A word from the Berrima District Sports Awards committee

As another year flew by, we pause to recognise and marvel as a committee at the effort and results that Highlands sportsmen and women have achieved in 2017.

Every month we hold a meeting to review the nominations for the previous month’s achievements. These nominations come from both the public and the committee on behalf of the public. We then read through each nomination carefully and then vote on them to determine a winner for the junior and senior winner of the month. At the end of the year we call for annual resumes outlining each individual’s and teams to determine the biggest prizes of them all, the annual winners. We then hold the awards night dinner to celebrate the winners, acknowledge all the participants, and to hear an elite level athlete from the institute of sport talk about their experiences and to encourage all athletes to strive to be the best athlete they can. This and a great dinner put on for us by the Mittagong RSL make it an exciting and fun evening.

This year we have the continuation of our newest award the Alec McLean Club person of the year award. This prestigious award recognises the hard work and dedication of the behind the scenes individuals who help everything to run smoothly at our sporting organisations in their myriad of forms.

These often forgotten or unknown heroes now have a chance to be recognised for the work they do even though they do it without seeking accolades or even often a simple thank you.

Their generosity of their time and experience is something to be appreciated.

How do I nominate someone? Where do send the information? What information do I need to supply? All these are important questions and the answers a thankfully simple.

After each month has passed write down the name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth. This information is essential helps us to classify whether a nominee is a junior or senior sportsperson, and allows us to get in contact with you if we have any questions regarding your nomination. It also lets us inform you if you have won the monthly award. Then list the competitions or events that the individual has been involved in that month as well as any detail about the number of competitors in that event, or times taken, or any records set. It is always better to provide more information than less as it helps us better understand the level of achievement of each nominee for that month. Once you have done this please email it to bdsawards1@gmail.com.au or post it to PO Box 555, Bowral NSW 2576.

That way we will be sure to receive it. It doesn’t hurt to send it in two different ways just to be sure. Our meetings a held on the 1 st Wednesday of the month, except when they fall too early in the month for anyone to have time to enter nominations.

At the end of the year the committee send out letters requesting a full listing of achievements for the year, this year we again struggled to get many nominations, and need your help to make this year’s results show up for next year’s awards dinner.

The best way to help is to start recording your efforts now ready for both the monthly nominations as well as the annual resume, by doing this not only do you save time at the end of the year you also get to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

Every little piece on information helps in our final decision for the winners of each category.

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