Spirit of Sport
The Spirit of Sport Awards Program was created to reward young participants in team sport for sportsmanship, fair play and mutual respect. In partnership with various sporting bodies and Victoria Police the program is widely supported in football and netball throughout country Victoria.
Each week players are awarded points based on their skill, sportsmanship & fair play. Each of these categories accounts for a third of the total points available. From all matches within a league a weekly winner is announced and presented with a Spirit of Sport Medal by a member of Victoria Police. All points throughout the season are accumulated for the end of year awards that can include Player, Team & Coach of the Year plus an Umpire of the Year Award is also available. All of these categories ensure that every level involved in junior sport is linked to promoting fairness, mutual respect and enjoyment of sport, rather than winning at all costs. Any player who is reported and receives a penalty during the season or commits an offence off the field that warrants police intevention can be ruled ineligible for the end of year awards and any medals earned during the current season must be returned.
We are proud to have Assistant Commissioner (Eastern Region) and former Richmond legend, Emmett Dunne as Patron of the Spirit of Sport Awards Program.
The Program is available for all team sports for boys and girls within the 15 – 18 age groups. Costs for running the program are extremely low and local sponsorship is welcomed and encouraged. For further details contact Neil Soullier on 9555 8000