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Sportsperson of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year

The NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year Award recognises accomplished Aboriginal and Torrs Strait Islander athletes or sporting leaders who have promoted or build sport in their community.

Past winners Jack Peris, National under-16 Australian 400m athletics champion, and Shantelle Thompson, 3 time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, mother and community leader, provide inspiration for your nomination.

To nominate an individual for the Sportsperson of the Year Award use the following selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category
  2. The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian population
  3. Demonstrated leadership
  4. The individual’s future goals and likely impact
  5. Demonstrated commitment to personal/vocational/career development