Nominations are now open for the 2019 CBR Sport Awards to recognise and celebrate Canberra’s exceptional local athletes, teams, volunteers, coaches and sporting organisations.
“Canberra has long been Australia’s most active community. There are spaces for kids to get outside and play, facilities for locals to play the sports they love at any age, and the ACT is home to elite athletes who are forging impressive careers and giving Canberrans local champions to cheer for,” Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry said.
“Sport has the ability to bring communities together and break down barriers of culture, class, and gender. The CBR Sport Awards are always an opportunity to come together and celebrate the vibrant sport and recreation community in Canberra, which nurtures athletes from the grassroots all the way to the elite level.
“I encourage peak sporting organisations and local sporting clubs and associations to nominate high achievers in community sport and at the elite level that contribute to building the ACT’s sporting community,” she said.
The 2019 CBR Sport Award categories are;
- Athlete of the Year – men’s sport
- Athlete of the Year – women’s sport
- Athlete of the Year – para sport
- Team of the Year
- Rising Star
- Outstanding Service to Sport
- ACT Sport Hall of Fame Full Member
- ACT Sport Hall of Fame Associate Member
- Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Inclusion
- Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation; and
- Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Event Excellence.
Winners of the three Minister for Sport and Recreations award categories also win $3,000 in cash to spend on their club or organisation.
Nominations for all awards close on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, with details available at cbrsportawards.com.au.
Quotes attributable to Chloe Hosking, 2018 Athlete of the Year – Women’s Sport winner:
“It was a huge honour to be recognised as the Canberra female athlete of the Year. Canberra is such a rich place for sport and there are so many top athletes coming out of our small capital.”
“I feel indebted to Canberra as a town. Canberra is the reason why I could cycle when I was younger.”
Quotes attributable to Janine Kirk – President of Uni Norths Junior Rugby Union Club, 2018 Minister for Sport and Recreation Award for Event Excellence winner (Canberra Junior Rugby 7’s):
“When we heard our name called out, we were in disbelief. Each of the events sounded so amazing we thought our little volunteer club would not have a chance. Something like this means so much to a small club run totally by volunteers, it’s a recognition of all your hard work, it’s a thank you and it provides an opportunity to continue to develop and grow the event.”
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