awards and trophies
The club holds two presentation functions each year. The main function covers the summer athletic season and general club activities for the whole year. A smaller informal function is held for the winter cross-country awards.
A range of awards and trophies are presented, including a number of long standing perpetual trophies.
SUMMER POINT SCORE
Athletes are awarded points for each event in which they compete – 5 for first, 3 for second, 2 for third and 1 for any other place. The points are totalled for the season and awards are made for each age group – under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20, Open, Masters 35+ and Masters 50+ – for both male and female. Awards are generally made for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each age division point score and in some cases 4th, if the division is close.
Athletes must attend at least 50% of club summer track and field meets to be eligible for point score awards. Athletes attending major meets that fall on club day are also considered when determining attendance levels.
In addition to the awards for each age group there are a number of perpetual trophies for the athletes scoring the most points overall. These trophies are –
Awarded to the female athlete who gains the most points in summer competition (track and field season) for female athletes, the oldest trophy in the club.
Van Der Kooi Trophy
Awarded to the male athlete who gains the most points in summer competition (track and field season) for male athletes.
The club has a number of perpetual trophies that are awarded to members at Annual Awards and Presentation Day/Evening.
Masters Yearly Point Score
Awarded to both male and female Master Athletes who score the highest number of points in summer track and field competition.
A variety of awards are given and are selected by the Executive of the club. All members are eligible for these awards. Perpetual awards may be based on athletic performance or achievement or on service to the club.
G.E. and J.H. Loomes Memorial TrophyAwarded by Valmai Loomes
Awarded to an athlete who truly represents the sport of athletics in all ways.
President’s Award (The Sundstrom Family Award) Awarded by the President
Awarded to an athlete who lives outside the area and cannot compete each week at regular club meets but has achieved results for the club in other meets.
Ideal Club Man / Woman (Male & Female – Berkeley Hotel Trophies)
Awarded to two members who give their all to the club and are grass root level people who are recognised by their peers as “Ideal”.
Sportsmanship and Continued Support to Club (Male – Alice Van Der Kooi Trophy & Female – Sewell Family Trophy)
Awarded to two members who are actively involved in supporting club activities while displaying good sportsmanship in the way that they compete and applauding others for the efforts.
Loyal Support to Club and Community Welfare (Male – Millbrook Meats Trophy & Female – Banfield & Loomes Trophy)
Awarded to two members who are loyal in their support to the club but at the same time displaying a sense of community welfare by assisting and working in other community activities.
Technical Official of the Year
Awarded to the technical official of the year based on their attendance and performance at club meets.
Most Outstanding Performance / Achievement (Male & Female Loomes Family Trophy)
The best overall performance by any athlete in any discipline based on Country, State, Australian or International competition, or being recognised by governing bodies for their efforts.
Sprinter of the Year (Male- Cowie Family Trophy & Female – Peter Vlandys and Courthouse Tavern Award)
Best performance by a sprinter (up to 400m) in organised competition.
Middle / Long Distance Athlete of the Year (Male & Female – Appco Roofing Trophy)
Best performance by a distance athlete (800m plus) in organised competition.
Walker of the Year (Combined)
Best performance by a walker, male or female in organised competition.
Jumper of the Year (Male & Female)
Best performance by a jumper (horizontal or vertical) in organised competition.
Thrower of the Year (Male & Female - Jonathan Sansam Trophy)
Best performance by a thrower (all implements) in organised competition.
Juvenile Athlete of the Year (Male & Female)
Best overall performance by a junior athlete under 12 in organised competition.
Masters Athlete of the Year (Male & Female)
Best overall performance by a masters athlete in organised competition.
Masters Special Performance Award (Male & Female)
Awarded to a masters athlete for what is considered to be a worthy achievement for that individual. For example - significant improvement; success when competing at a meet higher than club level for the first time; an outstanding individual performance at a championship; etc.
Elvire Asprey Award (Steele Family)
Awarded to a masters athlete, as chosen by the Steele family.
Encouragement to Continue (Male & Female)
Separate awards are made for track and field to encourage promising athletes.
Promising Distance Athlete (The Utterlinden Family Award)
Similar to “Encouragement to Continue” awards but focused on distance athletes.
Junior Development (Male & Female)
Members of the junior development squad who have shown commitment to training, to club attendance, uniform appearance and overall dedication to their development in track and field.
WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINT SCORE
Athletes are awarded points for each event in which they compete – 5 for first, 3 for second, 2 for third and 1 for any other place. The points are totalled for the season and awards are made for each age group depending on the number of athletes competing, similar to the summer point score.
Athletes must attend at least 50% of cross country/road racing events during the winter season to be eligible for awards.
Cross Country and Hill Championship Awards
The Hill Championship Award is made to the winner, both short and long course, over a number of selected venues as determined by the Cross Country Committee. Athletes must compete in same category over two/three venues, to be eligible for either short or long course cross country awards.
ANSW & ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA AWARDS
All club members are eligible for these awards made by the above controlling associations. These awards are determined by the associations' selection committee, and are the highest awards to be made to an athlete. Clubs themselves are also eligible for special awards, with Blue Stars being successful in a number of categories over the years, for example Country Club of the Year.
NSW MASTERS AND AUSTRALIAN MASTERS
Determined by the above associations, members having to be registered with both the club and the Masters Association. A number of our members have been successful in these awards.
After 10 years membership of the club, members are presented with a service award.
Life membership may be awarded in accordance with the Objects and Rules of the Club.