Ballarat nominees make Vicsport finals

January 23, 2019 BY

Ultimate honour: Ballarat Ultimate Frisbee’s Aaron Stewart has been nominated for a Victorian Sport Award. Photo: SUPPLIED

THREE Ballarat nominees have made the finals of the Victorian Sport Awards, ahead of the presentation on Wednesday, 20 February at Marvel Stadium.

Individually, Aaron Stewart is nominated for the Southern Cross Trophies Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year award.

Mr Stewart is the founder of the Ballarat Ultimate Frisbee Club. He was president from 2011 to 2018 and sits on Ultimate Frisbee Victoria’s events sub-committee.

Last October, he successfully directed the Division 1 Australian Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Championships – one of Australia’s largest ultimate tournaments.

Also nominated was the City of Ballarat’s Sport and Active Living program, for the Victorian Local Government Initiative of the Year award.

The Victorian Senior Aboriginal Football and Netball Carnival is another nominee in the category of My Sport Live Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year award.

The Victorian Sport Awards celebrates the entire state’s sporting community – participants, coaches, organisers and volunteers across all sporting levels – and honours outstanding contributions.

Vicsport chairman, Ron Gauci said the night acknowledges achievements across grassroots and elite sport and is always a highlight of the year.

“The calibre of candidates and subsequently the finalists chosen are an indication of the health of our industry in Victoria and makes the process of judging winners more challenging and interesting,” he said.

The judges come from various diverse sporting groups and roles.

Local athletics personality and Olympian, Steve Moneghetti AM is on the panel this year.

Nominees are submitted by state sporting associations, regional sport assemblies, teammates, club members, coaches or their local community.

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