Award winners announced at the City’s inaugural Sports Awards

Published on Friday, 10 November 2023 at 4:18:49 PM

  • Club of the Year - Busselton Volleyball Association
  • Team of the Year - Busselton Volleyball Men’s State League
  • Club Governance - Busselton Squash Club
  • Volunteer of the Year - Mark Delane, Dunsborough Sharks  Football Club
  • Coach of the Year - Jai Macrides, Flow State Jiu Jitsu
  • Event of the Year - Jetty Swim, Allsports Inc.
  • Lifetime Achievement - Max and Jenny Higgins; Richard and Leanne Ford
  • Para Athlete of the Year - Joshua Yates
  • Sports Person of the Year - Patricia Vickery

Congratulations to all our incredible award recipients at the City of Busselton’s inaugural Sports Awards. Held on Tuesday, 7 November 2023 the evening recognised and celebrated outstanding achievements and contributions made to community sports. 

Guest Speaker, Greg Hire inspired attendees with his story of how sports impacted his life in a positive way. Greg now an ambassador and founder of the Perth-based charity A Stitch in Time, a charity that offers mental health support. 

The evening was well attended with a diverse range of community sports represented. 

Mayor Phill Cronin said “I was in awe of the talent in the room – their achievements, dedication and sportsmanship is truly remarkable. The award evening was a wonderful way to celebrate the dedication of so many, whether as a coach, mentor, committee member, individual or a team.” 

“Congratulations to this year’s award nominees and recipients, I have certainly been inspired. Let’s not forget that it is also the passion and effort that is put into every practice, every game and every day that makes the City’s sports community exceptional. I can’t wait for next year and for those who didn’t nominate this year, make sure you do for 2024. Here's to more victories, camaraderie and memorable moments in the future.” 

The City would like to thank proud sponsors: McDonalds – the McIntosh Family, Shelter Brewing Co., Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy, Busselton Remedial Massage, Beachside Chiropractic and Hillzeez. 

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes Lifestyle: A place that is relaxed, safe and friendly with services and facilities that support our lifestyle.

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