Selfless volunteers are the focus of the 2019 Griffith Australia Day Awards, covering health, charities and events within the Griffith community.
Chairperson of the Australia Day Working Party Councillor Christine Stead said she is pleased to see some outstanding nominations received.
“Griffith is very lucky to have people who selflessly give up their time to assist others and help make our community a better place to live,” said Councillor Stead.
“We also have a wonderful pool of sporting talent and dedicated club persons who deserve to be acknowledged.
“We are extremely pleased with the quality of nominees, however would love to see more young people recognised.”
Councillor Stead said the Australia Day Awards continue to be a fantastic way to pay tribute to and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and sporting stars.
“I congratulate all of our nominees and wish them the best of luck. They should all be extremely proud of their achievements”, she said
“We invite the community to come along to our presentation ceremony on Sunday 26 January, 2020 and help us congratulate our nominees and winners.”
The nominations for 2019 are:
Citizen of the Year
Cadet Corporal Imreet Singh
Environmental Citizen of the Year
Hampers of Hope
Community Project of the Year
Hampers of Hope
Griffith Historic Motor Club Inc and MIA Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club Inc
Club Person of the Year
Richard (Dick) Hore
Gail Roslyn Colling
Sportsperson of the Year
Abby Josephine Favell –
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Abby Josephine Favell
Sports Team of the Year
Griffith East Public School – Australian Rules Team
Murrumbidgee Regional High School Under 16 Rugby Union Team
Griffith North Boys Basketball
The winner of each category will be announced at the official ceremony which commences at 10am on Sunday, 26 January, 2019 at Woodside Hall, Griffith Showgrounds.