Canberra has long been Australia’s most active community. We have space for kids to get outside and play, we have facilities for locals to play the sports they love at any age, and we are home to elite athletes who are forging impressive careers and giving Canberrans local champions to cheer for.
The CBR Sport Awards on 1 December 2017 will be the sector’s night of nights, celebrating our sporting stars, whether they’re the faces you know or volunteers not used to the limelight.
After such a successful inaugural year in 2016, I’m excited to see who will be nominated, who will be voted into contention for the People’s Sporting Champion, who will be inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame, and to see all of you who make our sporting community great.
I see how sport brings our community together, building pride in our city and breaking down barriers of culture, class and gender. The Government’s support for sporting clubs, our investments in facilities and our particular focus on women in sport is helping Canberra become a healthier, more productive and more inclusive city.
I encourage everyone in Canberra’s sporting community to get involved in these Awards. We can’t wait to celebrate your achievements, performances and contributions.
Minister for Sport and Recreation