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Sports awards a salute for local clubs

A group of people accepting their awards

On 13 September, we gathered at the Hawthorn Arts Centre to celebrate the 2022 Boroondara Sports Awards.

The evening, hosted by Australian cricket legend Damien Fleming, was an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the role sports clubs across Boroondara play in enhancing community health and wellbeing and fostering social connection. The event also featured Australian former professional triathlete and 2-time World Triathlon Champion Emma Carney. Congratulations to the finalists and winners.

Inclusive Club of the Year Award

  • Camberwell Hockey Club (winner)
  • Koonung Heights Cricket Club
  • North Balwyn Baseball Club

Innovative Club of the Year Award finalists

  • Camberwell Petanque Club (winner)
  • Hawthorn Cycling Club
  • Camberwell Hockey Club

Collaborative Club of the Year Award finalists

  • Burwood Cricket Club (winner)
  • Hawthorn Rowing Club
  • North Balwyn Baseball Club

Club Person of the Year Award finalists

  • Craig Worboys – Burwood District Bowls Club (winner)
  • Mark Ryan – Canterbury Cougars Basketball Club
  • Mark Blundell – Burwood District Cricket Club

Young Club Person of the Year Award finalists

  • Max Dias – North Balwyn Cricket Club (winner)
  • James Mills – North Balwyn Baseball Club

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Clem Joyce – Kew Croquet Club
  • Michael Chittenden – Burwood District Bowls Club
  • Colin Edwards – Burwood Tennis Club
  • Fran Coggins – Burwood Tennis Club (given posthumously)
  • Natalie Bacon – Burwood Tennis Club
  • Doug Goodman – Camberwell Central Bowls Club
  • Paul Dixon – Camberwell Hockey Club
  • Laurie Lovelock – Hawthorn Cycling Club (given posthumously)
  • Barry Poulsen – Ashburton United Soccer Club
  • John Doyle – Kew Cricket Club
  • Richard Snape – Old Scotch Soccer Club
  • Paul Lourey – Glen Iris Cricket Club


Recipients pictured above.

The Boroondara Sports Club Accreditation Program was launched on the same night. The program provides recognition for clubs that work towards improving their delivery in the community.

For more information about the Boroondara Sports Club Accreditation Program, contact the Boroondara Sport and Recreation team on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected]

Nominations for the 2023 Sports Awards will open in March 2023.