2017 Hawkesbury Sports Awards

Nominations have closed.

About the Awards:

The 2017 Hawkesbury Sports Awards are proudly sponsored by Hawkesbury City Council and Lynwood Country Club. They acknowledge the sporting accomplishments of community members as well as the contributions of individuals to sporting clubs through support roles.

Judging of the Awards:

Council's Hawkesbury Civic and Citizenship Committee is responsible for assessing all nominations received based on the section criteria and select award recipients for each of the categories. Unsuccessful nominations can be resubmitted in subsequent years.

Award Presentation Evening:

Finalists will be invited to attend a ticketed Presentation Dinner on Monday, 29 May 2017 at Lynwood Country Club, Pitt Town. Invitations will be issued by Council in April with full details of the event. The invitation will include a two course meal (dinner and dessert). Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks must be purchased separately.

Additional tickets will be available for purchase for guests. Additional tickets are charged at a flat rate of $45 and will include a two course meal (dinner and dessert). Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks must be purchased separately.

For 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.

Award 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 of 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 Sports Person 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. This sports person must be a resident of the Hawkesbury, however, does not need to play for a Hawkesbury sporting organisation.

Team of the Year

Awarded to a team who has demonstrated success or dedication to 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

Awarded 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, linesperson, 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 an outstanding contribution to the Hawkesbury sporting community.

Sporting Excellence Medallion (previously known as Hawkesbury District Sports Medal)

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 (previously known as the Hawkesbury District Sports Certificate)

Seeks to recognise individuals that have supported their sport at the local club level for 5 years, 10 years, 15 years or any 5 years 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 Sports Person)

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

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