The 2016 Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence

Articles | Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

The Shooting Australia Awards of Excellence function takes place in Sydney this evening, Saturday 11 February. Hosted by Master of Ceremonies Annabelle William OAM this event acknowledges the past year’s achievements from our High Performance Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers, and sees the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy awarded to the SA Athlete of the Year.

 (This page will be updated as nominees and winners are announced - to read the announcements in chronological order, scroll to the bottom of the page and work backwards)

 


Athlete of the Year

 Presented by James Willett

The Athlete of the Year receives the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy, recognising the best and fairest athlete of a calendar year as voted upon by only Aiming4Gold squadded athletes. There were six nominees for the Athlete of the Year:

  • Emma Cox
  • Catherine Skinner
  • James Willett
  • Laetisha Scanlan
  • Chris Pitt
  • Warren Potent

The winner of the 2016 Athlete of the Year Award and recipient of the Ashley Adams Perpetual Trophy is: Catherine Skinner.

 


Female Shooter of the Year

Presented by Senator Bridget McKenzie

This year there are three nominees in this category.

  • Catherine Skinner – Shotgun Trap
  • Laetisha Scanlan – Shotgun Trap
  • Emma Cox – Shotgun Trap

The winner of the 2016 Female Shooter of the Year Award is: Catherine Skinner.

 


Male Shooter of the Year

Presented by Senator Bridget McKenzie

This year there are three nominees in this category.

  • James Willett – Shotgun
  • Warren Potent - Rifle
  • Daniel Repacholi - Pistol

The winner of the 2016 Male Shooter of the Year Award is: James Willett.

 


Para-shooter of the Year

Presented by Senator Bridget McKenzie

This award is presented to the most outstanding Para-shooter Athlete of 2016. The nominees are:

  • Natalie Smith – Rifle
  • Chris Pitt – Pistol
  • Luke Cain - Rifle

The co-winners of the 2016 Para-shooter Athlete of the Year Award are: Chris Pitt and Natalie Smith.

 


Junior Pistol Athlete of the Year

Presented by Craig Phillips

This is the third of three new awards for the night. The nominees are:

  • Sergei Evglevski – Rapid Fire Pistol
  • Thomas Ashmore – Rapid Fire Pistol
  • Alison Heinrich – 10m Air pistol

The winner of the 2016 Junior Pistol Athlete of the Year Award is: Sergei Evglevski.

 


Junior Rifle Athlete of the Year

Presented by Craig Phillips

This is the second of three new awards for the night. The nominees are:

  • Jack Rossiter – 10m Air Rifle
  • Emma Adams – 10m Air Rifle
  • Mitchell Bailey – 50m Prone Rifle

The winner of the 2016 Junior Rifle Athlete of the Year Award is: Jack Rossiter.

 


Junior Shotgun Athlete of the Year

Presented by Craig Phillips

This is the first of three new awards for the night. The nominees are:

  • Jack Wallace - Trap
  • Stephanie Pile - Trap
  • Samuel Bylsma - Trap

The winner of the 2016 Junior Shotgun Athlete of the Year Award is: Jack Wallace.

 


Volunteer of the Year

Presented by Peter Sharpe

This year there are four nominees in this category.

  • Kerrin Peter Riley (Pete) - PA
  • Murray Shiner - PA
  • Morian (Morrie) Muehlberg TRA
  • Bob Cramp NRAA

The winner of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award is: Morrie Muehlberg.

 


Official of the Year

Presented by Peter Sharpe

This year there are four nominees in this category.

  • Gleniss Lawrence - ACTA
  • Elaine Gilliver - PA
  • Owen Oliver - TRA
  • Jeff Day - NRAA

The winner of the 2016 Official of the Year Award is: Gleniss Lawrence.

 


Coach of the Year

Presented by Warren Potent

This year there are two nominees in this category.

  • Kenneth (Ken) Asquith - TRA
  • Vince Mollica - ACTA

The winner of the 2016 Coach of the Year Award is: Ken Asquith.

 


The first award to be presented is:

Media Award

The winner of the 2016 Media Award is: The Hamish and Andy Show.

We want to thank the The Hamish and Andy Show for choosing our sport as part of Hamish and Andy’s “Fair and Reasonable Challenge”. This promoted our sport to a greater audience than we could have achieved alone and it showed that our sport is fun and inviting. It promoted our sport as an equal opportunity sport for all.

 


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