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Wellington and Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Awards

This highly anticipated occasion stands as one of the pinnacle events of the year for our local sporting community, where we come together to officially recognise the remarkable accomplishments of Albany's exceptional athletes, spanning all age groups from the youth to the seasoned veterans.

The Albany region takes pride in being home to a wealth of exceptional sporting talent, both on and off the field. Our roster of high-profile athletes is widely celebrated, and our off-field contributors are equally outstanding. The annual awards ceremony serves as a platform to unite these remarkable individuals, honouring their accomplishments and unwavering dedication to the advancement of sport and recreation within the region. 

The Wellington and Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Awards acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals within the sport and recreation industry across the following categories:

Nominations are collated on a monthly basis and reviewed by a judging panel for the selection of the monthly sportsperson winners. The City of Albany encourages local sporting clubs to nominate athletes from their clubs for the Sports Person of the Year Awards.

Key Dates

Nominations are now open for 2024

Complete your monthly nominations here!

If you have any queries, please email alacbookings@albany.wa.gov.au

Eligibility Criteria

Please ensure you read through and understand the eligibility criteria before submitting your application forms.

Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Past Winners

2023

  • Retravision Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Demi Burns - Athletics
  • Castlehow Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Connor Bunce - Soccer
  • Sound Life Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award: Steve Hurley - Shooting
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award: Darcy Cameron - AFL

2018

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Tom Gawned, Swimming
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Craig Wiggins, Cycling
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award - Paul Murray, Hockey
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award - Craig Wiggins, Cycling

2017

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Craig Wiggins, Albany Cycling Club
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Steven Moss, Water Skiing
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award – Dermot Buckly, Triathlon
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award – Steven Moss, Water Skiing

2016

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Craig Wiggins, Albany Cycling Club
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Sonja Johnson, Equestrian
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award – Rob Slattery, Surf Life Saving
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award – Craig Wiggins, Cycling

2015

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Craig Wiggins, Albany Cycling Club
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Steven Hurley, Shooting
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award – Dermot Buckly, Triathlon
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award – Steven Hurley, Shooting

2014

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Blake Watson, Speedway
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Steven Hurley, Shooting
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award – Rob Slattery, Surf Life Saving
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award – Rob Slattery, Surf Life Saving

2013

  • Albany Finance Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Blake Watson, Speedway
  • Impulse Cycles Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award: Steven Hurley, Shooting
  • National Lifestyle Villages Veteran Sportsperson of the Year Award – Adrian Shepherd, Surfing
  • Wellington & Reeves Albany Sportsperson of the Year Award – Steven Hurley, Shooting