Media Release – 30 Oct 2019
Yvette Berry MLA
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development
Minister for Housing and Suburban Development
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for WomenMember for Ginninderra
30 October 2019
2019 CBR Sport Awards finalists announced
Today I announced the finalists for the CBR Sport Awards that recognise outstanding individual and team sporting performances throughout the year.
The finalists are represented across 14 different sports and demonstrate a great passion and drive for their sport. More importantly, the finalists have contributed significantly to Canberra’s local sporting community and make a great impact, not just in Canberra, but nationally and internationally.
Each year, winners receive a unique handmade trophy made at the Canberra Glassworks by local glassmaker Annette Blair. Recognising that 2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, the trophies will now include a recognition of Country in Ngunnawal language.
The winners in each category will be announced at the Gala event held at the National Arboretum on 29 November 2019 and I would like to congratulate all finalists for their remarkable achievements. The finalists are:
|Team of the Year
Athlete of the Year – Women’s Sport
Athlete of the Year – Men’s Sport
|Athlete of the Year – Para Sport
Outstanding Service to Sport
Tickets to the CBR Sport Awards Night can be purchased from the event website at cbrsportawards.com.au/awards-night/book-tickets/
Quote attributable to Robyne Houston, Winner of 2018 Outstanding Service to Sport Award:
“I was very surprised to receive an email advising that I was one of three finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Service to Sport Award as I was not aware I had been nominated for this Award. To be nominated and then be a finalist was overwhelming. To be chosen as the winner of this Award over a number of equally deserving nominees was a huge honour, especially as it was in recognition of something I have loved doing over many years and that is to be involved at all levels of netball.”