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2017 Reopening: 9am Monday 9th January
The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards 2016
SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR
Kyle Chalmers (Swimming)
Jess Trengove (Athletics)
TEAM OF THE YEAR
ELITE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY OF THE YEAR
Brayden Davidson (Track & Field)
JUNIOR SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR
Kyle Chalmers (Swimming)
TANYA DENVER AWARD
Libby Kosmala (Shooting - Paralympian)
2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards
Sport in SA acclaims our stars, heroes and champions at the home of South Australian Sport. On the 17th of November sporting dignitaries and friends celebrated the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards at Adelaide Oval.
Sport was on the stage for all South Australians to enjoy as we celebrated the seventh year of the KPMG South Australian Sport Awards at the Adelaide Oval. The Sport SA Awards; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards and our history with The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame were presented with 435 people at the Gala Event hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson from Channel Seven.
In 2016, the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame honour roll is now 56 inductees with Greg Chappell MBE (Cricket), Jenny Cheesman AM (Multisport - Basketball & Softball), Matthew Cowdrey OAM (Paralympic Swimming), Ken Farmer (SANFL), Julie Francou (Netball) Jan Stirling AM (Basketball) joining this distinguished group. For the first time since 2011, there are 2 new Legends Victor Richardson OBE (Multi Sport) and Gillian Rolton OAM (Equestrian) who have been promoted to the highest level from the outstanding South Australian sportsmen and women.
The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and Junior Sports Star of the Year; Kyle Chalmers has enjoyed an outstanding year after his Rio Olympics Gold medal 100m. Freestyle and Bronze Relay swims. Team of the Year; Adelaide United, winners of the A League and the People’s Choice winner; marathon runner Jess Trengove. West Beach Community Branch, Bendigo Bank Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year; Brayden Davidson a gold medallist at Rio Paralympics. Tanya Denver Award for Endeavour and Sportsmanship; Libby Kosmala (Paralympian, Shooting).
The team behind our athletes’ success received appropriate accolades with the Sport SA Awards representing many sports from the Arthur J. Gallagher Administrator of the Year, Michael Carter (FFSA – Soccer); Coach of the Year Peter Bishop (Swimming); Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc. Volunteer Award John Holland (Dragon Boating) ; Club One Official of the Year Glenn Errington (Table Tennis); Country Athlete of the Year; Aidan Stock (Hockey) BeSigned Significant Event of the Year; Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials. BeSigned Community Event of the Year; Dragons Down Under Adelaide 2016. Our school sport champions, Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development; Ben Hinks (Sailing, Craigburn Primary School), and the Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited, Liam Bekric (Underdale HS, Multi-class Swimming).
The Margaret Ralston ‘Golden Door’ AM Award presented for the second time, to Lois Quarrell posthumously, who was a pioneer in sports journalism at The Advertiser and women’s sport.
Jan Sutherland, Sport SA CEO, said,
“We are delighted to celebrate sport’s achievements and the people who underpin these, from on the fields, courts and pool, in the offices, training venues and schools with you. Sport SA showcases the success stories of our sport and will ensure that we record and acclaim these achievements to inspire and motivate. Thank you to our partners, members and friends for your support bringing this celebration to reality and ensuring that the sport is prominent in the South Community'.
2016 Sport SA Awards Finalist announcement
The Squad behind our Sporting Stars Sport SA Award Finalists Announced
Our dedicated coaches, volunteers, administrators and officials who at the core of sport were acknowledged with the student achievers in sport when the finalists in the 2016 Sport SA Awards were announced at the Sports Centre / Sport SA Partners and Members Breakfast held at the Rydges Hotel last Friday.
Sport SA CEO, Jan Sutherland said, “The Sport SA Awards program is a great recognition of the team behind sport in SA. The significant contributions made by our workforce both paid and unpaid to sport and the community are not always recognised and their achievements have been profiled.”
“The community is built and connected through sport and everyone can enjoy achieving success as they play, coach, officiate, organise events and complete many other tasks”.
Ms. Sutherland stated, “The quality and number of nominations from our 160 members in many sporting organisations provides evidence of the outstanding commitment to sport. Their recognition and support is key to the advocacy role of Sport SA. The Selection Committee has once again completed the challenging task in reviewing the submissions to select the finalists.”
Three finalists in each category were announced (details are attached): Administrator of the Year; Coach of the Year; Country Athlete of the Year; Events of the Year; Official of the Year, Volunteer Award, Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award and the Secondary School Sports Award.
Award recipients will be presented at The KPMG South Australian Sport Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 17th November at the Adelaide Oval when we join forces with The Advertiser and Channel Seven presenting: The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and the Sport SA Awards.
“Please join us at the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards on November 17th to celebrate with the champions, leaders and friends of sport showcasing the sporting success of today and the past to inspire all ” said Jan Sutherland.
Finalists of the 2016 Sport SA Awards
Volunteer Award – Sponsored by the Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc.
