Blacktown City is home to many keen sports enthusiasts. We recognise their sporting achievements with the Sportsperson of the Month Awards which are presented every 3 months at a special presentation ceremony.
The Sports Awards have been operating since 1983 and recognise the City's sports men, women, boys and girls in the following categories:
Sportsperson of the Month: open to individuals of any age who are residents, students or members of a Blacktown City Based sporting organisation or school. Athlete can only win the monthly award once in a year.
Junior Sportsperson of the Month: (16 and under) open to individuals who are residents, students or members of a Blacktown City Based sporting organisation or school. Athlete can only win the monthly award once in a year.
Coach of the Year: open to individuals of any age who are residents, students or members of a Blacktown City Based sporting organisation or school. Must have coached for 3 years within Blacktown City.
Team of the Year: must be Blacktown City Based Teams only. Can be from a club or School.
Sports Administrator of the Year: open to residents and/or sporting/recreational administrators who preside over the administrative affairs of a Blacktown City Based club/association and who have served in an elected capacity for a period of not less than 3 years.
Volunteer of the Year: open to residents and persons who are involved with local sporting/recreational clubs. You do not need to be a committee member of a sporting club but can just be a volunteer.
Club of the Year: Blacktown City based only. Non for profit sporting clubs with at least 50% of memberships residing within Blacktown City.
Junior Sports Official: (16 and under) awarded to umpires, referees, technical officials etc. at national and state championships, regional, association or club level for outstanding achievements and contributions in the nomination period from October to November.
Senior Sports Official: awarded to umpires, referees, technical officials etc. at national and state championships, regional, association or club level for outstanding achievements and contributions in the nomination period from October to November.
Sports Official criteria
Nominee must reside in the Blacktown City LGA
The following criteria will be taken into account for judging
Level of competition regularly officiated
Major tournaments / championships officiated
Level of accreditation and commitment to ongoing development
Shows leadership including mentoring / education of other officials.
Please note that whilst not excluded from nomination those who officiate at the very highest professional level are not intended for these awards. We are seeking nominations for officials at the grass roots level of the game or who are developing and/or aspiring to reach the professional level.
Terms and conditions
Nominations are open to people of all ages from across the Blacktown City Local Government Area, and are encouraged from the local community for deserving sports people or those who are heavily involved in the administration of their sport.
All of the Sportsperson of the Month winners and category nominees are then invited to the annual Sports Awards Gala Presentation night held in February each year. At this presentation overall winners for the respective year are awarded, i.e. Sportsperson of the Year.
Applications are open all year round. Simply complete the form below.
The awards year is from November 1st to October 31st.
Presentations are held quarterly per year.
Nominations must come from a recognised sport/recreation.
Any individual or organisation can nominate a sports person, junior sports person, team, club, coach, sports administrator or volunteer. However, individual nominations must be verified by an official of the relevant organisation and should include contact details.
For more information, contact the Events and Sister Cities Unit on 9839 6000.