Sport SA South Australian Sport Awards nominations have been launched
Nominations are open to nominate that special person within your sporting organisation. The South Australian Sports Award gala dinner is one of the biggest highlights on the SA sporting calendar.
Hosted by Channel 7, The Advertiser and Sport SA we celebrate the year that was in South Australian sport across a multitude of award categories which include The South Australian Sports Star of the year Award, Coach of the Year, Event of the Year and Official of the Year to name but a few.
The night also culminates with the induction of our newest South Australian Hall of Fame recipients.
This is an incredible opportunity to reward and recognise that special person within your sporting organization, so click on the appropriate link (below) for your nominee and get nominating!
Applications close on September 4 so make sure you send in your nominations early and be sure to address all the criteria within the document.
No late entries will be accepted.
One nomination from each organisation per category
*School Sports Award (Primary and Secondary)
Awarded to a Primary and Secondary School student aimed at recognising and rewarding outstanding sporting achievements of young people within our community.
Sponsored by: The Messenger Community News and the Department for Education and Child Development.
Please visit the SSSSA website for the nomination form and further details.
All winners are announced at the South Australian Sport Awards at Adelaide Oval, all finalists are invited to attend at no cost.
2020 South Australian Masters Games Expressions of Interest
Council and Regions are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to host the 2020 South Australian Masters Games.
The South Australian Masters Games is an integral part of sport and the rights are owned by Sport SA. We have a commitment to assisting our members to provide sport at all levels including Masters.
The benefits of the South Australian Masters Games to your Region include:
- Enhancing the health and wellbeing of the community
- Profiling of the Region and community
- Economic benefit of the visitors to the Region
- Opportunities to bring the sporting organisations together and work with each other to deliver quality sport
- Growth of the volunteer base as the community works together to deliver the event and all related activities.
- Engagement of the local business community with sport
- Opportunity to bring the “previous champions” and participants back to sport in their old or a new activity as they re-generate their interest
- Improvement of the sustainability of sport with a financial benefit through increasing membership of the clubs with the “Masters grade” and the event revenue.
- Council partnerships and relationships are strengthened as the Masters Games is delivered with and for the community.
The bidding document incorporating the expression of interest for the 2020 South Australian Masters Games is in the link below and I encourage you to consider if your Region would be interested in conducting the event. We have enjoyed many successful Masters Games across South Australia and there is no doubt that the regional communities have embraced the Games for their locals and the many passionate Master’s athletes who travel far and wide for their sporting events.
We look forward to your interest and submission to host the 2020 South Australian Masters Games.
To download the expression of interest form click Here
Sport SA is pleased to announce it has appointed Ms Leah Cassidy as its new Chief Executive Officer.
With a 23-year career in sport and recreation, education management and human services – in Australia, Hong Kong and Turkey – Ms Cassidy has the skills and experience needed for Sport SA to prosper as South Australia’s leading sporting umbrella organisation.
Announcing the appointment, Sport SA President, Hon. Mr Michael Wright, also thanked Interim CEO, Jane Russo, for her hard work and dedication over the past few months.
Ms Cassidy, who will start her new role on 27 August, has considerable experience in developing effective networks across both the government and non-government sectors – a key factor in her new role.
"As someone whose life has been shaped by my involvement in sport, I am extremely excited by the opportunity to work with our member organisations to get results that will benefit people across South Australia," Ms Cassidy said.
"In particular I welcome the opportunity to work with all parties to meet the challenges and explore the opportunities that the new National Sports Plan brings to South Australia."
Ms Cassidy has been on the Board of the Sammy D Foundation for the past two years.
IOC Feature Aussie Legend Marjorie Jackson-Nelson in New Series
13/9/2018, taken from Australian Olympic Committee website
AOC: The Olympic Channel has launched their new animated short series ‘Words of Olympians’ with the first episode featuring none other than legendary Australian Olympian, ‘the Lithgow Flash’, The Hon Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE.
The IOC said the aim of the short series is to “bring to life some of the biggest moments in Olympic history, using only interviews with the Olympians themselves.”
To view the pilot episode, please [click here].
From the CEO:
It has been a busy week of settling into the new role, I am very excited by the possibilities that this exciting and challenging position brings.
Fundamentally I know that the power of this organisation is in its collective power. We are a community of like-minded organisations who’s individual sports and associations may have different names but ultimately we are united in our goals to improve participation, performance and our industry as a whole.
My role and our role at Sport SA is to support you in achieving this as your industry peak body. We can do this much better if we work together to understand the challenges and barriers that you may be facing and to collectively celebrate the successes along the way.
I have circulated a discussion paper on the National Sports Plan via email and now invite our members and partners to engage in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges that the plan brings to the South Australian sports landscape. To gauge the interest in the coversation I ask that you register your Expression of Interest at the link below to allow us to plan a suitable venue.
Register your EOI - [click here]
Thank you to those members who reached out following my earlier email communication to arrange a face-to-face meeting time. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the coming weeks.
Sport in SA celebrated with sporting dignitaries and friends, applauding a great year at the 2017 South Australian Sport Awards and acclaiming our stars, heroes and champions at the Home of South Australian Sport.
Sport was on the stage for all South Australians to enjoy as we celebrated the eighth year of the South Australian Sport Awards on Friday 24th November at the Adelaide Oval. The South Australian Sport Awards showcased all of sport, with The South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, our current stars in The Advertiser Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year Awards and the Sport SA Awards. The Gala Event hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson from Channel 7was an exciting, entertaining event for the 487 attendees.
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. These stories of sport inspire and motivate. Thank you to our partners, members and friends for your support and ensuring that the sport is prominent in the South Australian community”.
We would love your feedback on the 2017 South Australian Sport Awards. This will help us to improve future events and processes and it should only take 5 minutes to complete! Awards survey .
For more information click here.
View photos from the night:
Here is the link for the guests to view the photos from the South Australian Sport Awards 2017
Simply click on the below link and it will take you straight to the page.
The Access Code is: SPORTSSA17 (case sensitive)
Festival City Photography are running a promotional discount at the moment for 20% off all image purchases simply type in the Coupon Code: INSTA20 at the Checkout.
The South Australian Sport Awards were proudly presented by The Advertiser and Channel 7.
Sport Awards Partner Partners and Members Breakfast Partner
Sport SA Partners