Sport

Disability award nominations open

By Benalla Ensign

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.

The awards are a celebration of the achievements of sportspeople with a disability, the coaches, organisations, officials, and volunteers who support them and the sector itself across Victoria in 2019. 

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Disability Sport and Recreation chief executive Richard Amon encouraged people to consider nominating those doing great work in inclusive sport and recreation.

“Our sector is made up of many humble people who quietly go about volunteering, coaching and supporting people with disability so they can live healthy, active lives,” Amon said.

“Together, these individuals, organisations and clubs are making tremendous, positive change in the lives of people with disability.

“We strongly encourage everyone to consider those people who are making a quiet but significant impact in their communities and acknowledge their contribution by nominating them for an award.” 

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The 2020 VDSR award categories include:

● lifetime achievement award;

● female sportsperson of the year;

● My Sport Live male sportsperson of the year;

● Marg Angel junior sportsperson of the year;

● masters sportsperson of the year;

● Carbine Club team of the year;

● coach of the year;

● official of the year;

● volunteer of the year;

● initiative of the year; and

● inclusive sport, recreation or open space infrastructure award.

Nominations close midnight on Sunday, March 15, with the award ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 20.

● For more information, head to the Disability Sport and Recreation website at www.dsr.org.au/awards/