John Kobelke

John Kobelke

Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Community Safety; Water Resources; Sport and Recreation

    2007 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards - the winners

    19/10/2007 8:52 PM

    The leaders in Western Australian sport and recreation have been recognised for outstanding achievement and innovation in their field.

    The 2007 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards were held at Burswood Entertainment Complex on Friday, October 19 and attracted a record number of nominations across all award categories.

    Sport and Recreation Minister John Kobelke congratulated all award winners, in particular Bowls WA, who claimed top honours with the Minister’s Award for Excellence, which also included a $10,000 cash prize.

    “Bowls WA deserves special recognition for undertaking a complete restructure of its organisation, which has helped unify the sport and deliver significant benefits to its entire membership,” Mr Kobelke said.

    “These awards celebrate innovation, creativity, leadership and best practice by those people and organisations who work behind the scenes to provide high quality sport and recreation services to WA.

    “It is these people who are helping to build better social capital and adding tremendous benefits to our community in the areas of health by getting more Western Australians physically active.”

    The Minister also gave special mention to the Carine and Karratha Netball Clubs, who made the nomination short-list in the Rio Tinto Volunteer Support Award category.

    “When you consider there are more than 5,000 sport and recreation clubs throughout WA, this is a magnificent effort,” Mr Kobelke said.

    “It shows the great commitment to developing people that exists at the grass roots level.”

    A full list of winners and finalists for each award category is listed below.

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    2007 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards – Winners and Nominees

    Minister’s Award for Excellence (the best of the best)
    Winner: Bowls WA

    Australian Institute of Management Industry Award for Management Award
    Winner: Bowls WA
    Finalists: YMCA/ Surf Life Saving WA

    Lotterywest Commitment to Participation Award
    Winner: YMCA
    Finalists: City of Joondalup / Football West (Disability Program)

    Best Management Initiative of a Built Facility
    Winner: City of Joondalup
    Finalist: City of Bayswater

    Best Management Initiative of a Nature Based Facility
    Winner: West Australian Mountain Bike Association
    Finalists: Shire of Mundaring / City of Gosnells

    Rio Tinto Volunteer Support Award
    Winner: Surf Life Saving WA
    Finalists: Carine Netball Club / Karratha Netball

    Commitment to Professional Development
    Winner: Western Australian Sports Centre Trust
    Finalists: Surf Life Saving WA / UWA Sports and Recreation

    Community Event Award
    Winner: Swimming WA
    Special Commendation: Multiplex Avon Descent
    Finalists: Tri-Events Freeway Bike Hike, Shire of Mundaring

    Newcrest Mining Contribution to Indigenous Sport and Recreation
    Winner: Western Australian Cricket Association
    Finalists: Swimming WA / Netball WA

    Newcrest Mining Provision of Sport and Recreation to Regional Sport
    Winner: Northern Goldfields Sport and Recreation Program
    Finalists: Masters Swimming WA / Netball WA