Local sporting stars are set to be recognised for their achievements at the 52nd Annual Gold Coast Sports Star Awards in February next year.
The 2020 awards were officially launched at a gala event in Bundall on Wednesday night, with the Gold Coast’s premier athletes and teams (Titans & Suns), a strong grassroots contingent, and local personalities, led by Mayor Tom Tate, coming together for the occasion.
“The thing that separates Gold Coast sport from other cities is how much our teams and athletes embrace our community – February’s Sports Awards are our chance to embrace you,” said Mr Tate.
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“As Mayor and as a lover of sport, what a privilege it is to launch this fantastic initiative – well done Sports Gold Coast.”
The launch also marked the start of announcements for the list of prestigious awards, with the race well and truly on to take the mantle from the likes of Steph Gilmore, Sally Pearson, Michael Shelley and Curtis McGrath who have won in recent years.
GC Sports Hall of Fame President Daphne Pirie AO MBE announced the first three finalists for the major gong of Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year, and if the initial nominees are anything to go by, it promises to be another stellar field.
Aron Sherriff (Lawn Bowls), Georgia Miller (Iron Woman), and Mathew Belcher (Sailing) were rewarded for their amazing sporting achievements throughout the year as the first finalists for the Award, with further announcements to be made in the coming weeks.
The 52nd Annual Gold Coast Sports Star Awards will be held on the 27th February, 2020 at Southport Sharks.
The Awards focus on the inclusion of all areas of our sporting community from the grassroots to elite, with awards across numerous categories from People’s Choice, to Community Volunteers, to Para-Sport.
For more information, visit: sportsgoldcoast.com.au