Nominate our local sporting stars

Do you know an outstanding sports person, team, coach or volunteer in the Hawkesbury? If you do, you should nominate them for the 2016 Hawkesbury Sports Awards proudly sponsored by Hawkesbury City Council and Windsor RSL. Nominations open 1 March 2016.

Hawkesbury City Council and Windsor RSL are proud to announce the introduction of a new Hawkesbury Sports Awards program. The new awards acknowledge sporting accomplishments of community members as well as the contributions of individuals to sporting clubs through support roles.

“Recognising members of our sporting community is extremely important. Playing sport is such an integral part of life in the Hawkesbury. It is great that these awards are able to acknowledge community members contributions and accomplishments,” Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford said.

“Whether these contributions and accomplishments are at a local, district, state or national level, in the canteen, as a coach or manager – nothing is too big or too small for these awards.”

“Council is extremely grateful for the support of Windsor RSL and Hawkesbury Sports Council in making these awards possible,” he added.

David Bertenshaw from Hawkesbury Sports Council said “Having been a long time member of Hawkesbury Sports Council, I know firsthand we have many great sports men and women and volunteers who are worthy of these awards.”

“I encourage the community and all sporting groups in the Hawkesbury to consider all those who contribute to their clubs and who have made an outstanding accomplishment in the sporting arena for nomination.”

Nominations are invited for one or more of the nine categories:
• Sports Person of the Year
• Junior Sports Person of the Year
• Senior Sports Person of the Year
• All Abilities Sports Person of the Year
• Team of the Year
• Official of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Sporting Excellence Medallion (previously known as Hawkesbury District Sports Medal)
• Service to Sport Medallion (previously known as the Hawkesbury District Sports Certificate)

Nominations forms will be available from Tuesday, 1 March 2016 on Council’s website, www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor; Windsor Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor or Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond.

Nomination forms should provide as much details as possible to assist with the judging process and must address the applicable category criteria listed below.

Nominations for 2016 Hawkesbury Sports Awards close 5pm Monday, 28 March 2016.

Windsor RSL will host a Presentation Dinner on Friday, 13 May 2016. Details on purchasing tickets for the evening will be available closer to the date.

For further information on the 2016 Hawkesbury Sports Awards please call Council’s Events and Community Engagement Coordinator on (02) 4560 4404.