2016 Victorian Sport Awards
The 2016 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".
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.
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
Sports Accounting Australia Victorian Official of the Year
Joshua Burt - HockeyRead More
Southern Cross Trophies Victorian Community Official of the Year
Hary Milas - Football
La Trobe University Victorian Sport Administrator of the Year - Eunice Gill Award
Neil Dalrymple - Bowls
Governor's Award Victorian Male Athlete of the Year - Frank Wilkes Award
Mack Horton OAM - Swimming
Governor's Award Victorian Female Athlete of the Year - Kitty McEwan Award
Kim Brennan AM - Rowing
Involve Group Victorian Masters Sport Award
John Cocks - Swimming
La Trobe University Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year
Will Robertshaw – Australian Rules Football & Cricket
My Sport Live Victorian Community Coach of the Year
Hussain Hanif - Cricket
My Sport Live Victorian Coach of the Year
Luke Beveridge - Australian Rules Football
My Sport Live Victorian Young Athlete of the Year
Emily Beecroft - Swimming
State Government of Victoria Service to Victorian Community Sport and Recreation
George Halkias - Football
VicHealth Local Government Initiative of the Year Award
Allocation and Use of Sporting Facilities, Grounds and Pavilions Policy – Moreland City Council
VicHealth Outdoor/Active Recreation Initiative of the Year Award
Achilles Melbourne – Running Club
Dynamix Sport Projects Victorian Team of the Year Award
Victorian Fury - Netball
Vicsport Victorian Young Team of the Year Award
Mt Martha LSC U15 Rescue and Resuscitation – Surf Life Saving
BLK Victorian Community Sporting Club of the Year Award
Hawthorn Cycling Club - Cycling & Melbourne Stars Basketball Club – Basketball
Arthur J. Gallagher Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year Award
GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub – Lorne Surf Life Saving Club
VicHealth Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year Award (Full & Associate Member)
Sport and Recreation Spatial – Victorian University in collaboration with Federation University
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.