NSW Sport Awards recognise Commonwealth Games team members and alumni

Jasmine Greenwood and Lauren Parker at the NSW Sport Awards

Jasmine Greenwood, Birmingham 2022 gold medallist (swimming) and Lauren Parker, Gold Coast 2018 bronze medallist (triathlon) have been acknowledged at the 2022 rebel NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony.

The gala dinner, held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, brought together the best of NSW sport to celebrate an outstanding year of sporting achievements.

Greenwood, who also won a silver and two bronze medals at the World Para Swimming Championships, was crowned Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability.

Meanwhile Parker, who remains the world’s top ranked triathlete and became the first para-athlete in history to hold simultaneous World Championship titles in both World Triathlon and Ironman triathlon events, was awarded Athlete of the Year with a Disability.

Athletics also success on the evening, with Alex Stewart, coach of world champion high jumper Eleanor Patterson, voted Coach of the Year.



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Sport NSW Chairperson, Chris Hall, congratulated all winners and finalists saying they brought great credit to themselves, to their sport, and to the state.

“NSW is the premier state for sport in Australia and our brilliant winners and finalists are beacons of inspiration for aspiring athletes, coaches, officials, and administrators,” Hall said.

“We pay tribute to our winners and wish them every success in the years to come.”

The Awards Ceremony also saw Brad Dalton (Basketball), Craig Johnston (Football), Phil Kearns AM (Rugby Union), Joanne ‘Joey’ Peters (Football), Prashanth Sellathurai (Gymnastics) and Liesl Tesch AM (Wheelchair Basketball & Para Sailing) inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Congratulations to all nominees and finalists. With thanks to NSW Sport.

Athlete of the Year – Stephanie Gilmore (surfing)
Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Lauren Parker (triathlon)
Young Athlete of the Year – Valentino Guseli (snowboard halfpipe)
Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Jasmine Greenwood (swimming)
Masters Athlete of the Year – Janelle Delaney (athletics)
Team of the Year – Penrith Panthers (rugby league)
Team of the Year with a Disability – Para Matildas Cerebral Palsy Women’s Football Team (Cerebral Palsy Football)
Administrator of the Year – Baz Wedmaier (volleyball)
Coach of the Year – Alex Stewart (athletics)
Event of the Year – Netball NSW Senior State Titles (netball)
Official of the Year – Claire Polosak (cricket)
Organisation of the Year – NSW Rugby League (rugby league)




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