Media Release 16th of September 2021 

20/21 Little Athletics Victoria Award Winners 

Little Athletics Victoria celebrated the presentation of its annual Awards for season 20/21 on Monday 13th September, streaming the event online via its YouTube and Facebook platforms.

The Awards honour the achievements of individuals, Regions and Centres from across the LAVic community.

While COVID restrictions prevented the traditional gala dinner presentation format for the second year running, the quality of nominations and achievements, were the equal of any season.

Little Athletics Victoria extends its sincere gratitude and congratulations to all of the Award winners and nominees.

Catch all the action of the 20/21 Little Athletics Victoria Awards by clicking HERE through to LAVicTV (YouTube).

CEO Anthony McIntosh said, “Season 20/21 was such a crazy, difficult year for all of us, especially our volunteers.

“Our Award winners deserve all the plaudits. Just getting Centres up & going after an extended lockdown was a massive achievement. For our Centres to sign up way more members than we expected in a tough season was a testament to the commitment of many, many hard working Centre committees who just love our sport.”

See the list of 20/21 LAVic Award winners below:

20/21 Little Athletics Victoria Award Winners:

Royal Children’s Hospital, Good Friday Appeal –

  • Centre that raised the greatest donation, overall per capita: Lake Bolac & District LAC
  • Centre that raised the greatest donation overall: Ringwood LAC

Championship Awards –

  • Host Centre Award: Cranbourne LAC
  • State Championship Awards

1st – Geelong LAC

2nd – Knox LAC

3rd – Caulfield LAC

Awards by nomination – 

  • Bryan Neighbour Centre Coach of the Year: Damien Wapshott (Melton City LAC)
  • Nordic Sport Australia – Coach of the Year Award: Allan Poynton

2nd – Mark Carey

3rd – Ben Voogd

  • Game Day Apparel – Official of the Year: John Mills (Northern Metro & Diamond Valley LAC)
  • Energetic Apparel Centre – Marketing Award: Albury LAC
  • Commonwealth Bank – Centre Inclusion Award: Seaford LAC
  • Out There Branding – Volunteer of the Year: Elisabeth McGuire (Albury LAC)

Association Service Awards –

  • Life Governor – Nicole Lopes (SMR & Waverley LAC)
  • 2020 Meritorious Service Award* – Shane Bicknell (WCR, Ballarat LAC & Buninyong LAC). Awarded at the 2020 AGM, conducted after the 2020 Awards Ceremony.

Timing Solutions Centre Membership Awards –

LAVic Region: Small Centre: Large Centre:
Northern Country Region Yarrawonga Mulwala LAC Kyneton LAC
Northern Metro Region Craigieburn LAC Coburg LAC
Gippsland Country Region Orbost LAC Moe LAC
Western Country Region Ararat LAC Maryborough LAC
Western Metro Region Gisborne LAC Bacchus Marsh LAC
Eastern Metro Region Sherbrooke LAC Knox LAC
Southern Metro Region Seaford LAC Chelsea LAC

GAMEDAY Overall Membership Award Winners

  • GAMEDAY Overall Small Centre Winner – Yarrawonga Mulwala LAC
  • GAMEDAY Overall Large Centre Winner – Maryborough LAC

Media enquiries:

Anthony McIntosh, CEO, (03) 9660 8600;