The clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers that help make us the sporting capital of the world will be recognised at the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards.
Minister for Sport John Eren today announced nominations are open for the awards that pay tribute to those that make community sport the success it is in Victoria.
Local sports clubs are where families connect, young athletes become the best they can be and kids make the memories that stay with them for life, but it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of committed Victorians.
Community Sport and Recreation Awards categories include:
- Community Sporting Club of the Year
- Outdoor Active Recreation Initiative
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Service to Sport and Active Recreation
- Community Coach of the Year
- Community Umpire or Referee/Official of the Year
- Community Sport and Recreation Facility Award
- Community Sporting Event of the Year
Clubs, teams, councils and individuals are encouraged to nominate those who have made a difference in providing community sport to Victorians.
Mr Eren also announced a $5000 Minister’s Award will be presented for outstanding achievement. Nominees across all categories are eligible for the Minister’s Award. Meanwhile, the winner in each category will receive $3000, while two runners up in each category will be awarded $1000 each.
The Community Sport and Recreation Awards will be held at the MCG on Monday 9 November.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“Grassroots sports is at the centre of our suburbs and towns. It wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers.”
“Our status as the sporting capital doesn’t happen by chance. This is our chance to pay tribute to those that help make sport in Victoria great.”
“I encourage all Victorians to consider nominating the individuals, clubs or events that have had a positive impact on their lives.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020