Dylan Alcott OAM Aces Prestigious Newcombe Medal
Victorian Athlete Dylan Alcott OAM is ecstatic on winning the prestigious Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis's highest honour.
Dylan heralds from Brighton in Victoria where he dominated Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis. Alcott competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Basketball and in 2016 Rio Paralympics in Wheelchair Tennis. Dylan won GOLD in RIO, GQ Sportsman of the Year 2016, 2015 Victorian Sportsperson of the Year, and now Australian Tennis's most prestigious medal, The Newcombe Medal 2016.
"Newcs gave me a big hug & kiss, and said I was the most deserving winner, which means a lot to me, to win the most prestigious medal for able and Paralympic athletes" says Dylan Alcott OAM
The Victorian Sport Awards are the perfect platform to celebrate ground breaking achievements in sport. We encourage all those involved in Victorian sport and active recreation to nominate athletes, administrators, coaches, officials and organisations for outstanding work in sport at community and elite levels. Within the Sporting Capital of the World, the Victorian Sport Awards celebrate those who go above and beyond in their contribution to sport and active recreation.
The awards ceremony draws in more than 550 attendees from sport, recreation and health industries, and boasts recent award winners including such names as Ange Postecoglou, Michelle Payne, Andrew Bogut, Dylan Alcott OAM and Nicole Livingstone OAM. This event is attended by key Victorian sport decision makers along with the Minister for Sport and the Governor of Victoria.
“There were a number of outstanding performances by Victorians at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Awards provide a fantastic platform to recognise these achievements along with those from all levels of sport, inspiring our next generation of sport and recreation participants.” said Executive Director of the Victorian Olympic Council, Warwick Waters.
Chief Executive Officer of Vicsport, Mark McAllion, said “It's fantastic that the 2015 Victorian Sportsperson of the Year, Dylan Alcott OAM has won this most prestigious award The Newcombe Medal"
For more information please contact John Dryden on +61 4 8461 3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org about the call for Nominations.