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Winners for 2013
Randwick City Council Awards for Sporting Achievements

2013 Sports Awards winners

Tiana Penitani

Holly Duncan

Jeffrey Hunt

Sally Bennett


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.  

Winners for 2013

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: Tiana Penitani - Rugby Union

Runner-up entrants:

  • Jasmin Allende
  • Akeisha Kelly
  • Audrey Kyriacou
  • Lucy McJannett
  • Bronti McKay
  • Monty Tait
  • Jessica Thornton
  • Tiaina Tufuga

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 12 years.

Male winner: Luka Dimopoulos - Ice Hockey

Female winner: Holly Duncan - All Rounder (Touch Football, Soccer, Oz Tag)

Runner-up entrants:


  • Errol Gulden
  • Riley Hassey
  • Jason O'Rourke
  • Oscar Pintaric
  • Edison Qiu
  • Stuart Swinburn
  • Ryan Teague


  • Eliza Donaldson
  • Emily Griffin
  • Danielle Rutstein


  • Coogee Dolphins Netball Club: Jade McNamara, Leah Hoenig, Viviana Maldonado, Georgia Preston, Lucy De Pater, Alyssa Archer, April Ryan-Elleston, Jamie Gavin, Annelise McKay and Laura Kearns.

Sporting Excellence Award

  • La Perouse Netball Club: Kimberley Brown, Emma Smith, Karly Hanslow, Stacey Foster, Kiara Mazza, Wendy Sanderson, Melanie Cooley, Holly O'Donnell and Tahne Dotti.

Hall of Sporting Champions Inductees

Council's Hall of Sporting Champions acknowledges sporting legends who were born, or live, 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, surf life saving champion, Samantha O'Brien, cricketer Simon Katich, horse trainer Gai Waterhouse, rugby legend Ewan McKenzie and Olympian Dennis Heussner OAM. Two new athletes were inducted into the Randwick Hall of Sporting Champions in 2013:

  • Jeffrey Hunt - Distance and Marathon Running
  • Sally Bennett - Fencing