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Triathlete of the Year Annual Awards

  • Jennifer Vile
  • 13 Apr 2018
  • Posted 8 days ago

Nominations are now sought for the following awards which will be presented at the Triathlete of the Year (TOTY) Annual Awards breakfast on Saturday 16 June.

SERVICE TO SPORT AWARD

The Service to Sport Award is to recognise individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the sport of Triathlon over an extended period of time. This award provides the opportunity to recognise an individual’s service which may not have been directly associated with Triathlon WA but has provided significant benefit to the sport at a club, event or other association level.

Nomination for the Service to Sport Award will be called for in conjunction with the call for Life Member nominations. Individuals nominated for the Service to Sport Award will be assessed by the panel convened to consider Triathlon WA Life Memberships. The panel will present recommendations to the Triathlon WA Board who will make final decisions on successful nominees. Decisions will be made on the basis of the following:

  • Service to the sport over an extended period (minimum of ten (10) years
  • Service to the sport well above what is normally expected
  • Significant leadership in the sport
  • Enhancement of the standing of triathlon in the community
  • In good standing with Triathlon WA
  • Any other factors considered relevant by the nominations panel or Board. 

Coach of the Year Award

This award will recognise those individuals who have coached Western Australia athletes (Age Group or Elite) to outstanding achievements in the past 12 months. Individuals nominated for the Coach of the Year Award will be assessed by the panel convened to consider nominations. The panel will present recommendations to the Triathlon WA Board who will make the final decisions on successful nominees.  

Eligibility and criteria: A nominee must have coached a Western Australian athlete or athletes to one or more outstanding performances over the previous season (domestic, national or international). Nominees must be current members of Triathlon WA and a currently accredited triathlon coach at the time of their nomination. Nominations should be a maximum of two pages and address the following criteria:

  • Current TWA member.
  • Current Accredited Coach.
  • Club involvement if any.
  • Length of service as a coach.
  • Details of outstanding performances of athletes coached at either a domestic, national or international level.
  • Any other supporting information.

The winner(s) of this award may be nominated for any other appropriate industry awards as deemed appropriate by TWA Board and management. This may include Department of Sport and Recreation Coaches Awards, WA Sports Federation  Sports Star Awards.

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