Wednesday 14 March, 2018 marked the annual Victorian Sport Awards to recognise those who contributed significantly in their respective sport in 2017. From Athlete of the Year to Sport Development Initiative of the Year, all the bases were covered on this night of nights.
Sport Climbing Victoria’s representatives arrived with excitement as our very own William Hammersla had been shortlisted as a finalist for the Southern Cross Trophies Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year award demonstrating the growth and recognition of climbing in Victoria.
Attendees were greeted upon arrival with canapés and beverages and invited to mingle amongst Victorian Sport dignitaries. Prior to entering the awards ceremony we walked the red carpet and got our photo taken with our nominee.
Guests were ushered into the theatre where we waited with bated breath as winners across many disciplines were announced. Finally, we came to our category, we sat on the edge of our seats and the Southern Cross Trophies representative came to the mic:
“And the winner is…Luqman Latif – Tennis.”
While Will may not have won the trophy, he’s still our number one. Sport Climbing Victoria would like to congratulate Will and thank you for all your time spent volunteering and loving what you do.
Congratulations to all the winners at the 2017 Victorian Sport Awards and thank you to Vicsport for hosting the awards and recognising Will’s contribution to climbing. To view all the winners, click here.
This year we will be launching the Sport Climbing Victoria Awards. Watch this space after nationals for the categories to open and start thinking about whom you would like to nominate!