Sports Star of the Year Award

This award officially recognises the sporting achievements of upcoming talent and outstanding contribution to sport in Ryde’s local community.

Every month one or two local sportspeople are presented with the Sports Star of the Month Award. These presentations occur at one of the clubs comprising the Ryde Sports Foundation on a Friday 6:00–7:00 pm.

At the Annual Awards Gala Dinner on first Friday of May at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, one or two of these monthly Sports Stars are  awarded Sports Star of the Year!

The Ryde Sports Foundation uses the following judging criteria:

  • Achievement of the participant at various levels of their sport. This should be beyond club level.
  • The contribution that the individual may make to life within the sporting section.
  • The ability of the sportsperson to develop as a role model for other people.
  • Be aged 12 years or older, as this is the age at which children are given the opportunity to develop in their sport outside
    participation at club level.

If you would like to nominate a local sports hero to receive this award please complete this form.

Here are our previous Sports Star of the Year awardees:

Photo of Jack McShane copyright Justin Sanson Daily Telegraph 26 May 2017

Jack McShane

2018-2019 Monthly Sports Star 6
Lawn Bowls
Photo of Mikaela Patterson

Mikaela Patterson

2018-2019 Monthly Sports Star 5
Hockey
Photo of Geoff Davenport

Geoff Davenport

September 2018 Sports Star
Squash
Photo of Rob Thorpe

Rob Thorpe

August 2018 Sports Star
Swimming
Photo of Lachlan Sharp

Lachlan Sharp

2017–2018 Sports Star of the Year & February 2018 Sports Star
Hockey
Photo of Harry Doig accepting the Ryde Sports Foundation Sport Star of 2016-17 Award

Harry Doig

2016-2017 Sport Star of the Year
Golf

Tim Brand

2015-2016 Sports Star of the Year
Hockey
Photo of Tom Craig copyright The Weekly Times

Tom Craig

2014–2015 Conjoint Sport Star & February 2015 Sports Star
Hockey
Photo of Laura Crockart copyright The Northern District Times Northern District Times 29 July 2014

Laura Crockart

2014–2015 Conjoint Sport Star & April 2015 Sports Star
Swimming

Chloe Stride

2013-2014 Sports Star of the Year
Trampolining

Simone Kennedy

2012-2013 Sports Star of the Year
Paralympic Cycling

Anthony Alozie

2011-2012 Sports Star of the Year
Athletics

Debbie Hockam

2010-2011 Sports Star of the Year
Ice Skating

Aidan Roach

2009-2010 Sports Star of the Year
Water Polo

Sheridan Tyrrell

2008-2009 Sports Star of the Year
Sports Acrobatics

Vicki Watson

2007-2008 Sports Star of the Year
Masters Swimming

Helen Oh

2006-2007 Sports Star of the Year
Golf

Vic Darchinyan

2005-2006 Sports Star of the Year
Boxing

Amy Winters

2004-2005 Sports Star of the Year
Paralympic Athletics

Jenny Whiteley

2003-2004 Sports Star of the Year
Masters Swimming

Luke Adams

2002-2003 Sports Star of the Year
Race Walking

Ben Rocavert

2001-2002 Sports Star of the Year
Tennis

Louise Sauvage

2000-2001 Sports Star of the Year
Wheelchair Paralympics

Tim Donnelly

1999-2000 Sports Star of the Year
Rugby

Joanne Carter

1998-1999 Sports Star of the Year
Ice Skating

Richard Wearne

1996-1997 Sports Star of the Year
Rowing

Yvette Higgins

1995-1996 Sports Star of the Year
Water Polo

Steve Hemsley

1994-1995 Sports Star of the Year
Canoe Polo

Leanne Brown

1993-1994 Sports Star of the Year
Water Ski-ing

Vanessa Baker

1992-1993 Sports Star of the Year
Diving

Marty Roebuck

1991-1992 Sports Star of the Year
Rugby

Stephen Gleeson

1989–1990 Sports Star of the Year
Tennis

Warren Henry

1988–1989 Sports Star of the Year
Hockey

Merle Roach

1987–1988 Sports Star of the Year
Indoor Bowls

Denise Annetts

1986–1987Sports Star of the Year
Cricket

Bill Empey

1985–1986 Sports Star of the Year
Athletics

Grant Cruickshank

1984–1985 Sports Star of the Year
Water Polo

Greg Matthews

1983–1984 Sports Star of the Year
Cricket

Darren Clark

1982–1983 Sports Star of the Year
Athletics

Mark Koussas

1981–1982 Sports Star of the Year
Soccer

Mick Mathers

1980–1981 Sports Star of the Year
Rugby