Western Australia has some fantastic sporting stars. The RAC WA Sports Star Awards recognise excellence in sport and celebrate the achievements of sports people from WA on and off the field.

2018 RAC WA Sports Star Awards

 

 

 

We are proud to sponsor the RAC WA Sports Star Awards and with the help of our members, recognise the outstanding achievements of WA sporting clubs and individuals.

For the first time in 2018, RAC members were able to nominate a club or individual for the the RAC Insurance Beyond Sport - John Gilmour Medal and RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year Award. 

The Awards were held on 7 February, 2019 at Optus Stadium and we're pleased to announce the following winners:

RAC WA Sports Star Award Winner
The West Australian RAC Sports Star Samantha Kerr
Hyundai Junior Sports Star Zac Littlewood
Channel Seven Perth Team of the Year West Coast Eagles
KPMG Coach of the Year Adam Simpson
Community TAB Official of the Year Jiten Bhatt
Roobix Service to Sport – May Campbell Medal Elaine Forward, Lynne Schickert & Valerie Mayger
RAC Insurance Beyond Sport – John Gilmour Medal WA Disabled Water Ski Club
RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year Joondalup Kinross Cricket 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 WA Sports Star Awards are managed by the WA Sports Federation (WASF), the peak industry body for sport and active recreation in Western Australia.