2016 Victorian Sport Awards

Last year’s Awards was a remarkable success, as we celebrated the wonderful achievements of our community sporting greats, in front of 350 attendees at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Two Gold Medalists from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Mack Horton OAM and Kim Brennan AM were named Victorian Female and Male Athletes of the Year and 18-year-old Paralympian Emily Beecroft from the Traralgon Swimming Club took out the title of Young Victorian Athlete of the Year Award.

Last year's Awards The Hon John Eren MP, Minister for Sport congratulated the grassroots clubs, associations and volunteers of our sporting community by saying, “You're what makes community sport so great".


Crowd favourite and Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge was awarded the Victorian Coach of the Year ward and who could forget an emotional Kevin Sheedy AM when he accepted the Victorian Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award with his entire family on stage.

Grassroots sporting communities shined bright last year with the Community Coach of the Year Award going to Hussain Hanif's for his work with people with intellectual disabilities in Melbourne's western suburbs and 80-year-old swimmer John Cocks proved age is no barrier to sporting success when he was awarded the Victorian Masters Sport Award.

To view past winners from previous Victorian Sport Awards click here.


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2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to the following the following individuals, teams, organisations, clubs and events for their Victory at the Victorian Sport Awards:


Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award


Kevin Sheedy AM - Australian Rules Football

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Sports Accounting Australia Victorian Official of the Year

Sports Accounting Australia

Joshua Burt - Hockey

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Southern Cross Trophies Victorian Community Official of the Year

Southern Cross Trophies

Hary Milas - Football

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La Trobe University Victorian Sport Administrator of the Year - Eunice Gill Award

La Trobe University

Neil Dalrymple - Bowls

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Governor's Award Victorian Male Athlete of the Year - Frank Wilkes Award

Mack Horton OAM - Swimming

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Governor's Award Victorian Female Athlete of the Year - Kitty McEwan Award

Kim Brennan AM - Rowing

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Involve Group Victorian Masters Sport Award

Involve Group

John Cocks - Swimming

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La Trobe University Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year

La Trobe University

Will Robertshaw – Australian Rules Football & Cricket

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My Sport Live Victorian Community Coach of the Year

My Sport Live

Hussain Hanif - Cricket

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My Sport Live Victorian Coach of the Year

My Sport Live

Luke Beveridge - Australian Rules Football

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My Sport Live Victorian Young Athlete of the Year

My Sport Live

Emily Beecroft - Swimming

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State Government of Victoria Service to Victorian Community Sport and Recreation

Victorian Government

George Halkias - Football

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VicHealth Local Government Initiative of the Year Award

VicHealth

Allocation and Use of Sporting Facilities, Grounds and Pavilions Policy – Moreland City Council

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VicHealth Outdoor/Active Recreation Initiative of the Year Award

VicHealth

Achilles Melbourne – Running Club

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Dynamix Sport Projects Victorian Team of the Year Award

Dynamix Sport Projects

Victorian Fury - Netball

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Vicsport Victorian Young Team of the Year Award

Mt Martha LSC U15 Rescue and Resuscitation – Surf Life Saving

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BLK Victorian Community Sporting Club of the Year Award

BLK Sport

Hawthorn Cycling Club - Cycling & Melbourne Stars Basketball Club – Basketball

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Arthur J. Gallagher Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year Award

Arthur J. Gallagher

GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub – Lorne Surf Life Saving Club

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VicHealth Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year Award (Full & Associate Member)

VicHealth

Sport and Recreation Spatial – Victorian University in collaboration with Federation University

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Awards Footage

Thanks to Vicsport Preferred Supplier My Sport Live, you can re-live all the best moments from the 2016 Victorian Sport Awards. Use the stream below to watch the entire ceremony or select the award you want to see by clicking on the box in the top right hand corner.



Partners

Major Event Partner

Victoria State Government

Gold Partner

La Trobe Sport

Silver Partners

MySportLive.tv
VicHealth

Bronze Partners

Involve Group
Sports Accounting Australia
Southern Cross Trophies

BLK
Arthur J. Gallagher Dynamix Sport Projects

Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers