Hall of Fame & Awards Night nominations
Bowls Australia (BA) has today opened nominations for the sport’s national Hall of Fame and Awards Night, and are calling on the public to recognise eligible individuals.
The sport’s night of nights will return to an in-person setting this year, following last year’s ‘virtual event’, and will be staged on the Gold Coast on the evening of Monday, October 11 during the 2021 Nationals.
10 awards will be bestowed this year, including the Community Service Award that was introduced last year, aiming to recognise clubs that have considerably contributed to their community through an initiative, project or program.
There will be no International Male Bowler of the Year or International Female Bowler of the Year crowned this year, however, resulting from the lack of competition on the international arena over the past 12 months due to COVID-19.
Awards that are open to public nomination include:
Under-18 Male Bowler of the Year
Under-18 Female Bowler of the Year
Bowler with a Disability of the Year
Club of the Year
Official of the Year
Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Community Service Award
Awards that are not eligible for nomination include:
Male Bowler of the Year
Female Bowler of the Year
BA strongly encourages all members of the bowls community to put forward nominations for the eight eligible awards, with the selection criteria not limited to only national or international achievements; many recognise the contribution and achievements across all levels.
Nominations for the 2020 Awards Night close at midnight on Thursday, July 29.
The Hall of Fame component, usually staged every second year alongside the Awards Night, will be incorporated annually from this year, allowing more of the sport’s most distinguished individuals to be inducted or elevated to Legend status.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame are open indefinitely, but must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, July 29 to be eligible to be judged for the 2021 event.