Nominations open for 2023 Victorian Sport Awards

VSAs nominations are now open. Picture: UNSPLASH

Acknowledging the full spectrum of Victorian sport across all levels during the 2023 calendar year, nominations are now open for the Victorian Sport Awards (VSAs), the most prestigious night for our state’s sporting and active recreation community.

Presented by the Victorian Government and Vicsport, the VSAs recognises and celebrates those who made an outstanding contribution to Victorian sport during 2023, by honouring the grassroots heroes who excelled at a community level, high-performance athletes who shone at a national and/or international level and everyone in between.

Across 18 awards, individual and team athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators, media personnel and the initiatives that ensure Victorians remain active will all be recognised.

Nominations can be submitted via the Vicsport website between Monday 5 February and Friday 1 March.

“Alongside the State Government of Victoria, Vicsport is delighted to once again recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements of our state’s sport and recreation community at the Victorian Sport Awards,” Vicsport Chair Ritchie Hinton said .

“The premier event on the Victorian sporting calendar, it is a special night where we have the opportunity to honour the grassroots heroes who keep our sport and recreation sector thriving as well as the professional athletes who starred on the world stage in 2023 such as the Matildas, Diamonds and Australian men’s cricket team.

“I urge all Victorians to submit their nominations to ensure their sport is well represented on the night.”

Following the closure of nominations after March 1, four finalists for each of the 18 awards will be decided by esteemed judging panels and announced in April before the winners are revealed on Wednesday 12 June at Marvel Stadium.

All finalists, family, friends, sporting organisations and clubs are invited to attend the VSAs and celebrate the successes of sport in Victoria.

VSAs will be from 6pm to 10pm on Wednesday 12 June at Victory Room of Marvel Stadium in Docklands.

Ticketing details will be announced soon.

Categories in the 2023 Victorian Sport Awards are as follows:

Leasexpress Coach of the Year

Gallagher Community Coach of the Year

Sports Accounting Australia Official of the Year

etrainu Community Official of the Year

AFL SportsReady Young Team of the Year

AED Authority Team of the Year

My Sport Live Community Sporting Event of the Year

Love the Game Community Sporting Club of the Year

Sports Administrator of the Year – Eunice Gill Award

Bunnings Trade Local Government Initiative of the Year

VAILO Volunteer of the Year

Sport and Active Recreation Initiative of the Year

Involve Masters Athlete of the Year

rebel Young Athlete of the Year

Outstanding Media Coverage of Sport Award

Polytan Peter Norman Inclusion Award

Frank Wilkes Award

Kitty McEwan Award

Victorian State Government Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Sport

More information on the 2023 Victorian Sport Awards can be found here,