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Industry celebrated at 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards

Industry celebrated at 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards
November 20, 2016

Stars, heroes and champions of sport in South Australia have been celebrated at the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards.

Held on Thursday evening (17th November) at the Adelaide Oval, the seventh year KPMG South Australian Sport Awards saw the presentation of the Sport SA Awards and The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards while new members were inducted into the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame.

Hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson from Channel Seven and attended by close to 450 guests, the night saw the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame honour roll grow to 56 inductees with Greg Chappell (cricket), Jenny Cheesman (multisport - basketball and softball), Matthew Cowdrey (paralympic swimming), Ken Farmer (SANFL), Julie Francou (netball) and Jan Stirling (basketball) joining this distinguished group.

In addition, and for the first time since 2011, two new ‘Legends’ were announced: Victor Richardson OBE (multisport) and Gillian Rolton OAM (equestrian), promoted to the highest level of recognition among from the outstanding South Australian sportsmen and women. 

The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and Junior Sports Star of the Year
Kyle Chalmers (swimming) - Kyle Chalmers has enjoyed an outstanding year after his Rio Olympics Gold medal 100 metre freestyle and Bronze relay swims.

Team of the Year
Adelaide United - winners of the A League

Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year
Brayden Davidson (track & field) 

Tanya Denver Award
Libby Kosmala (shooting Paralympian)

The team behind our athletes’ success received appropriate accolades with the Sport SA Awards representing many sports.

Volunteer Award – Sponsored by the Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc. 
John Holland, DragonBoats 
 
Official of the Year – Sponsored by Club One 
Glenn Errington, table tennis 
 
Administrator of the Year – Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher
Michael Carter, Football Federation of South Australia  
 
Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development 
Ben Hinks Craigburn Public School – sailing
 
Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News 
Liam Bekric, Underdale High School - multi-class swimming 

Country Athlete of the Year  
Aidan Stock - hockey 

Coach of the Year  
Peter Bishop - swimming 

Community Event of the Year – Sponsored by BeSigned  
Dragons Down Under Adelaide 2016

Significant Event of the Year - Sponsored by BeSigned 
Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials at the SA Aquatic Leisure Centre.

In addition, the Margaret Ralston ‘Golden Door’ AM Award was presented for the second time to the last Lois Quarrell who was a pioneer in sports journalism at The Advertiser and women’s sport.

Commenting on the Awards, Sport SA Chief Executive Jan Sutherland stated “we are delighted to celebrate sport’s achievements and the people who underpin these, from on the fields, courts and pool, in the offices, training venues and schools with you. 

“Sport SA showcases the success stories of our sport and will ensure that we record and acclaim these achievements to inspire and motivate. 

“Thank you to our partners, members and friends for your support bringing this celebration to reality and ensuring that the sport is prominent in the South Australian community.”

Images: A-League Champions Adelaide United (top), Kyle Chalmers (middle) and Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials at the SA Aquatic Leisure Centre (below). Images courtesy of Sport SA/Facebook.

19th October 2016 - RECOGNISING THE SQUAD BEHIND SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S SPORTING STARS

1st August 2016 - SPORT SA INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 AWARDS

9th March 2016 - RACE TO RIO SET TO EXCITE AT THE SA AQUATIC AND LEISURE CENTRE IN APRIL

28th November 2015 - RACING LEGEND BART CUMMINGS REMEMBERED AT CELEBRATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SPORT


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