VIC Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Victorian Triathlon Community
The Annual Triathlon Victoria Awards took place at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre’s Champions Room, serving as an opportunity for the Victorian Triathlon Community to recognise and celebrate the season that was.
Athletes, coaches and volunteers alike enjoyed a light breakfast with refreshments before the ceremony commenced.
Australian para-triathlete Jack Howell stole the show as special guest for a Q&A where he shared valuable insights into his journey into para-triathlon and his goals for the upcoming 2024 Paralympics qualification period.
Congratulations to all award winners and finalists!
Most Inspiring Performance – Emma Mickle (Casey Cardinia Triathlon Squad)
Kelly Fitzgerald (Casey Cardinia Triathlon Squad)
Gemma Berry (Beckworth Racing)
Age Group Coach of the Year – Michael Pratt (Yarra Triathlon Club)
Steve Forster (Mornington Peninsula)
Adam Beckworth (Beckworth Racing)
Club Coach of the Year- John Braszell (Hawthorn Triathlon Club)
Steve Davis (Davey Black Triathlon)
Nick Haddon (Peak Athletic Coaching)
Technical Official of the Year – Kirrily Guinan
Technical Recognition Award – Allisha Oxley
Club Initiative of the Year – Albury Wodonga TC & Inclusive Sports Training
Peak Athlete Coaching
Volunteer of the Year – Jen Barras (Maryborough and District Triathlon Club)
Greg Nugent (Melbourne Triathlon Club)
Youth Athlete of the Year (Female) – Tash Gurtler (Peak Athletic Coaching)
Vegas Henry (Momentum Performance)
Emily Davies (Peak Athletic Coaching)
Youth Athlete of the Year (Male) – Bentley Crisp (Peak Athletic Coaching)
Merlin Tzaros (Peak Athletic Coaching)
Jake Smith (ETPA)
Junior Athlete of the Year (Female) – Abbey Hickey
Junior Athlete of the Year (Male) – Oscar Wootton (Ballarat Triathlon Club)
Oliver Moxon (ETPA)
Tristian Price (Bayside Triathlon Club)
President’s Special Recognition Award – Cameron Marshall (Nunawading Triathlon Club)
Victorian Triathlon State Series Shield – Small Clubs
Victorian Triathlon State Series Shield – Large Clubs