The City of Randwick is renowned for producing sporting champions. The list of Olympic legends is long and distinguished, as is the list of those who have represented both NSW and Australia through sports such as rugby league, rugby union, netball, surfing and surf life saving.
The winners of this years awards were announced at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday 14 November at the Prince Henry Centre at Little Bay.
Winners for 2012
Bradley Matthews Memorial Award for Sporting Excellence
Since 1979, Randwick Council has acknowledged our finest young athletes with the Bradley Matthews Memorial Award for Sporting Excellence. This award is open to high school students aged 13 to 18 years who live, attend school or are strongly affiliated with a sporting club within the City of Randwick.
Winner: Jessica Thornton - Athletics/Surf Lifesaving/Netball
- Molly Blakey
- Greta Hayes
- Tyrone Taukamo
- Coogee Dolphins Under 14's Netball Team
Juniors Sports Award
The Randwick City Junior Sporting Award recognises our young sportsmen and women and encourages their dedication and commitment to their chosen sport. This award was created to acknowledge up and coming young sports stars aged 5 to 12yrs.
Male winner: Egan Butcher - Rugby League/Rugby Union/Touch Football
Female winner: Daisy King - Soccer/Athletics/Swimming
- Jack Hardwicke-Owen
- Malachi Mackey
- Dillan Oates
- Will Scribner
- Bo Williams
- Charlotte Wilson
- Coogee Dolphins Under 9's Rugby League
Hall of Sporting Champions Inductees
Council's Hall of Sporting Champions acknowledges sporting legends who were born in Randwick or have represented Randwick City at state or national level.
Many of those acknowledged have been champions of decades gone by, right up to present day Olympians. The Randwick City Hall of Sporting Champions board is on display in the foyer of Bowen Library, Maroubra.
Presented under the Seal of Council, these awards acknowledge our finest athletes who join a long list of high-profile winners, including Olympians Jane Saville and Julie Speight, league legend Jeff Orford, rugby legend David Campese and surf life saving champion, Samantha O'Brien.
- Richard Chee Quee - Cricket
- Gary Ella - Rugby Union
- Glen Ella - Rugby Union
- Eric Simms - Rugby League
- Peter Tunks - Rugby League
- Neville Voight - Horse Racing/Jockey/Trainer