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

Organisations that are members of the WA Sports Federation are eligible to submit nominations for any of the Awards. Performances must fall within the period – 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2019.

Eligibility for nominations

The West Australian RAC Sports Star Award and Hyundai Junior Sports Star Award

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 eligible.
  • 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 2017 to 30 November 2019. If the achievements are in open competition the nominee must also be 18 years or under in the nomination period.

Interpretation: 'Product of the WA sport system' – identified and developed as an athlete 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.

Channel Seven Perth Team of the Year

  • 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 categories; or
  • A team registered and based in a WA club e.g. 1983 Americas Cup crew.

KPMG Coach of the Year

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

Community TAB Official of the Year

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

Criteria for the above Awards:

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

  • The level of each performance relative to international standards and rankings;
  • The level of competition i.e. regional, national, international;
  • The sport's restriction at international level e.g. Australian football;
  • The cultural significance of the sport to Australia; and
  • Its status within Australia and internationally.

Roobix Service to Sport - May Campbell Medal

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, Officiating, 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 contribution.

RAC Insurance Giving Back Awards

RAC Insurance Beyond Sport - John Gilmour Medal

This Award aligns to RAC's commitment to give back to its members and the WA community. It acknowledges clubs who in the past twelve months have assisted its members or the local community to positively overcome individual, family or community challenges or adversity.

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

  • How the club has worked together to build resilience and overcome adversity, be it within the Club itself or the wider community
  • How the club has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in the community
  • The nomination must have occurred in the 2019 nomination period
  • Nominations can be lodged by RAC members, and members of the WA Sports Federation
  • Nominees must be a sporting club affiliated to a member of the WA Sports Federation and based in Western Australia
RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year

This award aligns to RAC's commitment to help make WA a better place. The RAC Insurance Community Club of the Year award recognises a sporting club who is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together.

Criteria on which the award will be judged include:

  • How the club is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together
  • The outstanding achievements that have been made in and out of competition over the past twelve months
  • The nomination must have occurred in the 2019 nomination period
  • Nominations can be lodged by RAC members, and members of the WA Sports Federation
  • Nominees must be a sporting club affiliated to a member of the WA Sports Federation and based in Western Australia

Healthway Healthy Club Award – Criteria

This award aligns to Healthway’s commitment to improving the health of all Western Australians. The Healthway Healthy Club Award recognises a sporting club who is leading the way in delivering healthy initiatives to improve the healthof its members and the broader community.

Criteria on which the award will be assessed include:

  • How the club has implemented healthy initiatives to help improve the health of its members/participants and spectators. This may include details on health promotion strategies, training and education workshops and club policy implementation.
  • The nomination must reference activity undertaken in the period 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
  • Nominations for this category are to be endorsed by member organisations of the WA Sports Federation. Clubs should contact their State Sporting Association to share eligibility stories for potential nominations.
  • Clubs must be incorporated to be eligible for this category.
Who can lodge a nomination?
  • Healthway is to encourage recipients of Healthy Club funding to nominate for this award. Healthway can nominate clubs that have excelled in delivering healthy initiatives during the assessment period.
  • Sporting clubs with the endorsement their State Sport Association who is amember of SportWest.
  • SportWest member organisations.
Questions to consider in the application:
  1. Describe the achievements and contributions of the club as guided by the Award criteria.
  2. List club sponsors
  3. List club website and social media profiles (if applicable)
  4. Note: Winning and Finalist Nominees are required to participate in media and promotional content for award category.
Note: A maximum of 2 nominations in any Award category will be accepted from each nominating organisation. Please rank the nominations.