Citizen of the Year Awards

The Citizen of the Year Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the current year, and/or to those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

The winners for 2018 are:

Citizen of the Year (Proudly sponsored by Roy Hill)

Clayton Hanrahan

Clayton Hanrahan with Kevin Rayfield from Roy Hill

"Clayton has made a significant contribution to youth and families of the community and is a great example of a community champion."

Award for Active Citizenship (Proudly sponsored by Horizon Power)

Port Hedland St John Ambulance Volunteers

Port Hedland St John Ambulance Volunteers Sue and Brooke with Noeleen McCann from Horizon Power

"They provide an outstanding and critical service to the community."

Citizen of the Year – Senior (Proudly sponsored by Town of Port Hedland)

Beryl Adamson

Beryl Adamson with Mayor Camilo Blanco from Town of Port Hedland

Beryl is a "Wonderful example of... what being part of the community means."

Citizen of the Year – Youth (Proudly sponsored by Itochu Minerals & Energy of Australia Pty Ltd)

Georgia Latham

Georgia Latham with Nobuhiro (Nick) Takabatake from ITOCHU Minerals & Energy of Australia

"Georgia is to be proud of what she has achieved and of her contribution to the youth of our community through sport."

Sports Awards

Provide an opportunity to formally recognise the outstanding sporting achievements and pursuits of individuals and clubs within the Port Hedland community. These activities help to create a strong social fabric within town and make Port Hedland a vibrant place we are proud to call home.  

The winners for 2017 are:

Percy Gratwick VC Sporting Club of the Year (Proudly sponsored by Port Hedland RSL)

Port Hedland Netball Association

Port Hedland Netball Association President Kenleigh McGowan with Val Middleton from Port Hedland RSL

"This has been a project developed over a number of years and shows the determination and grit of the Association to succeed." (In reference to the Port Hedland Netball Pavilion which was opened in 2017)

Sports Star of the Year (Proudly sponsored by Roy Hill)

Nathan Groch

Nathan Groch with Kevin Rayfield from Roy Hill

"Nathan is an outstanding example of commitment and determination, having achieved at the highest level in Triathlon and Ironman events."

Sporting Volunteer of the Year (Proudly sponsored by Rio Tinto)

Wayne Stokes

Wayne Stokes with Leaine Cornell and Jody Cellar from Rio Tinto Dampier Salt

Wayne is always "Going well beyond what's required and can be expected of a volunteer."

Junior Sports Person of the Year (Proudly sponsored by Itochu Minerals & Energy of Australia Pty Ltd)

Mackayla Denney

Mackayla Denney with Nobuhiro (Nick) Takabatake from ITOCHU Minerals & Energy of Australia

"Her dedication to one sport and personal development is commendable."

The Town of Port Hedland and its Award Partners congratulate all nominees and winners of the Citizen of the Year & Sports Awards.