SCV Awards

Today marked the inaugural SCV awards where we recognised those individuals who dedicated themselves to climbing throughout 2018. Many aspects of climbing were incorporated from Ascent of the Year right through to Climber of the Year.

We received a massive 44 nominations for individuals, groups and companies which were then considered by the SCV Board who determined the overall winners.

Congratulations to those members of our community who received an award:

Gym of the Year: Bayside Rock


Coach of the Year: Will Hammersla

Volunteer of the Year: Ingemar Johnsson*

*Torsten Johnsson accepting on Ingemar Johnsson’s behalf

Community Project of the Year: CliffCare Victoria*

*Ally Driessen accepting on CliffCare Victoria’s behalf

Leadership Award: Romain Thevenot

Team of the Year: Bayside Rock Youth Team

Ascent of the Year: Liam Buchanan

Young Climber of the Year (Male): Ned Middlehurst

Young Climber of the Year (Female): Oceana Mackenzie

Climber of the Year (Male): James Kassay


Climber of the Year (Female): Ashlee Hendy*

*Romain Thevenot  accepting on Ashlee Hendy’s behalf

Thank you to all those who came down and helped us celebrate!

These awards will continue in 2019, with the option for members of the community to vote on those individuals, groups or companies who are nominated.