About Us

The Ryde Sports Foundation has been officially recognising excellence in local sport since 1979. During that time more than 450 local sports stars have been recognised through the Sports Star of the Month Award. In recent years, a partnership with Royal Rehab has provided additional Achievement Awards for young athletes with a disability.

The highly acclaimed achievements of Ryde Sports Foundation winners are evident in the wide range of athletes and sports represented:

  • Louise Sauvage (wheelchair athletics)
  • Darren Clark (athletics)
  • Greg Matthews (Cricket)
  • Amy Winters (paralympic athletics)
  • Vic Darchinyan (boxing)
  • Joanne Carter (figure skating)
  • Aidan Roach (water polo)
  • Alex Wilkinson (football)
  • Debbie Hockham (ice skating)
  • Marty Roebuck (rugby)
  • Jenny Whiteley (masters swimming)
  • Kim Ravaillion (netball)
  • Tom Craig (hockey)
  • Helen Oh (golf)
  • Simone Kennedy (paralympic cycling)

Together with corporate and individual donations, the Ryde Sports Foundation Awards help local athletes achieve their dream to represent state and country and to be the best ambassadors for their sport in Ryde.

The Ryde Sports Foundation is proudly supported by Club 6:

and Bendigo Bank and The Weekly Times.

Meet our committee…