Nominations for the 2021 SportWest Awards are now open.
The SportWest Awards are Western Australia’s premier sports awards and enable the community to recognise excellence in sport and celebrate the achievements of WA sportspeople, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators.
The most prestigious sporting award that a West Australian athlete can win is the WA Sport Star Award. Many of West Australia’s outstanding sportspeople have won this award since it was first presented to hockey player Morna Pearce in 1956 all the way through to last year’s winner cyclist Jai Hindley.
The presentation ceremony will be held in February 2022, where the awards will be presented, including the new Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Sports Administrator of the Year. Categories include:
- WA Sports Star
- rebel Junior Sports Star
- Team of the Year
- KPMG Coach of the Year
- Official of the Year
- Roobix Service to Sport – May Campbell Medal
- Community Club of the Year – John Gilmour Medal
- DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year
SportWest Chief Executive Officer Matt Fulton said the new Sports Administrator of the Year Award was an important addition to recognise the hard work of sports administrators.
“We have seen over the last two years, in particular, sports administrators putting in a mountain of work and extra hours to ensure community sport happens each and every week,” Mr Fulton said.
“They played a major role in helping volunteers navigate the changes that came with COVID-19 and it is their hard work which has enabled participation rates during the COVID recovery to increase across the State.”
Nominations for all categories are now open and close on Tuesday, 30 November at 5pm.
Please contact SportWest Communications and Events Manager Steve Glover on 0419 917 544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.