Canberra’s top athletes and teams and special contributors to community sport were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 2019 CBR Sport Awards at the Arboretum last week. OutInCanberra hosted the voting platform, in conjunction with the support from ACT Government. The CBR Sports Awards are presented by Canberra Milk, who generously donated $5,000 towards sporting equipment, to the Canberra Croquet Club for the People’s Sporting Champion Award for 2019.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yevette Berry said “We have a great passion for sport here in Canberra and we love supporting our elite athletes and teams and participating in community sport. These awards are just one way we say thank you to those who inspire the next generation and the people in our community that help shape our sporting culture.”

Check out the impressive group of finalists:

  • Athlete of the Year – Men’s Sport- Nathan Lyon (Cricket)
  • Athlete of the Year – Women’s Sport – Kelsey-Lee Barber (Athletics)
  • Athlete of the Year – Para Sport – Kathryn Ross (Rowing)
  • Konica Minolta Team of the Year – UC Capitals (Basketball)
  • WIN News Outstanding Service to Sport – Joint winners – Peter Boden (Athletics), Brian Golledge (Soccer) and Marie Hart (Indoor Cricket)
  • University of Canberra Rising Star– Joint winnersKye A’Hern (Downhill Mountain Bike) and Karly Roestbakken (Soccer)
  • Hall of Fame – Associate Member – Ken Willis (Tennis)
  • Hall of Fame – Full Member – Alan Tongue (Rugby League) and Jeff Goolagong (Softball)
  • Ministers Award – Inclusion – Royal Life Saving ACT for Swim My Way
  • Ministers Award – Innovation – Triathlon ACT for the Young Women Leadership Program
  • Ministers Award – Event Excellence – Dragon Boat ACT for the 2019 Australian Dragon Boat Championships
  • Canberra Milk People’s Sporting Champion – Lauren Boden (Athletics)