The VIATEK Central Coast Academy of Sport Formal Awards Evening will be held at Mingara Recreation Club on Wednesday 20th November. The event has been re-modelled over a number of years, the event on the 20th will see all sport program awards winners attend the event where the announcement of the four major award winners will be announced. For the first time in the organisations history will be the announcement of the first three people to be inducted as Life Members of the Central Coast Academy of Sport. The CCAS has waited patiently for the fifteen years of service clock to ‘tick by’ and with that occurring in 2019 the trigger for Life Membership to the organisation will be formalised.
The major award winners will be selected from the following sport program awards winners, recently announced after the Central Coast Academy of Sport held an Athlete Celebration Event in October.
|AFL – Boys|
|AFL Boys Athlete of the Year Cohen Crook|
|AFL Boys Encouragement Award Harry McClusky|
|Basketball Athlete’s of the Year Holly Handley & Isaiah Walter|
|Basketball Encouragement Awards Cushla Alpen & Matthew Marsters|
|Future Stars Athlete of the Year Ashley Pernecker|
|Golf Athlete of the Year Josh Hawkshaw|
|Golf Encouragement Award Siddhartha Bezwada|
|Hockey Athlete of the Year Marcus James|
|Hockey Encouragement Award Katelyn Williams|
|Netball Athlete of the Year Eden Matterson|
|Netball Encouragement Award Maddison Sternbeck & Savannah Castellino|
|Netball Umpire of the Year Emma Kohlmayer|
|Netball Umpires Encouragement Award Anastazia Dunn|
|Swimming Athlete of the Year Taylem Barnard|
|Swimming Encouragement Award Jonathan Hall|
|Triathlon Athlete of the Year Tia Hart|
|Triathlon Encouragement Award Logan Pugsley|
|Touch Football Athlete of the Year Erika Stoddard|
|Touch Football Encouragement Award Archie Tebbutt|
In addition to the top two performance awards (Male and Female Athlete of the Year) the CCAS will present a Coaching Award, An Appreciation to Sporting Excellence Award and the Chair Mark Holton to present his award for services to sport, the region and as a role model for the organisation.
Emily Burgess-Moore the CCAS Events Manager said of the pending awards evening; “We have again adjusted our awards to cater for a more athlete friendly event, I have no doubt stage two will again be a great night, a chance to recognise the outstanding contributions our athletes make to their chosen sport and to the region. In addition to our athlete awards we will again be celebrating the work and commitment of our many volunteers, these people really are the life blood of the organisation and a chance for the CCAS to rightly thank and acknowledge them for all they do for the sporting sector. Finally, we will be inducting three long serving people as Life Members to the Academy, the Board deliberated over many meetings how best to commence the importance of induction of Life Members and we will be doing that as the final piece to a very successful year in sport.”