Sport NSW has announced that nominations are now open for 2021’s NSW Community Sports Awards.
The 2021 NSW Community Sports Awards are devoted to recognising the outstanding achievements and contributions to community and grassroots sport by people across NSW. Community and grassroots sport is essential to the thriving of local communities, with much of the work carried out by volunteers.
With more than 500,000 people state-wide dedicating their time to volunteering year in, year out across all sports, the NSW Community Sports Awards exist as a way to acknowledge and pay tribute to the extensive efforts of these volunteers. Without these people, sport would not exist in the current form it does.
In addition, the NSW Community Sports Awards ensure that State Sporting Organisations and State Sporting Organisations for people with a Disability are recognised for the continual effort and for the accomplishments of their volunteers.
The nominations are open to the public to put forward the names of those who contribute immensely to the behind-the-scenes and day-to-day running of sporting clubs, organisations and events.
The 2021 edition of the NSW Community Sports Awards will see nominations invited for a total of 10 categories, including the Distinguished Long Service Awards for those that have provided an unending and extraordinary dedication to their respective sport for over 25 years. This year’s awards categories include;
- Community Official of the Year
- Young Official of the Year
- Community Coach of the Year
- Young Coach of the Year
- Community Sport Administrator of the Year
- Volunteer Director of the Year
- Community Team of the Year
- Community Club of the Year
- Local Council of the Year
- Community Event of the Year
- Distinguished Long Service Awards
Nominations are only considered for achievements and contributions from May 1st 2020 to April 30th 2021.
Pending the COVID-19 restrictions on events at the time, winners will be announced at a special event on June 17th at NSW Parliament House.
The nominations will be closing on Sunday the 2nd of May, 2021 at midnight. Nominations forms can be completed by clicking here.