Neil Brown, Golf
Brett Fisk, Athletics
John Holland, DragonBoats
Official of the Year – Sponsored by Club One
Glenn Errington, Table Tennis
Diane Milner, Bowls
Linda Probert, Netball
Administrator of the Year – Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher
Shane Bernhardt, Cricket
Adam Bishop, Athletics
Michael Carter, Football (Soccer)
Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development
Robert Brennan, Mitcham PS, Baseball,
Ben Hinks Craigburn PS, Sailing
Madison Schwarz, West Lakes Shore PS, Athletics, Cross Country and Tennis
Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited
Emma Adams, Reynella East College, Air Rifle Shooting
Liam Bekric, Underdale HS, Multi-class Swimming
Emily Condon, Saint Mark's College Bosco, Port Pirie, Football (Soccer)
Country Athlete of the Year
Leigh Hoffman, Cycling
Aidan Stock, Hockey
Dimity Payne, Surfing
Coach of the Year
Peter Bishop, Swimming
Andrea McCauley, Cricket
Lucas Norman, Squash
Community Event of the Year – Sponsored by BeSigned
Dragons Down Under Adelaide 2016
2016 Murray Bridge SA Masters Games
Significant Event of the Year - Sponsored by BeSigned
Australian International 3 Day Event
Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials
Sport SA Media Release
Community Sport Wins with Investment in Sporting Infrastructure featuring in the 2016/2107 State Budget
Sport SA recognises the excellent investment of $40m and thanks the state government for their commitment to the provision of quality sport and recreation in a healthy, active lifestyle for South Australians.
This injection of resources into community sport addresses the issue which our members have identified, assisting both metropolitan and regional communities and servicing the needs of a variety of sporting activities.
The significant investments in Sporting hubs such as St Clair Recreation Centre ($7.5m);
Port Pirie Memorial Oval ($5m) and the former Ross Smith School ($4.6m) will connect the community through sport and promote health and wellbeing through sport and recreation.
We welcome the initiative for Female Change rooms in Sporting Facilities and believe that this will open up greater opportunities for women in sport as they will now enjoy appropriate, safe facilities thereby enhancing the fun, sporting experience to keep them involved.
The Funding in this budget ($10m) for new artificial pitches at soccer clubs captures the momentum of the Adelaide United success and recognises the future direction of facilities in our climate. There is no doubt that there will more places on the pitches for our aspiring next generation of Adelaide Reds and Lady Reds.
Our great tradition in Cycling is further developed with the International BMX Track at O’Halloran Hill ($2m) and we are looking forward to international events featuring our stars and also supporting the development pathways in the sport.
Sport SA members have expressed their concerns at the rising cost for sport and this budget has also provided Land tax exemption for sporting clubs, continued payroll rebates and removed the Murray levy. All of which will assist our organisations.
The successful Sports Vouchers program applauded by Sport SA since its introduction continues to grow and this complements the new initiatives in this budget to provide greater opportunities for sport and recreation in our state.
SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development Course commencing 27th July 2016
Enrolments are now open!!!
SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management Course commencing 27th July 2016
Enrolments are now open!!!
Horse Safety Australia
Sport SA has partnered with Horse Safety Australia to run 4 day clinics which assess the skills involved in teaching horsemanship to others.
Horse Safety Australia Inc. -formerly the Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education in Australia Inc. (AHSE) was formed to foster higher standards of safety within the horse industry, particularly relating to teaching horse riding to groups of beginners. Since then Horse Safety Australia has accredited over 1800 instructors in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, WA and South Australia.
Upon completion of the course, student will receive a Horse Safety Australia qualification as an instructor and a statement of attainment from Sport SA for equine units within the SIS10 Sport Fitness and Recreation Training Package. These clusters of units are industry agreed competencies for being horse riding instructors or trail guides. They also meet the requirements of the Adventure Activity Standards.
HSA Clinic information page
To find out when the next clinic is, contact Sport SA or go to: http://www.horsesafetyaustralia.com.au/clinics/future-clinics/ .
Wine Fundraising for South Australian Sports Museum
Dear members, you and friends are now able to order two fantastic wines through Sport SA as part of our fundraising campaign for the South Australian Sports Museum.
2015 Tomich Pinot Grigio - Crisp and refreshing on the palate with a wonderful mix of fresh cut pear, nectarine and musk. Handpicked from North-South rows of F4V6 Pinot Grigio clone for fresh, crisp fruit and a steely acid backbone. 2015 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc - Intense citrus and snow pea aromas lead to a persistent and zesty finish. Class leading Sauvignon Blanc made in five separate parcels. 2013 Tapestry Cabernet Sauvignon - Subtle mint, blackcurrant and supported by hints of eucalyptus, all typical characteristics of this variety in this vineyard. The oak influence adds a sweet spiciness. Elegant soft pallet, cherry-like fruit characters, round middle with gentle acidity and fine tannins balancing the palate.
Prices are as follows:
2013 Tomich Pinot Grigio: $125 a dozen
2015 Tapestry Cabernet Sauvignon: $125 a dozen
2015 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc: $125 a dozen
Mixed case (6 of each): $125 a dozen
These wines are designed with a special Sports Museum front label and wine description back label. If you are interested in ordering please click here to download an order form or contact the office on 8353 7755. If you are interested in knowing more about the wines, please contact Peter Spry on 0416 183 811.
Education and Sport Opportunities for Student Athletes
Sport SA and Athletes Dream Pty Ltd have signed a strategic alliance to activate and promote the importance of Athlete Career Development. Through this alliance, qualifying student athletes will receive opportunities to combine Education and Sport, particularly in North America. College scholarships in North America are sought after, hard to acquire alone and will change your life.
A sustainable lifestyle post sporting career is a key objective for any athlete. Without higher education too many athletes are experiencing a narrow pathway of opportunity in securing an enjoyable working future. Obtaining higher education is paramount in improving the skill set of an athlete, which provides long term returns of social and economic benefit to the communities that once supported the athlete. READ MORE....