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AIS Sport Performance Awards

AIS Sport Performance Awards

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of Australia’s leading athletes, teams and coaches

Nomination Guidelines

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Female Athlete of the Year

Six finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019 in an individual event or in special circumstances as part of a team (relative depth and level of competition will be considered).
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader athlete cohort (eg role model, leadership)
  • Achievements beyond sporting performances (eg community involvement, academic/vocation achievements).

Male Athlete of the Year

Six finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019 in an individual event or in special circumstances as part of a team (relative depth and level of competition will be considered)
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader athlete cohort (eg role model, leadership)
  • Achievements beyond sporting performances (eg community involvement, academic/vocation achievements).

Female Para-Athlete of the Year

Six finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019 in an individual event or in special circumstances as part of a team (relative depth and level of competition will be considered)
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader athlete cohort (eg role model, leadership)
  • Achievements beyond sporting performances (eg community involvement, academic/vocation achievements).

Male Para-Athlete of the Year

Six finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019 in an individual event or in special circumstances as part of a team (relative depth and level of competition will be considered)
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader athlete cohort (eg role model, leadership)
  • Achievements beyond sporting performances (eg community involvement, academic/vocation achievements).

Emerging Athlete of the Year

Four finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019 in an individual event or in special circumstances as part of a team (relative depth and level of competition will be considered)
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader athlete cohort (eg role model, leadership)
  • Achievements beyond sporting performances (eg community involvement, academic/vocation achievements).

Unable to be nominated if nominated in previous years.

Coach of the Year

Four finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019, considering the relative depth and level of competition
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Contribution to broader coaching community (eg coach education and development, mentoring, knowledge sharing, embracing innovation and inspiring others)
  • Display initiative to improve the standard of their own coaching performance.

Team of the Year

Four finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019
  • Demonstrated behaviours such as sportsmanship, fair play, respect and integrity
  • Relative depth and level of competition
  • Any other factors pertinent to the resultant performance within the team.

High Performance Program of the Year

Four finalists

  • Quality of sporting performance(s) throughout 2019
  • Displayed initiative and embraced improvement in the day-to-day management, conduct and delivery of the program to support its athletes, teams and high performance staff
  • Athletes and members of the program are a positive influence on the community
  • Demonstrated contemporary and innovative practices.

Community Engagement Award

Four finalists

  • Athlete is a positive influence on the community – working with community groups promoting inclusion, diversity and/or health and wellbeing
  • Undertakes charitable work
  • Contributes to the promotion, development of their sport.

Award for Leadership

Four finalists

  • Demonstrated ability in strategic thinking and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to continuous change, creative thinking, develop solutions and inspire others
  • Broader contribution to the high performance system
  • Displays initiative to improve the standard of their own leadership performance.
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