Sports Booster nominations now closed
All the behind the scenes work that goes into helping young Australian athletes shouldn’t go unnoticed.
This year, we are proud to bring back the Sports Booster Award - an initiative to highlight the local volunteers, parents, and support teams behind theyoung Australian athletes.
Thank you for entering your Sports Booster nominee. Sports Booster nominations are now closed and are being passed onto our expert judges to find our most deserving Sports Booster of the Year.
The Sports Booster winner will be announced soon, so stay tuned for a winner.
2018 Sports Booster
In 2018, our Sports Booster was Deb Farrell – Secretary, Coach, and Treasurer for the Budgies Indigenous Netball Club.
Deb has been involved in the Budgies for the last 12 years and is truly inspirational. From organising competitions, running back-office admin, to managing teams and coaching - all on top of her job as a PE teacher; Deb makes many sacrifices to ensure young Indigenous women follow their dreams of playing elite sport at state, national and international levels.
She is most proud of seeing the girls build skills and confidence on and off the court. Also seeing the lifetime friendships they gain through the Budgies Indigenous Netball Club. Deb has helped over 50 girls gain scholarships to private schools across Queensland to provide them with a better future, by encouraging them to stay at school.
Deb hopes to see the Budgies continue to grow and provide more opportunities through education and the club- with the hope they will play for Australia one day. It’s volunteers like Deb who help Australian sport what it is – inclusive, courageous, and full of sportsmanship.
See more about Deb and the Budgies Indigenous Netball Club below.
Full terms and conditions for the Sports Booster competition can be found here.