Media Release


Call for Victorian 2017 Sports Awards Nominations



Nominations have opened for the 32nd Victorian Sports Awards which recognise the contribution of people and organisations involved at all levels from elite sport to grassroots sporting clubs.

 Steven Potts
CEO, Vicsport

Steven Potts, CEO of Vicsport said, the Victorian Sports Awards, staged in conjunction with the Victorian Government, provide an opportunity for local communities and clubs to highlight the contribution of individuals and teams to sport in Victoria.

Mr Potts said the Victorian Sports Awards also provide a stage to showcase the civic capacity of team work between all levels of Government, communities and clubs in the development and management of expanding sports, facilities and the promotion of health benefits of sport and active recreation in a changing environment.

"The Awards recognise the quiet achievers in sport, including club volunteers, and leaders in sports organisations striving to make a difference by introducing new methods of management to increase the opportunities to grow and expand sporting and active recreation opportunities to the community.

"This year we expect to see an increase in the number of women nominated for awards especially with the rapid expansion of women's sport in Victoria."

The Victorian Sports Awards will honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in Victoria as an individual or team, athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers from both metropolitan and regional areas in Victoria.

If you know an athlete, coach, official, volunteer, organisation, club, initiative or event that deserves to be recognised for an outstanding 2017, celebrate their achievements by nominating them for a Victorian Sports Award.

Who can Nominate
Nominations can be made by anyone from the community, sporting clubs, sporting associations, community organisations and local Councils.

Nominations can be completed online HERE.

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Victorian Sports Awards can be attended by all entrants, nominees, family, friends, sporting organisations and clubs to celebrate the successes of community sport in Victoria. Last year's Awards attracted an attendance of 500 people including many of the State's premier athletes and grassroots heroes. Highlights of the night included an emotional speech from Kevin Sheedy OAM upon receiving the Victorian Government Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award and 2016 Rio Olympic Champion Rower Kim Brennan AM and swimmer Mack Horton OAM, awarded the 2016 Victorian Female and Male Athletes of the Year Award.

Media Enquiries:
Ron Smith, Media Communications, Vicsport - Mobile: 0417 329 201

Online Nominations
Should you have any queries regarding the nomination process or assistance in utilising the online form, please contact Alisha Min at Vicsport This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 03 9698 8100.

AWARD CATEGORIES - See further information HERE
Victorian Coach of the Year
Victorian Community Coach of the Year
Victorian Official of the Year
Victorian Community Official of the Year
Victorian Sports Administrator of the Year
Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year
Victorian Community Sporting Club of the Year
Victorian Masters Sport Award
Victorian Team of the Year
Victorian Young Team of the Year
Victorian Young Athlete of the Year
Victorian Male Athlete of the Year
Victorian Female Athlete of the Year
Victorian Local Government Initiative of the Year
Victorian Outdoor Active and Recreation
Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year
Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year
Victorian Service to Community Sport and Recreation
Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Sport