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Knox Sport and Leisure Awards

Knox City Council hosts the annual Knox Sport and Leisure Awards to recognise and reward the dedicated and hardworking volunteers within our local sport and leisure clubs, as well as clubs that have worked diligently to provide positive programs and opportunities for the Knox community.

The Knox Sport and Leisure Awards aims to create a more sustainable sporting landscape through the retention of current volunteers and attracting of new volunteers.

This year, Council is proud to partner with Nitto Denko Australia who are the presenting partner of the Knox Sport and Leisure Awards. Nitto Denko offers customers a variety of innovative products across 70 business fields within Building & Construction, Transportation, Life Sciences, Agricultural, Aerospace and Consumer Goods. Nitto are proud to sponsor the 2019 Knox Sport and Leisure Awards to help recognise and reward the dedicated and hardworking volunteers within local sport and leisure clubs. Find out more about Nitto Denko Australia.

Applications for the 2019 Knox Sport and Leisure Awards are now open, closing on Sunday 31 March.


Make a nomination today!

Nomination Form

This year’s award ceremony will feature two very special guest speakers; reigning Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell from Hawthorn Football Club, as well as Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson OAM. The only way to hear from these special guest speakers is to attend the awards, and the only way to attend the awards is to be a nominee or a nominating club.

The ceremony will be taking place at the Knox Civic Centre on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Nominations are being accepted in the following award categories:

Club of the Year Award

The Club of the Year Award will be awarded to a Knox based sport and leisure club who has implemented good governance structures, attended Council’s Club Development Workshops and are inclusive and supportive to their volunteers.

Best Club Initiated Program Award

The Best Club Initiated Program Award will be awarded to a Knox based sport and leisure club that has implemented an inclusive program that aligns with the goals outlined within the Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2022.

Club Person of the Year (Adult) Award

The Club Person of the Year (Adult) Award is awarded to volunteers who are 18 years of age and over, who have made a significant contribution to their club.

Club Person of the Year (Junior) Award

The Club Person of the Year (Adult) Award is awarded to volunteers who are 17 years of age and under, who have made a significant contribution to their club.

Women in Sport Leadership Award

The Women in Sport Leadership Award is awarded to female volunteers who have made a significant contribution to their club whilst holding a position(s) of leadership such as a President, Coach or Official.

Years of Service Recognition

Recognition for Years of Service is given to long standing volunteers within local sport and leisure clubs, with recognition commencing at 20 years of service and increasing in increments of 10 (e.g. 20, 30 etc.). All volunteers nominated under this category will be recognised at the Awards evening.


Previous Knox Sports and Leisure Awards

View photos from the 2018 Award night on Facebook

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