Twenty-one athletes have been recognised for their talent and dedication to their sport at the annual 2018/19 Hunter Academy of Sport Awards Day, held at The University of Newcastle on Sunday, September 8.
The day consisted of a 'Mini Olympics' style competition, hosted by Teams Challenge Australia, which put close to 100 athletes through their paces in leadership and team bonding skills and exercises.
Close to 150 athletes, parents, coaches and managers attended the event, celebrating a huge year of achievements for the Academy and its athletes.
The following athletes were recognised on the day, and have been invited to attend a formal Awards Ceremony were they will be celebrated in front of HAS board members, sponsors and corporates on September 19th. The Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year and Manager of the Year will also be announced on this night.
Best & Fairest
AFL Development: London Ashcroft and Blake Dunn; AFL Talent: Raegan Dunn and Tahlia Thompson; Basketball: Hannah Nimmo and Wil Morgan; Cycling: Noah Mason; Golf: Ella Scaysbrook and Brij Ingrey; Hockey: Emma Hayes, Bradley Fletcher and Benjamin Martin; Lawn Bowls: Kate Matthews; Netball: Maddison Mueller and Georgie Elder; Netball Umpires: Sarah Hayes and Ella Taylor; Softball: Alyssa Charter-Smith and Michael Owen; Surfing: Dominic Thomas; Tennis: Alexa Page; Triathlon: Emily Fortunaso-Klocker and Rohan Barnes.
Outstanding Female in a Team Sport: Asha Turner-Funk (AFL Talent) and Grace Wrixon (Softball); Outstanding Male in a Team Sport: Joshua Banks (Softball); Outstanding Female in an Individual Sport: Kate Matthews (Lawn Bowls); Outstanding Male in an Individual Sport: Lleyton Richard (Tennis).