Sir George Bedbrook Award

Year Past Recipient
2018 George Hucks
2019 Darryl Wingard

The Sir George Bedbrook Award was established in 2018 recoginising the contribution to disability sport by Sir George Bedbook OBE, the Australian surgeon who was the driving force in creating the Australian Paralympic Movement.

The award recognises and individual who makes a significant contribution over time to sport for people with a disability and who has been dedicated in delivering Disability Sports Australia’s epithet of Changing Lives Through Sport. The award recipient will have shown resilience, perseverance, humility, integrity and vision and may be awarded to an athlete, coach, official or administrator.


THE LORD’S TAVERNERS AWARD

Year Past Recipient
1985 Kevin Bawden
1987 Yvonne Talbott
1989 Frank Ponta
1991 Sally Salotti
1993 Anne Marsh
1995 Laurie Salotti
1997 Anne Marsh
1999 Bernie Foley
2001 Yvonne Talbott
2003 Linda Ross
2005 Evan Bennett
2007 Marg Angel
2009 Wayne Robins
2011 Des Doherty & Darren Pickering
2013 Margaret Bennett
2015 Tim Chiu

The Lord’s Taverners Award was established in 1985 in recognition of individuals who make a significant contribution to national junior wheelchair sport in Australia. The Lord’s Taverners Award was first presented in Melbourne at the third National Junior Wheelchair Games by the then President Frank Tyson, a former fast bowler who represented England for many years. From 2013, Wheelchair Sports Australia has handed the administration of the award to DSA and the award is now open for contribution to national junior disability sport in Australia.

Nominations for the Award

Nominations are usually called for by the DSA Board on a biennial basis. Nominations for the award are called for from DSA Member Organisations following their Annual Award Presentations using the following criteria:

  • AAWD Member Organisation Volunteer of the Year Award Winner for 2012.

  • If the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner is not involved in junior sport, then the finalist involved with Junior Sport within the AAWD Member Organisation Volunteer of the Year Award will be nominated.

A nomination form must be completed detailing the nominees' involvement in junior disability sport, with supporting evidence if appropriate. DSA member organisations and the Board are asked to give strong consideration to the recognition of persons who have made a significant contribution to junior disability sports. Past recipients are eligible for nomination.

The Selection Panel

A selection panel consisting of three past recipients of the award plus one DSA Board Member is responsible for making a recommendation to the DSA Board.


Sir Ludwig Guttman AWARD

Year Past Recipient
1981 Kevin Betts
1984 Frank Ponta
1986 Kevin Bawden
1988 Kevin Coombs
1990 George Dunstan
1992 Dr John Grant
1994 Richard Oliver
1996 Dr John Bourke
1998 Don Perriman
2003 Norma Beer
2006 Michael Godfrey-Roberts
2008 Max Kelleher
2010 Graeme Watts
2012 Darryl Wingard
2014 Liz Pollock & Craig Jarvis
2016 To be announced

The Sir Ludwig Guttman Award is awarded to an individual for “outstanding contribution to Australian wheelchair sports.”  It is the premier award for Disability Sports Australia. The Sir Ludwig Guttman Award was established in 1981 by the then Australian Wheelchair Sports Federation, in recognition of the founder of wheelchair sport to provide a means of recognising individuals who make a significant contribution to wheelchair sport in Australia.

Nominations for the Award

Nominations are called for by the DSA Board usually on a biennial basis. Nominations for the award are called for from the following sources:

  • DSA Member Organisations

  • DSA Board of Directors

A nomination form must be completed detailing the nominees' involvement in wheelchair sport, with supporting evidence if appropriate.

The Selection Panel

A selection panel chaired by a DSA Board member and consisting of a CEO of a state member organisation, an athlete representative and a past recipient are responsible for making a recommendation to the DSA Board.


OTHER AWARDS

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