WACA finalists in three categories at 2016-17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

WACA finalists in three categories at 2016-17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

THE Western Australian Cricket Association was announced a finalist for three 2016-17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

The East Perth-based association is up for the women in sport and recreation award, supporting volunteers award and organisational excellence award.

It is up against Gymnastics Western Australia and Swimming WA in the organisational excellence category.

West Cycle WA is up for the community event of the year award for Bike Week and HBF is up for the professional event of the year award for its Run for a Reason fundraiser.

Commitment to participation award finalist Coolbinia Junior Bombers Football Club’s Starkick Program is an opportunity for children of all ability levels, including those with disability, to play football.

Now in its second year, there are close to 50 Starkick young footballers from all over Perth, which includes children with autism, cerebral palsy and vision impairment.

Finalists were selected from 70 applications.

Department of Sport and Recreation Director General Ron Alexander said the strength of the entrants was impressive.

“The awards highlight the breadth of the work which goes on in our industry from the events which we can see and participate in through to what happens behind the scenes to make them happen,” he said.

“They also highlight the excellent work, innovation and enthusiasm which is going on in the sport and recreation industry at the moment in Western Australia.”

Across nine categories, the finalists are also vying for the overall Minister’s award for industry excellence with $10,000 prize money.

Winners will be announced at a breakfast event on July 26.

2016-17 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards – Finalists

Community Event of the Year Award

� WestCycle (Bike Week 2016) (Perth)

Professional Event of the Year Award

� HBF (HBF Run for a Reason) (Perth)

Organisational Excellence Award

� Gymnastics Western Australia (Leederville)

� The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc (Swimming WA) (North Perth)

� Western Australian Cricket Association (Future Development Strategy Committee) (East Perth)

Supporting Volunteers Award

� Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA Volunteer Management Framework) (East Perth)

Women in Sport and Recreation Award

� Western Australian Cricket Association (Females in Cricket Development Program) (East Perth)