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Awards

In order to recognise the many and varied contributions to the sport of Little Athletics in NSW, a range of awards are presented every year to both Little Athletics centres and individual members.

2021 will see changes in the Awards to be presented at the Little Athletics Annual Dinner on Saturday, 17 July.

This year the Dinner will celebrate 50 Years of Little Athletics in NSW at the Wests in Nelsons Bay.

Along with celebrating the past 50 years we will recognise the outstanding achievements of Centres and individuals from across the State during the challenging 2020/2021 Season.

Nominations open on Monday, 17 May 2021 and close Monday, 28 June 2021.

Nominations will be accepted from Members of affiliated Little Athletics Centres as defined in the Constitution.

Only one nominee per award can be lodged from Members and must be done so in the following format:

  • All fields completed on a nomination form and no additional documentation will be considered.
  • All fields have a 200 word limit.
  • Little Athletics NSW have the right to add nominations or cancel a category should there be insufficient nominations.
  • Nominations will close on a set date and must be submitted by the website link which will be live on 17 May 2021.

Finalists in each category will be announced in early July.

Metro Centre of the Year supported by GameDay

A Centre based in Regions 5, 6 ,7 or 8 with a welcoming culture, inclusive environment, positive and friendly environment, opportunities provided to athletes, volunteer support, community involvement and Centre promotion.

Regional Centre of the Year supported by RHSport

A Centre based in Regions 1, 2, 3 or 4 with a welcoming culture, inclusive environment, positive and friendly environment, opportunities provided to athletes, volunteers support, community involvement and Centre promotion.

Innovative Centre of the Year supported by Timing Solutions

A Centre that has displayed innovation during the season. Examples may include running unique events, innovative leadership and management, including recruitment, retention, recognition and reward, demonstrating commitment to diversity and inclusion, participation in the community, fundraising, promotion of the Centre across media platforms or new programs implemented.

The Administrator of the Year

A Centre Committee member who excels in administration including membership, financial viability and programs implemented, displays teamwork, innovation and leadership and makes a positive impact on the Centre.

Coach of the Year supported by Kumon Australia & New Zealand

A Coach that shows leadership including mentoring and education, promoting a healthy culture, providing a safe and inclusive environment, commits their time and has the ability to inspire others.

Official of the Year 

An Official who volunteers their time to contribute to competitions and activities, provides leadership through education and mentoring and has a positive and encouraging attitude towards athletes.

Volunteer of the Year 

A volunteer at any level who shows commitment to fulfil duties and makes a positive impact. May range from a volunteer at Centre level to a Zone Coordinator.

Young Volunteer of the Year 

A young volunteer at any level who shows commitment to fulfil duties and makes a positive impact. Must be under the age of 25.