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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, Nitto Denko Australia were the presenting partner of the Knox Sport and Leisure Awards. Nitto offers customers a variety of innovative products across 70 business fields within Building & Construction, Transportation, Life Sciences, Agricultural, Aerospace and Consumer Goods.

Nitto announced at the awards their ‘Armbands for Causes’ initiative, where clubs can purchase Nitto’s general purpose tape for use during honorary events or to raise awareness for charitable causes at up to 40% off RRP. Visit shopnittoaus.com/pages/armbands-for-causes for more details.

This year’s award ceremony was held on Wednesday 12 June and featured three very special guest speakers; reigning Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell from Hawthorn Football Club, Ezi Magbegor from the Deakin Melbourne Boomers, along with keynote speaker, inspirational Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson OAM, thanks to Belgravia Leisure.

Nomination categories for the Knox Sport and Leisure Awards are as follows:

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.

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