The Victorian Institute of Sport would like to congratulate all finalists of the Award of Excellence.
Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence (AOE) is the Pinnacle of VIS Awards and is awarded to the athlete who has achieved outstanding sporting results at major events during the year, while contributing to the promotion and development of their sport and/or making a significant contribution to society beyond pure sporting performance.
Australian Diamonds (Jo Weston, Liz Watson, Kiera Austin, Kate Moloney)
Sarah Tait Spirit Award
The Sarah Tait Spirit Award recognises the athlete who most encompasses the spirit of the VIS. This athlete has demonstrated courage, commitment and persistence to achieve their sporting goals, whilst showing the ability to inspire and bring out the best in others, engage with and bring pride to their community.
Para Athlete Award
The Para Athlete Award is presented to the Para athlete who has achieved outstanding sporting results during the year, complemented by demonstrable success in other areas of their life.
Para Table Tennis
Open Universities Australia Performance Lifestyle Award
Awarded to the athlete who has achieved personal excellence in their studies, career ambitions, and/or work setting whilst pursuing their dual sporting career. This award epitomises the VIS motto of ‘Success in Sport and Life’.
2XU Rising Star Award
The 2XU Rising Star Award is presented to an athlete who is eligible to compete in their sport’s ‘age grade’ categories (maximum age U/23) who has achieved outstanding sporting results during the year, complemented by demonstrable success in other areas of their life.
Frank Pyke Achievement Award
This award is presented to an athlete who had a successful sporting career as well as making a significant contribution to the VIS and their sport, and most importantly been successful in their career path.