25 May, 2018

City's Local Sports Stars Recognised

The City of Adelaide Sports Awards have been held to celebrate those who have encouraged and inspired people to get involved in sport, as well as those who have been successful in their chosen sport.

This is the fourth year that the awards have been held and is part of the City of Adelaide’s goal to increase wellbeing and encourage more people to be physically active in the city.

The event has once again been timed to coincide with National Volunteer Week.

Sunday Mail sports columnist Ben Hook hosted the event which was attended by the nominees and their friends and families.

City of Adelaide Councillor Natasha Malani welcomed guests and nominees on behalf of the Lord Mayor Martin Haese, and presented the Event or Program of the Year and the Contribution to Lifelong Physical Activity awards.

Councillor Malani was full of praise for a scheme that recognises hard-working sports people and organisations in our local community and celebrates our local sporting heroes.

“It’s Council’s great honour to recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations that make a huge difference to the health and well-being of people in the City of Adelaide,” Councillor Malani said.

“Congratulations to all our winners and finalists who all do a tremendous job in promoting and supporting an active and healthy lifestyle within our community.”

The City of Adelaide would especially like to thank our generous sponsors; John Cranwell from Inclusive Sport SA, Michael Sheeky from Rebel Sport Rundle Mall and Marg Green from Beyond Bank.

A full list of award categories and winners is included below and overleaf.





Inclusive Sport SA Champion of Inclusion

One Culture Football

  • Tricia Carter (Bullets Netball Club)
  • Vision Challenge Fun Run (Blind Sports SA)

$500 Vouchers

Beyond Bank Sport Volunteer of the Year

Julie Hargreaves (Adelaide Harriers Athletics Club

  • City Dirt Crew (Nigel Jordan, Callum Rogers, Tom Hall, Connor Carmichael, James Bryzgalin)
  • Tricia Carter (Bullets Netball Club)
  • Chris Farmer (Adelaide Harriers Athletics Club)

$500 Bank Account

Rebel Sport Club of the Year

Adelaide City Football Club

  • City Dirt Crew (Nigel Jordan, Callum Rogers, Tom Hall, Connor Carmichael, James Bryzgalin)
  • Adelaide Harriers Little Athletics Club

$500 Vouchers

Rebel Sport Coach or Official of the Year

Graham Winston (Adelaide Archery Club)

  • Chloe Cui (Challenger Fitness)
  • Jan Walczak (Tennis SA)
  • Sandy Wallace (Bowls SA)

$500 Vouchers

Event or Program of the Year Brooke Davis - Wild Imagination
  • CX in the City (Gemma Kernich)
  • Multicultural Cricket League (Uzair Safi)
$500 Vouchers
Contribution to Lifelong Physical Activity Torrens parkrun
  • Pushing Performance (Simon Lucas)
  • John Schluter (Tennis Seniors SA)
3 x Aquatic Centre Memberships

For more information

Matt Halliwell