Good Sportsmanship Awards

This year Sport Climbing Victoria awarded the first Good Sportsmanship Awards.  The idea was to recognise qualities of good sportsmanship among the junior athletes both during the season and at the Boulder Climbing Championships.

Will Hammersla (Australia Climbing Team Coach), in consultation with other event officials throughout the climbing year, selected the winners.  The winners were Roxy Perry from Tasmania & Alistair Earley from Queensland. Will introduces us to them:

Roxy Perry – Roxy has always been such a hard worker in training camps, training sessions and events. She is positive and supportive to her team mates and is fearless when it comes to putting in hard work. Roxy is also tenacious in her drive to succeed and constantly better herself. No matter the obstacle, she finds a way to push through her plateaus and continue to improve.

Alistair Earley – Whilst being a new member to the Australian team, Al has already left a lasting impression. He is focused, positive and especially considerate. He shows support and kindness to his fellow team mates and is always ready to lend a hand and go that extra step. In addition to his team qualities, Al is also a very driven athlete. Persistent in his efforts to succeed and improve, he is inspiring to everyone around him.

The awards were sponsored by Hardrock Climbing.


Hardrock Climbing is the combination of two indoor rock climbing facilities situated at convenient locations. One in the heart of Melbourne CBD and the other in Nunawading (Melbourne’s eastern suburbs). Those two centres are open seven days a week and are easily accessible by car and public transport. Hardrock focuses mainly on Rope Climbing and aims to offer challenges for everyone (from first timers to expert climbers). Hardrock is proud to claim one of the most creative and diverse route setting in Australia. If you feel ready for a casual climb with friends, a special birthday party, corporate booking or an efficient training session, head down to Hardrock for the ultimate climbing experience. You will also find courses, private instruction and a Junior Climbing Club.

Exterior taken from RMIT