Selection Criteria | WASF

Selection Criteria

The RAC WA Sports Star Awards recognises excellence in sport and celebrates the achievements of sportspeople from WA.

Organisations that are members of the WA Sports Federation (WASF) are eligible to submit nominations for any of the Awards, with a maximum of 2 nominations per category. If there is more than 1 nomination per category, the organisation must rank the nominees.

Performances must fall within the period – 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016.

Interpretation: “Product of the WA sport system” – identified and developed as an athlete and talent identified in WA.

Note: If the nominee currently resides interstate and would be eligible as above, then he or she must hold current membership registration with their sport in WA. The athlete shall not currently compete against WA or a WA based team.


The West Australian RAC Sports Star

The primary consideration in assessing nominees will be athletic performance in open competition. Consideration will be given to the following:

Nominees must be eligible to represent WA and:

  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident in WA: or
  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident interstate or overseas and eligible to represent Australia: or
  • Have relocated to the WA sport system and are resident in WA. The nominee must have been resident for 2 years to be
  • Junior nominees may be of any underage restriction as defined by the sport but must be 18 years or under for the period 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. If the achievements are in open competition the nominee must also be 18 years or under in the nomination period.

Railtrain Junior Sports Star

Nominees must be eligible to represent WA and:

  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident in WA: or
  • Be a product of the WA sport system resident interstate or overseas and eligible to represent Australia: or
  • Have relocated to the WA sport system and are resident in WA. The nominee must have been resident for 2 years to be
  • Junior nominees may be of any underage restriction as defined by the sport but must be 18 years or under for the period 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. If the achievements are in open competition the nominee must also be 18 years or under in the nomination period.

Channel Seven Perth Team of the Year

Eligibility:

  • An officially recognised state team or WA based team competing at a national level; or
  • A team representing Australia comprised solely of athletes eligible in either the Sports Star or Junior Sports Star Award categories; or
  • A team is registered and based in a WA club eg. 1983 Americas Cup crew.

KPMG Coach of the Year

Eligibility:

  • A coach who resides primarily in WA; and
  • A coach of WA registered athletes/team; or
  • A coach of an Australian team who is registered with a WA state sport association.

Community TAB Official of the Year

  • An oficial who resides in WA; and
  • Registered with a state sport association; and
  • Oficiates at any level e. state, national or international.

RAC Insurance Service to Sport

This Award seeks to recognise the contribution made by an individual to their sport or sporting organisation through their long and outstanding service.

The judges will give preference to those nominees who have contributed strongly across more than one field of endeavour as in the outstanding contribution of May Campbell to whom the Award is dedicated.

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

A proven record of achievement and/or performance in any of the following:

  • Competing, Oficiating, Administration and Coaching
  • A long term involvement in and commitment to their sport at a variety of levels; and
  • A demonstration of the legacy of the nominee’s

RAC Insurance Beyond Sport – John Gilmour Medal

This Award aligns with the RAC’s commitment to give back to its members and the community. Clubs contribute to building the identity, resilience and spirit of a local community.

State Sport Associations may nominate a Club that has demonstrated this sense of giving back and building resilience within their local community during 2016.

This may be assisting Club members or the broader community to positively overcome individual, family or community challenges or adversity.

State Sporting Associations and the nominated Club must demonstrate its members worked together to achieve an outcome that benefited their community, be it within the Club itself or the wider community.


Note: A maximum of 2 nominations in each Award category will be accepted from each organisation. Please rank the nominations.

WASF ENQUIRY FORM