Presented by the Victoria Government and Vicsport on Wednesday 15 June 2022, this year’s Victorian Sport Awards were held at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, the newest venue within the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct.
Winners across 19 categories were announced after they were nominated by State Sporting Associations as well as teammates, club members, friends, family and the recipient’s local community.
An esteemed panel of 30 highly qualified Victorian sports people including Olympians, world-renowned athletes and State Sporting Association CEOs were then charged with selecting the finalists and winners.
The most prestigious honour bestowed on the night is the Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Sport Award, presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, sport in Victoria. This year’s recipient was Peggy O’Neal AO.
Winners at the 2021 Victorian Sport Awards are as follows and you can read more about their achievements here.
Southern Cross Trophies Coach of the Year
- Alois Rosario – Table Tennis
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
- Indoor Youth State Team – Archery Victoria
AED Authority Team of the Year
- Melbourne City FC – Football
My Sport Live Community Sporting Event of the Year
- Barwon Respect Cup – Barwon Health/Netball Victoria
Love the Game Community Sporting Club of the Year
- Footscray Hockey Club - Hockey
GameDay Sports Administrator of the Year – Eunice Gill Award
- Ayden Shaw – Disability Sports & Recreation Victoria
Vicsport Sport Initiative of the Year
- Softball Batter Up School Roadshow – Softball Victoria
Bunnings Trade Local Government Initiative of the Year
- Club Development Workshop Series – Nillumbik Shire Council
VALO Volunteer of the Year
- Rachael Rylance – Life Saving
VicHealth Active Recreation Initiative of the Year
- Virtual Health and Wellness Programs – Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria
Involve Masters Athlete of the Year
- Samantha Barrow – Life Saving
Global Wellness Tracking Young Athlete of the Year
- Oscar Piastri – Motorsport
View Melbourne Outstanding Media Coverage of Sport Award
- International Women’s Day Campaign – Netball Victoria
Polytan Peter Norman Inclusion Award
- Ferntree Gully Tennis Club - Tennis
Governor’s Award Victorian Male Athlete of the Year – Frank Wilkes Award
Governor’s Award Victorian Female Athlete of the Year – Kitty McEwan Award
- Elizabeth Watson - Netball
Victorian State Government Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Sport