Search on for deserving members of sporting community

August 8, 2017 by  

Nominations have opened for sportspeople, clubs and volunteers to contest the 2017 Whitehorse Sports Award.

Box Hill South residents are being urged to put forward nominees who have contributed to the area’s sport and recreation in a positive way and deserve recognition.

Whitehorse Mayor Denise Massoud said the sports awards represented a way to reward the dedication and hard work of local volunteers, sporting clubs and sportspeople. She said:

“Council appreciates that many people are involved in the life of a sporting club, so the award categories are wide ranging and cover all those who make the pursuit of sport such a key part of life in Whitehorse.”

While local booklet printing and awards often highlight the main achievers in sport, the contribution of those who support them along the way, she said, is often overlooked, so these awards are intended to recognise everyone who contributes towards sport.

The eight award categories are Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson, Sportsperson with a Disability, Volunteer, Sports Club, Team, Coach and School of the Year.

The Mayor said the awards are open to those who attend school or live locally, or are members of a local sporting club within the City of Whitehorse.

Nominations will be accepted until August 31 with a special presentation to winners on October 25.