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.
The West Australian RAC Sports Star Award and Railtrain Junior Sports Star Award
Nominees must be eligible to represent WA and:
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.
The primary consideration in assessing nominees will be performance in sanctioned competition. Consideration will be given to the following:
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:
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.