Western Australians are known for their love of sport. The RAC SportWest Awards (formerly the RAC WA Sports Star Awards) celebrate the achievements on and off the field of sports people and Clubs from WA.

2019 RAC WA Sports Star Awards

RAC Insurance Beyond Sport- John Gilmour Medal Winner, Fremantle CBC Amateur Football Club

RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year Winner, Quinns Rock Junior Cricket Club

We’re proud to support the RAC SportsWest Awards for the fifth consecutive year and, with the help of our members, recognise local sporting heroes.

This year, for the first time, we’re pleased to have granted a direct club donation of $5,000 to each of them to assist them in continuing their amazing work.

The Awards were held on 13 February, 2020 at Optus Stadium and we're pleased to announce the following winners:

RAC WA Sports Star Award Winner
The West Australian RAC Sports Star Nathan Fyfe (ALF) & Hannah Green (Golf)
Hyundai Junior Sports Star Hamish Henriques (Rowing)
Channel Seven Perth Team of the Year Perth Wildcats (Basketball)
KPMG Coach of the Year Justin Langer (Cricket)
Community TAB Official of the Year Tyler Miller (Rugby)
Roobix Service to Sport – May Campbell Medal Robert Chalmers (Athletics), Christine Polglaze (Calisthenics and Kay Lane (Golf)
RAC Insurance Beyond Sport – John Gilmour Medal Fremantle CBC Amateur Football Club (AFL)
RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year Quinns Rock Junior Cricket Club
 6PR Special Achievement Award Maddison Hinson- Tolchard (Golf) 
 Healthway Healthy Club Award  York Pony Club 

 

RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year Award

This award aligns to RAC’s commitment to help make WA a better place. The RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year award recognises a sporting club who is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together.

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

  • How the club is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together
  • The outstanding achievements that have been made in and out of competition over the past twelve months
  • The nomination must have occurred in the 2018 nomination period
  • Nominations can be lodged by RAC members, and members of the WA Sports Federation
  • Nominees must be a sporting club affiliated to a member of the WA Sports Federation and based in Western Australia

RAC Insurance Beyond Sport Award - John Gilmour Medal

This Award aligns to RAC’s commitment to give back to its members and the WA community.  It acknowledges clubs who in the past twelve months have assisted its members or the local community to positively overcome individual, family or community challenges or adversity. 

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

  • How the club has worked together to build resilience and overcome adversity, be it within the Club itself or the wider community
  • How the club has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in the community
  • The nomination must have occurred in the 2018 nomination period
  • Nominations can be lodged by RAC members, and members of the WA Sports Federation
  • Nominees must be a sporting club affiliated to a member of the WA Sports Federation and based in Western Australia 
Read the remarkable story of 2017 RAC Insurance Beyond Sport - John Gilmour Medal winner, Matt Whelan.

The RAC SportWest Awards are managed by SportWest, the peak industry body for sport and active recreation in Western Australia.