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Nominations open for the 2023 Town of Port Hedland and BHP Community Sports Awards

Published on Tuesday, 5 September 2023 at 10:40:00 AM

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Town of Port Hedland and BHP Community Sports Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate the talent, ambition and contribution of individuals and groups from across Hedland.

The Award categories include Sportswoman of the Year; Sportsman of the Year; Junior Sportswoman of the Year; Junior Sportsman of the Year; Sporting Group of the Year; Coach of the Year; Umpire/Official of the Year; Volunteer of the Year and Service to Sport.  

Alongside recognition of their achievement and contributions to our sporting community, there are cash prizes (thanks to our generous sponsors) available to award winners which include $1,000 to individuals and $2,000 to Sporting Group of the Year.

Mayor Peter Carter said sport played a crucial role in supporting the liveability of Hedland.

“Hedland would not be the inclusive and vibrant community it is without sport,” he said

“The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate our sporting achievements, as well as promote positive health and wellbeing outcomes and social connections."

“I encourage residents to think of a club, organisation or someone who has made a positive impact this year to our sporting community before the close of nominations on 27 September 2023."

Cindy Dunham, General Manager of BHP’s Port Hedland port operations, said: “Celebrating sport and the positive impact it has on both physical and mental health in our community is just fantastic and we’re thrilled to support the Awards."

"Sports are also a big part of Hedland’s social fabric and we can’t wait to see this year's top athletes, teams, coaches and volunteers recognised for their contributions and achievements.”

Nominations are now open and can be submitted here.

You can find out more about the Sports Awards here

This event is proudly supported by Principal Partner BHP, alongside Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Domino’s, Horizon Power, ITOCHU, and Pilbara Ports Authority.

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Phone: (08) 9111 5000

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