with a Hawkesbury based organisation for not less than 12 months.