Nominations are now open for the 2020 City of Mandurah Sports Awards, recognising achievement and excellence in players, clubs and those behind the scenes in local sport.
Now in its sixth year, the awards aim to honour local sports people, volunteers and clubs who have a strong connection with, or are based in, Mandurah and have achieved sporting success.
It also aims to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to sport and recreation throughout the year.
Mayor Rhys Williams said the Mandurah Sports Awards were a great chance to celebrate local sports stars, and people who work hard in the background to bring enjoyment of sport to the wider community.
"There are many unsung heroes out there who give up their free time and weekends to help make the Mandurah sports scene so great. We want to recognise these people for the great work they do, as well as celebrating our outstanding clubs and teams," he said.
"Like many others in our community, our local sporting groups, individuals and volunteers have felt the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I commend them for the way they rallied together during that time.
"During the pandemic, many clubs showed great leadership in supporting their members, and delivering healthy activity in different ways by thinking outside the square. Now is the time to reflect upon the past year and celebrate your achievements.
"I encourage people to nominate local individuals, clubs or teams who have made outstanding contributions to sport in Mandurah."
Nominations close on October 21, and winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 25 at the Rushton Park Sports Facility.
The nine categories are:
- Sports Person of the Year
- Masters Sports Person of the Year
- Junior Sports Person of the Year
- Sports Person of the Year with a Disability
- Team of the Year
- Club of the Year
- Junior Team of the Year
- Male Volunteer of the Year
- Female Volunteer of the Year
To make a nomination go to mandurah.wa.gov.au/sportsawards.
The awards will take into consideration that some tournaments were cancelled, and give recognition in the judging process to athletes who were selected at State, National and International levels but could not attend their events due to COVID-19.
This year's award sponsors are Hot Klobba/Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety - Mandurah, Bridgestone Select Mandurah, Broome Staircase Designs, A1 Locksmiths, Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre and Peel Regional Academy of Sports.