24th February, 2021 — Good Sports awards

2020 Good Sports Awards

The Good Sports Awards ceremony celebrating our 2020 winners was held at Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Congratulations to all our fantastic winners and runners-up!

Despite COVID-related travel restrictions, some club representatives, Members of Parliament and Alcohol and Drug Foundation staff got together to celebrate our winners. Other club reps joined in via video link. After a challenging year, it was great to come together to recognise the amazing achievements around Australia.

These Awards shine the spotlight on the passionate clubs and volunteers. These clubs and people are giving their all to their sport. They work hard to improve the health and wellbeing of members, families and sporting communities.

Good Sports Club of the Year

The Good Sports Club of the Year Award goes to a club who has reached the top level of the Good Sports program. Inspiring positive change and building a healthier, more family-friendly club environment where everyone feels welcome. This club is a champion within their community and has made their club the very best it can be by committing to, and going above and beyond, the core requirements of the Good Sports program.

This year, the Good Sports Club of the Year is Enfield United Community Cricket Club from South Australia.

The winners for state and territory Club of the Year are:

  • South Australian - Enfield United Community Cricket Club 
  • Northern Territory - Top End Judo Academy 
  • Western Australia - Cape Range Riders 
  • Tasmania - Dominoes Basketball Club
  • Queensland - Biloela Netball Club
  • ACT - ACT Dragons Volleyball Club 
  • New South Wales - Wellington Amateur Swimming Club
  • Victoria - Myrtleford Alpine Saints Football Netball Club

Good Sports Club Champion of the Year

The Good Sports Club Champion of the Year Award recognises the club volunteer who is the beating heart of their club. They give their all to their club and expect nothing in return, they are a local hero.

This year, the Good Sports Club Champion of the Year is Toloula Pula from Pakenham Eels Rugby League Club and Touch Association. 

The state and territory winners for Club Champion of the Year are:

  • South Australia - Margaret Johnson, South Australian United Church Netball Association 
  • Northern Territory - Jenny Ashenden, Tennis Alice Springs
  • Western Australia - David King, Thornlie Cricket Club
  • Tasmania - Kevin Baddiley, Moonah Basketball Association
  • Queensland - Denise Bills, Musgrave Soccer Club
  • ACT - Jillian Mitchell, North Woden Tennis Club
  • New South Wales - Maddie Jones, Blowfly Cricket
  • Victoria - Toloula Pula, Pakenham Eels Rugby League Club and Touch Association

Good Sports Rookie Club of the Year

This award goes to a Good Sports club who is new to the program. Since recently coming on board, they have worked quickly and with commitment to affect change at their club, taking responsibility for their members and building a healthier, more family-friendly environment where everyone feels welcome.

The Good Sports Rookie Club of the Year winner is Normanton Karumba Athletics Club from Queensland.  

Good Sports Healthy Minds Club of the Year

This Award goes to a Good Sports Healthy Minds club who has completed the Healthy Minds program and been a fantastic example of promoting mental health awareness. They have undertaken positive activities that look after both the minds and bodies of their club members.

The Healthy Minds Club of the Year winner is Kingston Blues Netball Club from Tasmania.  

Good Sports Healthy Eating Club of the Year

This Award goes to a Good Sports club who has completed the Healthy Eating program and committed to positive change by providing and promoting healthy food and drink options within their club.

The Healthy Eating Club of the Year winner is Hervey Bay Cricket Association from Queensland.

Good Sports Junior Club of the Year

This Award goes to a Good Sports Junior club who has completed the Junior program and gone above and beyond to role model healthy behaviours and create a safer place for juniors to play sport.

The Junior Club of the Year is Goodwood Saints Football Club from South Australia.

Good Sports Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year

This award goes to a Good Sports club who has strengthened their community and set a great example. They have prepared their club to react appropriately to illegal drug-related issues through developing and implementing an illegal drugs policy.

The Good Sports Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year winner is Glenorchy District Football club from Tasmania.

Good Sports Safe Transport Club of the Year

This award goes to a Good Sports club who has put the safety of their members as top priority by implementing a transport policy to ensure everyone gets home safe.

The Good Sports Safe Transport Club of the Year winner is Glenelg District Cricket Club from South Australia.

Runners Up

Big congratulations to all our runners-up. These clubs are also shining stars of the Good Sports program.

  • Club Champion of the Year - Maddie Jones, Blowfly Cricket
  • Club of the Year - ACT Dragons Volleyball Club
  • Healthy Minds Club of the Year - Burnie Basketball Association
  • Healthy Eating Club of the Year - Bracken Ridge Little Athletics
  • Rookie Club of the Year - Alice Springs Celtic FC. Third runner up - Joondalup Netball Association
  • Safe Transport Club of the Year - Tarrawanna Blueys FC
  • Junior Club of the Year - Emerald Brothers Cricket Club
  • Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year - North Fremantle FC

Club of the Year

  • SA - Goodwood Saints FC
  • NT - Barbarians Rugby Union FC
  • WA - Boyanup Hockey
  • TAS - Kingston Blues Netball Club
  • QLD - Stanthorpe Amateur Swimming and SLSC
  • ACT - ANU Women's Football
  • NSW - Blowflys Cricket
  • VIC - Packenham Eels

Club Champion of the Year

  • SA - Anne-Marie Brown, Port Adelaide Baseball club
  • NT - Luke MacFarlane, Barbarians Rugby Union Football Club
  • WA - Jennifer Lear, Kwinana Tigers Hockey Club
  • TAS - Daniel Ogg,Dominoes Basketball Club
  • QLD - Cameron Wyatt, Brothers Australian Football Club
  • ACT - Simon Whiting, ANU Women’s Football Club
  • NSW - Terry Vella, The Entrance Junior Rugby League Football Club
  • VIC - Jacqui Mackertich, Keon Park Tennis Club

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