Sports awards back this year

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Nom­i­na­tions for the fifth an­nual round of the City of Kar­ratha FUTURECLUBS Com­mu­nity Sports Awards are now open, and this year an Australian basketball pi­o­neer as the award cer­e­mony guest of hon­our is an added bonus.

The City of Kar­ratha Club De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram FUTURECLUBS awards are held each Novem­ber to recog­nise the hard work and achieve­ments of sports groups, coaches, play­ers and vol­un­teers in the City com­mu­nity over the past year.

Res­i­dents are in­vited to nom­i­nate them­selves or some­one else to­wards the eight cat­e­gories in­clud­ing adult and ju­nior sports­man and sportswoman, sport­ing group and coach of the year.

The guest of hon­our for this year’s awards cer­e­mony was last week an­nounced as for­mer in­ter­na­tional and na­tional basketball player and coach Michele Timms, who will come to Kar­ratha just days be­fore she is set to be in­ducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Timms will also be hold­ing a com­mu­nity meet-and-greet event and basketball de­vel­op­ment work­shop while in town.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said lo­cal sport was an im­por­tant part of com­mu­nity life in the City and de­served recog­ni­tion with reg­u­lar awards such as these.

“The FUTURECLUBS Com­mu­nity Sports Awards present an op­por­tu­nity for the sports com­mu­nity to come to­gether and show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the in­di­vid­u­als and teams that work so hard, of­ten in a vol­un­teer­ing capacity, to en­sure sports thrive in the re­gion,” he said.

“It’s a chance to cel­e­brate suc­cess and share in the achieve­ments of sports groups within the City of Kar­ratha, em­brac­ing the spe­cial mem­bers of our com­mu­nity that are so ded­i­cated to them.”

He said nom­i­na­tions for the sports awards con­tin­ued to in­crease ev­ery year.

“Sports play a vi­tal role in our com­mu­nity and as sport­ing clubs con­tinue to grow in the re­gion, so too do our awards,” he said.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Novem­ber 9. Win­ners will be an­nounced at an awards night on Fri­day, Novem­ber 18.

Ev­ery­one who sub­mits an ap­pli­ca­tion will go into a draw to win $200 prize money to­wards a sports club of their choos­ing. Visit kar­ratha. wa.gov.au/futureclubs.

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