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Sport SA Awards finalists announced

October 23, 2012
The dedicated coaches, volunteers, administrators and officials who back South Australian sport have been recognised as finalists in the 2012 Sport SA Awards.
Sport SA Chief Executive Jan Sutherland "Sport SA is proud of the team which provides sport for all South Australians. They enable our sporting stars to achieve the best performances as they coach, officiate, organise events and complete many other tasks.
"Sport SA is delighted that we are able to recognise the great achievements of our sports in so many areas".
The finalists were announced in the following categories (see below):
Administrator of the Year, Coach of the Year, Country Athlete of the Year, Event of the
Year, Official of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Primary School Sports Award and the Secondary School Sports Award.
Award recipients will be presented at the KPMG Celebration of South Australian Sport Gala Dinner on Friday 23rd November at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre when Sport SA joins forces with The Advertiser Channel Seven to present The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and the Sport SA Awards.
Sutherland adds "please join us to celebrate sport in South Australia ... in an exciting, entertaining Gala dinner showcasing our sporting success."

Finalists for the 2012 Sport SA Awards

Volunteer Award Sponsored by City Bay Fun Run Inc.

Phil Bowen Swimming SA
Russell Ritter Equestrian SA
Jan Leta Summers Netball SA

Official of the Year Sponsored by Club One

Michael Eastaughffe Rowing SA
Peter Graham Swimming SA
Phil Haines Basketball SA

Administrator of the Year Sponsored by OAMPS Insurance Brokers

Cathy Leske Croquet SA
Andrew Rumbelow Volleyball SA
Phil Sinnott Squash SA

Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award Sponsored by Department for Education & Child Development

Jake Bastian, Swimming, Scotch College
Sam May Football, Tennis, Colonel Light Gardens Primary School
Nikki Thompson, Athletics, Para Hills Primary School

Secondary School Sports Award Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited

Matthew Barnard, Diving Immanuel College
Kyle Chalmers, Swimming Immanuel College
Emma Checker, Soccer Immanuel College

Country Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Sport SA

Kieran Ashby, SA Cricket Association
Daniel Lee, Lawlor SA Men's Netball Association
Heather Richards, Lower South East Bowling Association / Bowls SA

Coach of the Year Sponsored by Print Junction

Peter Bishop, SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Gareth Jones, Golf SA
Brenton Sanderson, Adelaide Crows

Event of the Year Sponsored by Renniks

Croquet SA - 13th World Croquet Federation Association Championships 2012
Swimming - 2012 Energy Australia Swimming Championships
Tennis SA - 2012 World Tennis Challenge

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