Youth Sportstar Awards 2022

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is committed to providing opportunities to junior athletes by providing a suite of Sports Bursaries to promote, encourage and sustain sporting participation and healthy life styles in the Cassowary Coast

A Great Place to Be

YOUTH GRANTS TO HONOUR LOCAL SPORTSTARS

Nominations for the 2022 Youth Sport Star Awards are now open.


Cassowary Coast Regional Councillor and Community and Culture portfolio holder Trudy Tschui said the annual Sport Star Awards continues to support youth across the Cassowary Coast in their sporting achievements.


“The Cassowary Coast Regional Council supports and recognises youths who demonstrate commitment and achievement to their chosen sport. A total of seven bursaries will be awarded this year to Cassowary Coast youth.”


Cr Tschui said that there was a broad range of categories, including a category for Youth with a Disability Sports Person. Statistics have shown that the participation rate for males and females by age group, shows that people with a disability had consistently lower rates of participation in sport than people with no disability across all age groups.


“Sport and shared physical activities help improve people's health and wellbeing, and foster a strong sense of community belonging and pride and the awards aim to promote, encourage and sustain sporting participation and healthy lifestyles in the Cassowary Coast.” The grant was launched in 2020, as an annual initiative to encourage and sustain sporting opportunities in the Cassowary Coast Region for youth aged between 8 to 18 years old."

The 2021 Cassowary Coast Regional Council Youth Sportstar Awards recipients were:

  • Junior Sports Female (Age 8-12) -  Madeleine Jenkins.
  • Junior Sports Male (Age 8-12) - Kade Corby.
  • Senior Sports Female (Age 13-18) - Lily De Brincat.
  • Senior Sports Male (Age 13-18) - Kai Greven.
  • Junior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 8-12) - Lillee Barba.
  • Senior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 13-18) - Kevin Simpson.

 

Youth sports star bursary 2021 all winners 1

Seven bursaries packages of $750 and branded polo shirt each will be made available annually consisting of

  1. Junior Sports Female (Age 8-12) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  2. Junior Sports Male (Age 8-12) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  3. Senior Sports Female (Age 13-18) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  4. Senior Sports Male (Age 13-18) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  5. Junior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 8-12) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  6. Senior Indigenous Sports Person (Age 13-18) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.
  7. Youth with a Disability Sports Person (Age 8-18) - $750 and branded polo shirt packages.

Conditions of Application (Applicants must meet all of the following criteria)

  • Nominations must be made on the approved Youth Sportstar Awards application form
  • Be attending primary, high school or undertaking their studies in the Cassowary Coast region
  • Must be an Australian citizen and a permanent resident of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council area
  • Must not be a professional athlete
  • Supporting evidence of sporting achievements to date must be attached to the nomination form ie official team listing from recognised sporting governing body, invitation letter from sanctioning body)
  • Nominees cannot be nominated for the same category in which they have already won an award
  • Image to be provided as part of application (winners to be promoted in Council media release)
  • The Application must be signed and fully completed including supporting documentation
  • All successful applicants must provide appropriate acknowledgement of Council sponsorship support in any media ie social media, paper, radio, public engagement.
  • All Sports Bursary applicants subject to these terms and conditions

Criteria for Assessment

  • Has the applicant demonstrated a consistency of commitment to their sport. 
  • What impact/level did their achievements have over the last 2 years? 
  • What is their overall contribution to sport and community? 
  • Does the applicant receive sponsorship that already significantly supports their activities?

How nominations will be judged

The judging panel will consist one divisional Councillor and three independent persons in the community. They will make their decisions based on the criteria for each award and the information provided with the nominations forms.  The panel's decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decision.

  • Post Copy:
    • Chief Executive Officer
      Cassowary Coast Regional Council
      PO Box 887,  INNISFAIL Qld 4860
      Ph: 1300 763 903

or

  • Email to: enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au
  • Hand Deliver:
    • Chief Executive Officer
      • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
        70 Rankin Street
        INNISFAIL  Qld  4860
        Ph: 1300 763 903 
    • or Chief Executive Officer
      • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
        Civic Centre,
        38-40 Bryant St
        TULLY Qld 4854

Nomination forms must be received by 5:00pm, 3 July 2022