Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien, today called for local communities to nominate their sporting volunteers, officials and clubs for the 2013 Victorian Coalition Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards.
Now in its 17th consecutive year, Mr O’Brien said the awards have a long-standing reputation for celebrating the achievements of our grassroots sporting and recreation community.
“It’s the time of year to come together and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of many local heroes,” Mr O’Brien said.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate their achievements than getting involved in the 2013 Community Sport and Recreation Awards.
“These awards are a chance to nominate and honour the commitment and passion of people or organisations that make a real difference in their local community and embody the true spirit of sport and active recreation.
“I encourage as many people as possible to get their nominations in and support their local clubs and individuals,” said Mr O’Brien.
The 2013 Community Sport and Recreation Awards will be held at the MCG on Wednesday 4 December, and will honour individuals, teams and clubs with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 across all categories:
· Community Sporting Club of the Year
· Outdoor Active Recreation Initiative Award
· Young Volunteer of the Year
· Service to Sport and Active Recreation Award
· Welcoming and Inclusive Award
· Community Coach, Administrator, Referee or Official of the Year
· Innovation in Facility Design Award
In addition, a special hand-picked Minister’s Award will be presented to an individual, team, club or organisation. Nominations received across all award categories may also be considered for the Minister’s Award.
Nominations close on 23 October. For further information and to submit your nomination, please go to www.sport.vic.gov.au or telephone 9208 3310.