Recognition for Randwick’s best coach as well as junior and senior athletes with a disability have been included in the annual Randwick Council Sporting Excellence Awards, announced Randwick Deputy Mayor Kym Chapple.
“We’re so pleased to expand our recognition program this year to include the work of trainers and coaches who do so much to inspire and encourage people to take part, be active and enjoy sports,” said Deputy Mayor Chapple.
“It’s also time we shine a spotlight on athletes with a disability who work hard to achieve well in their sport. Sports shouldn’t just be about accessibility but inclusion as well, which is why we have expanded our categories so we can celebrate sportspeople of all abilities.”
Randwick Council’s annual Sporting Excellence awards celebrates the great sportsmanship and skill of local community members and includes honours for young athletes as well as a hall of champions, which includes Olympians Jane Saville and Julie Speight, cricketer Simon Katich and horse trainer Gai Waterhouse among many others.
Nominations are now open for the Sporting Excellence Awards and can be made online at randwick.nsw.gov.au.
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.
Juniors Sports Award - Male and Female
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.
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.
Sporting Excellence - Junior and Senior with a Disability
A new award for 2022, this award aims to recognise the achievements of people with disabilities in Randwick City between the ages of 5 and 18 years. There will be a junior recipient for those aged between 5-12 years and a senior recipient for those aged between 13-18 years.
Randwick Coach of the Year
A new award for 2022, this award aims to recognise a dedicated local sporting coach within the City of Randwick. We are looking for the special individuals who go above and beyond for their teams; providing mentorship, support, specialist expertise, skill and knowledge beyond expectations.