The RAC WA Sports Star Awards recognises excellence in sport and celebrates the achievements of sports people from WA.

Organisations that are members of the WA Sports Federation are eligible to submit nominations for any of the Awards. Performances must fall within the period – 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017.

Eligibility for nominations

The West Australian RAC Sports Star Award and Railtrain Junior Sports Star Award

Nominees must be eligible to represent WA and:

  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident in WA: or
  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident interstate or overseas and eligible to represent Australia: or
  • Have relocated to the WA sport system and are resident in WA. The nominee must have been resident for 2 years to be eligible.
  • Junior nominees may be of any underage restriction as defined by the sport but must be 18 years or under for the period 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017. If the achievements are in open competition the nominee must also be 18 years or under in the nomination period.

Interpretation: 'Product of the WA sport system' – identified and developed as an athlete in WA.

Note: If the nominee currently resides interstate and would be eligible as above, then he or she must hold current membership registration with their sport in WA. The athlete shall not currently compete against WA or a WA based team.

Channel Seven Perth Team of the Year

  • An officially recognised state team or WA based team competing at a national level; or
  • A team representing Australia comprised solely of athletes eligible in either the Sports Star or Junior Sports Star categories; or
  • A team registered and based in a WA club e.g. 1983 Americas Cup crew.

KPMG Coach of the Year

  • A coach who resides primarily in WA; and
  • A coach of WA registered athletes or team: or
  • A coach of an Australian team who is registered with a WA state sport association.

Community TAB Official of the Year

  • An official who resides in WA; and
  • Registered with a state sport association; and
  • Officiates at any level i.e. state, national or international.

Criteria for the above Awards:

The primary consideration in assessing nominees will be performance in sanctioned competition. Consideration will be given to the following:

  • The level of each performance relative to international standards and rankings;
  • The level of competition i.e. regional, national, international;
  • The sport’s restriction at international level e.g. Australian football;
  • The cultural significance of the sport to Australia; and
  • Its status within Australia and internationally.

RAC Insurance Giving Back Awards

RAC Insurance Service to Sport - May Campbell Medal

This Award seeks to recognise the contribution made by an individual to their sport or sporting organisation through their long and outstanding service.

The judges will give preference to those nominees who have contributed strongly across more than one field of endeavour, as the award honours the unparalleled service to hockey by May Campbell (nee Pearce) as a player, coach, selector and administrator in several Australian states as well as national duties. The award is a reflection of her outstanding achievements and long-term dedication and involvement across all facets of the sport.

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

  • A proven record of achievement and/or performance in any of the following:
    – Competing, Officiating, Administration and Coaching
  • A long-term involvement in and commitment to their sport at a variety of levels; and
  • A demonstration of the legacy of the nominee’s contribution.
RAC Insurance Beyond Sport - John Gilmour Medal

This Award aligns with the RAC’s commitment to give back to its members and the community. Clubs contribute to building the identity, resilience and spirit of a local community.

Inspired by the deeds of prisoner of war John Gilmour, this award, which aligns with the RAC’s commitment to give back to its members and the community, recognises clubs who have gone beyond their normal calling by assisting members or the broader community to positively overcome individual, family or community challenges or adversity.

State Sport Associations may nominate a Club that has demonstrated this sense of giving back and building resilience within their local community during 2015. This may be assisting Club members or the broader community to positively overcome individual, family or community challenges or adversity.

State Sporting Associations and the nominated Club must demonstrate its members worked together to achieve an outcome that benefited their community, be it within the Club itself or the wider community.

Note: A maximum of 2 nominations in any Award category will be accepted from each nominating organisation. Please rank the nominations.