Victorian Officials Awards

The Victorian Officials Awards / Rewards function was conducted Sunday 20 July in the Cathy Freeman room.  This special thank you luncheon for our Officials had the festive theme of Christmas in July and all those in attendance certainly had a wonderful time.

An important part of this event is to announce and present our awards for the past season.

This season the Victorian Officials Committee introduced Officials awards from each Zone / Region and a special certificate was awarded to those in attendance.

Congratulations to:

Red Zone: Tony Williams

Blue Zone: Ian Morehouse

Yellow Zone: Ian Upton

White Zone: Jenny Harris

Ballarat Region: Caitlin Christie

Bendigo Region: Wolf Hidden

Geelong Region: Alan Hawkins

Western Country Region: Carlene Dowies

Southern Metro Region: Murray Smith

Northern Country Region: Cheryl Geraghty

Northern Metro Region: John Mills

Western Metro Region: Chris Larkins

Gippsland Country Region: Stuart Merrick

Eastern Metro Region: Narelle Scott

The highlight of the day was the major awards of Male / Female Official of the Year along with the Rookie of the Year – again Male and Female.

The Rookie award is made to the Official who, in the Victorian Officials selection Committee opinion, has made an outstanding contribution to the sport in their early years of officiating. This year’s recipients have shown great enthusiasm in officiating at a number of levels at both State and national levels.

Female Rookie – Anna Spillane

Male Rookie – Andrew Stirling

The Official of the year is awarded to two Officials who have made an outstanding contribution to Athletics through officiating in this state.  They are designated Male and Female Official of the year.  The award is only given to Officials who have given a significant amount of time to officiating and the award is the Victorian Officials Committee’s way of recognizing this.

The Female Official of the Year was awarded to Jenny Harris (Unfortunately Jenny was not able to attend this function as she is currently on holidays in QLD).

The Male Official of the Year was awarded to Tony Williams

Congratulations to all of our award winners, very truly deserved.