UWA has taken out two awards in the 2016 University Sports Awards announced earlier this month.
UWA West coast Swim Club Coach, Michael Shaw won the Australian University Sport Coach of the Year Award which acknowledges the efforts of a coach who has contributed to university sport during the year. In particular, their involvement has made a significant contribution to the success of a person/s or team that they have coached or been the major cause for an increased standard of coaching in the sport with which they have been associated.
UWA Hockey Club have won the Community Leadership Award for 2016. This award recognises a club, team or university for their commitment and dedication building capacity to promote positive attitudes and behaviours either within the university sporting community or between university sport and the local community.
UWA had a massive year in hockey at the 2016 Australian University Games, with both the Men's and the Women teams taking home the gold. This is the first time for a number of years that the hockey teams have won and the first time for over a decade that both teams have been crowned Champions together. The UWA Hockey Club had 13 of its members represent UWA at this year's Australian University games, a fantastic participation rate for any club.
Sue Gliddon, Clubs and Student-Athlete Manager from UWA Sport nominated Michael and the Hockey Club for the awards.
“Within the UWA sporting community, we have such a high calibre of people involved with our student athletes and club members. It is always rewarding to see those you work alongside recognised for such outstanding commitment," she said.
There are eight categories in the Australian University Sport Awards. Below are all the National winners.
Coach of the year - Michael Shaw (UWA)
Community Leadership award - UWA Hockey (UWA)
Team of the Year - 3x3 Basketball (Monash)
Female Athlete of the Year - Amy James (QUT, Rowing)
Male Athlete of the Year - Cyrus Monk (Melb Uni, Cycling)
Most Outstanding performance - Ellie Cole (ACU, Rio Paras, Swimming)
Most Outstanding performance Indigenous athlete - Ryan James (Griffith, Gold Coast Titans)
Most Outstanding performance - Emilie Cherry (UQ, Rio Women's 7s)
Congratulations to all the National winners!
UWA Sport Pty Ltd