Northern Territory Regional Sports Volunteer Awards

The 2021 NT Regional Sports Volunteer Awards aim to acknowledge volunteers who supported, led or remained committed to their sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Awards are open to volunteers right across the Territory – remote, regional and urban.

Recognising the initiatives implemented throughout the COVID-19 lock down and the efforts to get grass roots sports back up and running as the community transitioned to a new normal.

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 14 May 2021.

Award ceremonies to recognise nominated volunteers will be held in:

  • Darwin
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Katherine
  • Tennant Creek
  • Alice Springs
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The 2021 awards include the categories listed below.

Volunteer Member/Group Award

Awarded to an individual or group of volunteers who have displayed outstanding contribution and achievements for their club/organisation throughout the response to COVID-19.

This category recognises volunteer contributions in non-coaching and non-officiating roles.

Volunteer Coach Award

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding contribution and achievements for their club/organisation throughout the response to COVID-19 in a volunteer coaching role.

This category recognises volunteer contributions in unpaid coaching roles.

Volunteer Official Award

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding contribution and achievements for their club/organisation throughout the response to COVID-19 in a volunteer officiating role.

This category recognises volunteer contributions in unpaid officiating roles.

An official is defined as any person who controls the running of a competition by applying the rules and laws of the sport. An official can go by many names including referee, scorer, linesperson, umpire, judge, technical official, chair umpire, timekeeper, tournament director or marshal. Sport officials also include managers, supervisors or coaches of officials. Not included are persons in roles related to sport/team/event administration/management or announcers.

Remote Community Volunteer Award

Awarded to an individual or group who have displayed outstanding contribution and achievements for their remote community throughout the response to COVID-19.

Nominations must be related to contributions and achievements undertaken and implemented within the community for sports related activities.

Nominations must be related to contributions and achievements undertaken and implemented by volunteers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about the following should be provided:

  • Achievements and contribution to the organisation and their sporting community throughout the response to COVID-19.
  • Key benefits and/or impacts of the nominee’s contributions and the value of this to the organisation.

Nominees currently residing outside of the Northern Territory will be considered, however, the nomination must be associated with sports volunteering activities in the Northern Territory from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2020.

Nominees for the Remote Community Volunteer Award must be a resident within their remote community and nominations relevant to unpaid volunteer contributions from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2020.

Contacts

For more information phone 08 8922 6854 or email sporting.events@nt.gov.au.

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Last updated: 28 April 2021

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