16th March, 2022
2021 Good Sports Awards
The Good Sports Awards ceremony celebrating our 2021 winners was held at the State Library, Melbourne on Tuesday March 15, 2022. Congratulations to all our fantastic winners and runners-up!
Despite challenges to travel, some club representatives and Alcohol and Drug Foundation staff got together to celebrate our winners. Other club reps joined in via video link. After another difficult 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 Glenorchy Basketball Association from Tasmania.
The winners for state and territory Club of the Year are:
- ACT - Western Districts Rugby Union Football Club
- NSW - Umina United Soccer Club
- QLD - Eagleby Giants Junior Rugby League Football Club
- SA - East Torrens Baseball Club
- NT - Federal Cricket Club
- VIC - Monash Demons All Abilities Football Club
- WA - UWA Boat Club
- TAS - Glenorchy Basketball Association
Good Sports Volunteer of the Year
The Good Sports Volunteer 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 Volunteer of the Year is Brian Richardson from West Rosebud Bowling and Croquet Club, Victoria.
The state and territory winners for Volunteer of the Year are:
- ACT - Richard Weaver- Table Tennis ACT
- NSW - Caroline Braddick - Canterbury Touch Association
- QLD - Nick Carrol - Eagleby Giants Junior Rugby League Club
- SA - Anne Foreman - Robe Golf Club
- NT - Robyn On - Casuarina Swimming Club
- VIC - Brian Richardson - West Rosebud Bowling and Croquet Club
- WA - Elle Weston - Margaret River Hawks Cricket Club
- TAS - Katie Gardner- Deloraine Football Club
Good Sports New 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 New Club of the Year winner is Beechworth Dragon Boat Club from Victoria.
Good Sports Mental Health Excellence Award
This Award goes to a Good Sports club who has 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 Mental Health Excellence Award goes to Goodwood Saints Football Club from South Australia.
Good Sports Junior Club of the Year
This Award goes to a Good Sports Junior club who has 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 Eagleby Giants Junior Rugby League Football Club from Queensland.
Good Sports Safe Transport Award
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 Award goes to Pyramid Hill Football and Netball Club Inc from Victoria.
Good Sports Staying Connected Award
This award goes to a club who has gone above to beyond to keep their members connected and feeling supported during times when the club has not been able to gather in person or play their sport as usual.
The Good Sports Staying Connected Award goes to Natimuk United Football Netball Club from Victoria.
Big congratulations to all our runners-up. These clubs are also shining stars of the Good Sports program.
- Club Volunteer of the Year - Robyn On, Casuarina Swimming Club
- Club of the Year - Umina United Soccer Club, NSW
- Mental Health Excellence Award - Warrandyte Cricket Club, VIC
- New Club of the Year - Multicultural Sports Club, QLD
- Safe Transport Award - Rapid Bay Cricket Club, SA
- Junior Club of the Year - ARKS Rugby Union Club, WA
- Staying Connected Award - Nar Nar Goon Netball Club, VIC
Club of the Year
- TAS - Kingston Blues Netball Club
- ACT - Rebels Baseball Club
- NSW - Shellharbour Surf Life Saving Club
- QLD - Multicultural Sports Club
- SA - Fitzroy Community Club
- VIC - Sea Lake Golf Bowls Club
- NT - Central Australian Rough Riders
- WA - ARKS Rugby
Club Champion of the Year
- ACT - Trudi Fajri -Weston Creek Molonglo Wildcats Junior Football Club
- NSW - Perry Johnstone - Alexandria Rovers JRLFC
- QLD - Kylie Burford - Spiders Boxing Club
- SA - Giannina Taeger - Fitzroy Community Club
- NT - Alister Stevic - Federal Cricket Club
- VIC - Max Grant - Bundoora Football Netball Club
- WA - Laura Ng - Perth Broncos American Football Club
- TAS - Joe Chivers - Campania Football Club