Sailing Nominated for Australian Sports Awards

Published on November 16th, 2016

Athletes and teams from 15 sports have been selected as finalists for the 2016 AIS Sport Performance awards, with winners to be announced at a gala dinner at The Star in Sydney on December 14.

As Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success.

Acting Australian Sports Commission CEO Matt Favier said: “It’s fantastic to see the variety of sports and athletes represented as finalists in the AIS Sport Performance Awards and it’s reflective of the widespread talent and opportunity in Australian sport. The AIS Sport Performance Awards is an opportunity for the Australian sport sector to come together and celebrate remarkable achievements.”

In addition to awards determined by an AIS judging panel, sport fans also have the chance to vote for two awards – The ABC Sports Personality of the Year and Public Choice Team of the Year. The AIS, with the support of ABC Grandstand, has launched an online platform and are taking votes now.

2016 ASPAs finalists

Male Athlete of the Year
• Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair Tennis)
• Tom Burton (Sailing)
• Kyle Chalmers (Swimming)
• Mack Horton (Swimming)

Female Athlete of the Year
• Kim Brennan (Rowing)
• Chloe Esposito (Modern Pentathlon)
• Catherine Skinner (Shooting)
• Tyler Wright (Surfing)

Para Performance of the Year
• Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair Tennis)
• Australian Steelers (Wheelchair Rugby)
• Maddison Elliott (Swimming)
• Curtis McGrath (Canoe)

Emerging Athlete
• Curtis Luck (Golf)
• Ezi Magbegor (Basketball)
• Jessica Thornton (Athletics)
• Sam Welsford (Cycling)

Coach of the Year
• Luke Beveridge (Australian Rules Football)
• Michael Blackburn (Sailing)
• Brad Dubberley (Wheelchair Rugby)
• Tim Walsh (Rugby Sevens)

Leadership
• Matt Allan, Matt Carroll (Sailing)
• David Gallop (Football)
• Dr David Hughes (AIS/AOC)
• Kate McLoughlin (APC)

Source: Australia Institute of Sport

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