Nominate now for Hawkesbury Sports Awards

Do you know an outstanding sports person, team, coach or volunteer in the Hawkesbury? Then it’s time to nominate them for the 2018 Hawkesbury Sports Awards!

The Awards are proudly brought to you by Hawkesbury City Council and sponsored by Lynwood Country Club.

The Sports Awards acknowledge sporting accomplishments of community members as well as the contributions of individuals to sporting clubs through support roles.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett has noticed a wider range of sports are being included in the nominations.

“We see all kinds of sports nominations from martial arts and dog training to swimming, cricket and soccer,” she said.

“It’s wonderful that we have the chance to meet and acknowledge so many keen sportspeople from the Hawkesbury every year.

“I encourage coaches, volunteers, team players and individual competitors of all ability levels to apply.

“No sporting accomplishment should be considered too big or too small for these awards, as our program is about community involvement, support and success,” the Mayor added.

“Council has recognised hundreds of members of our sporting community for over ten years, and our Sports Awards Program has improved and evolved to reflect the high standards of our sportspeople.

“Our Awards Night is a fantastic celebration and I can’t wait to meet more of our sports teams and individuals who have continued to succeed in their chosen sport,” she said.

“Council is also proud to have Lynwood Country Club on board as an event sponsor.”
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.

The online nominations form and criteria are now available on Council’s website awards-nomination- form Nomination forms should provide as much detail as possible to assist with the judging process and must address the applicable category criteria.

Nominations for the 2018 Hawkesbury Sports Awards close 5pm on Wednesday, 4 April 2018. Lynwood Country Club, Pitt Town will host a Presentation Dinner on Monday, 21 May 2018. Details on purchasing tickets for the evening will be available closer to the date.

For the Team of the Year Award, it is recommended that a team representative be nominated by the Club to attend on behalf of the team, if the entire team is unable to attend.

Please note these 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.

For further information on the 2018 Hawkesbury Sports Awards, please call Council’s Events and Community Engagement Coordinator on 4560 4404.

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