In 2018 Sport Climbing Victoria are recognising those members in our community for outstanding achievement. We aim to bring all aspects of the climbing community together by recognising those members who have contributed significantly giving up their time and devotion to climbing in Victoria.
Below, you will find a list of awards capturing aspects of climbing throughout Victoria. Please scroll through and if you think of someone, a business or a group that are deserving then please nominate them.
All nominations will be reviewed and winners’ chosen by the Sport Climbing Victoria board. Awards will be presented at the Sport Climbing Victoria AGM on Sunday 18 November.
Nominations are now CLOSED.
List of Awards
Climber of the Year (Male)
Climber of the Year (Female)
Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Male)
Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Female)
Gym of the Year
Coach of the Year
Team of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Community Project of the Year
Ascent of the Year
Athlete of the Year awards recognise individuals from any discipline for athletic excellence within the past year (2018). But, that’s not all we’re looking for. Awardees not only demonstrate commitment to the sport, they also epitomise Sport Climbing Victoria’s values of inclusiveness and good sportsmanship. Winners show respect for others, leadership and conduct worthy of an ambassador for the sport.
- Climber of the Year (Male)
- Climber of the Year (Female)
- Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Male)
- Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Female)
A “gym” is a climbing and/or bouldering specific gym. Eligible gyms demonstrate a high standard in safety, routesetting and staff education. They also create opportunities for climbers of all levels to improve and meet others. Gyms also help develop the sport of climbing and/or bouldering, both at an elite and recreational level. They provide expertise, an encouraging environment and modern facilities and equipment for climbers to succeed.
Eligible coaches are nominated for outstanding coaching achievement within the past year (2018). Coaches must also present a positive image, respect for clients and demonstrate concern for their athletes’ careers. Above all, they must adopt an anti-doping stance. Qualifications are encouraged.
A “team” is comprised of more than three members – for example, organised by a school, club or climbing gym. To be eligible for nomination, sports teams need to have been formed for a minimum of six months. The team should achieve specific goals and demonstrate regular, structured interactions. Eligible teams have achieved success in their field in the past year.
This award recognises an individual who in 2018 has been actively involved in the sport at a volunteer capacity. By generously devoting time, resources and energy, the individual makes a real difference within the Victorian climbing community. Going above and beyond, the awardee works – unpaid – for the best interest of the sport and its people.
Celebrating the single most outstanding community project this year, this award recognises events, campaigns or other projects that benefit the local climbing community. Significant, original projects that work with a community to directly address needs, provide pathways to success and create opportunities for individuals to join a community are encouraged. Projects should also be effective, organised and well executed.
Honouring an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities, this award recognises someone who motivates and inspires people around them to accomplish. The individual inspires a high level of commitment from others through leading by example. Starting with a compelling vision, this person gives people the tools to get involved.
This award recognises a significant ascent from any discipline (Sport, Trad, Boulder or Alpine). This could be a route of significance, a particular milestone (e.g. Youngest person to climb 34), a notable ascent style or a notable new route.