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The School Sports Awards recognise and reward the outstanding sporting achievements of young people in our community. The awards are a joint initiative of The Advertiser, Messenger and the Department for Education.
There will be 3 major award categories.
Individual female and male, rural and metropolitan, primary and secondary with 8 finalists awards.
Individual female and male, primary and secondary with 4 finalist awards.
Female and male, primary and secondary with 4 finalist awards.
Congratulations to the award winners who were announced at the awards function in February 2021.
|Individual primary award||William Brown|
|Individual secondary award||Darcie Brown|
|Teams award||Immanuel College|
|Student officials award||Zack Brittan|
Individual primary female
|Alinta Dingwall||Cummins Area School||Swimming|
|Emilia Noriega||Immanuel College||Swimming|
|Kashiah Dixon-Miller||Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School||Netball and athletics|
|Jasmine Morgan||McDonald Park School||BMX|
|Layla Barbaro||Woodville Gardens Primary School||Football (soccer)|
Individual primary male
|William Brown||Magill School||Cycling|
|Kegan Coulter||Faith Lutheran School||Swimming|
|Ollie Gear||Lucindale Area School||Motocross, enduro and athletics|
|Matthew Price||North Haven Primary School||Artistic roller skating|
|Khai Tran||North Adelaide Primary School||Swimming|
Individual secondary female
|Demi Bates||Henley High School||Kayaking|
|Darcie Brown||Henley High School||Cricket, netball and Australian football|
|Kate Case||Orroroo Area School||Australian football|
|Connie Doupis||Glossop High School||Football and netball|
|Isabella Vincent||Pembroke School||Swimming|
Individual secondary male
|Roshan Chandran||Heathfield High School||Fencing|
|Hayden Crowe||Mt Gambier High School||Athletics|
|Ethan Hutchinson||Birdwood High School||Gravity enduro mountain bike|
|Jesse Moore||Sacred Heart College Marcellin||Artistic gymnastics|
|Edward Winter||Immanuel College||Tennis|
|Willunga Waldorf School||Year 6/7 girls statewide football (soccer)|
|Aldgate Primary School||Year 6/7 girls statewide netball|
|Immanuel College||Open girls statewide basketball|
|Brighton Secondary School||Open boys and girls volleyball|
|Zack Brittan||Golden Grove High School|
|Briahn Cammell||Seaton High School|
|Jet Verwey||Eastern Fleurieu School|
Young people between the ages of 10 and 18 (ie turning 10 after 1 January 2020, or turning 18 on or before 31 December 2020), who are enrolled in a South Australian primary or secondary school are eligible.
A young person can be nominated for any noteworthy sporting achievement or service to sport as an individual within a school or club competition in South Australia. Similarly a school aged team can be nominated for any noteworthy sporting achievement.
Nominations are open to athletes from across metropolitan and rural South Australia.
Nominations have closed for the 2020 awards.
Anyone can nominate a young person for the School Sports Awards. The contact information of an appropriate coach, physical education instructor or teacher needs to be included on the form so that verification of details can be confirmed. Nominees agree to allow the use of their nomination details and photos for publicity purposes in print publications, department intranet, public websites and social media.
In 1997 the department and the Messenger introduced the sports awards to recognise outstanding sporting achievements of young people within schools. Originally the Youth Sports Awards, it was rebadged to the School Sports Awards in 2012 with 2 major categories, a primary school and a secondary school award. The primary school award is known as the Richard Newman Award – a past manager and long time Australian football Sapsasa coach who mentored hundreds of primary school students and encouraged life-long participation in sport.
Past winners include Olympic gold medallist, Kyle Chalmers, Paralympian Liam Bekric, Matilda’s football player Alexandra Childiac and Australian cricket player Amanda-Jade Wellington.
See a list of previous winners (PDF 300KB).
School Sport SA
Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au