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Sports Award nominations are open to members of Sporting Clubs and Individual Clubs of Associations which have been approved by the Wests Campbelltown Board for membership of the Wests Sports Council. These Sporting Clubs will be deemed to be members of the Wests Campbelltown Sports Council for purpose of Sports Awards. There are twelve Monthly Award Winners within the below categories, with each receiving a dining voucher for their achievement, as well as recognition at the Wests Sports Council Annual Presentation Dinner. The Annual Award Winner receives a cheque for $500 at the Annual Sports Dinner held at Wests League Club.


Annual & Elite Winners 1999-2018 

Annual Award Winners 1999 – 2018 Past Annual Elite Winners 2009 – 2017


Please click here to view the Wests Sports Council Monthly Award Guidelines – Tier 1 or the Wests Sports Council Elite Award Guidelines – Tier 2. 

Wests Sports Council Sports Awards

2019/2020 Monthly Award Winners 

2019/2020 Monthly Award Winners 

Junior Sports Award
April Sophie Eagles Macarthur Triathlon Club
May Bodhi Jackson Macarthur Triathlon Club
June Sterling Tuxford Mount Annan Swimming Club
July Rishab Luthra Magpies Cricket Club
August Isla Basa Macarthur BMX
September Brayden Brook Wests Hockey Club
October Scarlett Ring Tennis Macarthur
November Kabir Mudgil Magpies Cricket Club
December Clinton Kaandrop Ambarvale Little Athletics
January Emily Skipper Macarthur Triathlon Club
February Riley Nonenmacher Ambarvale Little Athletics
March Harmony Knipler Varroville Netball Club
April Jaxon Coleman Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
May Cameron Cosis Magpies Cricket Club
June Alexandra Northdurfter Mt Annan Swim Club
July Cassidy Van Diensen Campbelltown Thunder Netball Club
August Jaxon Kerr Oran Park Gregory Hills JRLFC
September Bodhi Jackson Macarthur Triathlon Club
October Jackson Daley Mt Annan Swim Club
November Shoaib Mohammed Magpies Cricket Club
December Jayden Van Stralen Mt Annan Swim Club
January Phoenix Jackson Macarthur Triathlon Club
February Sean Sullivan Mt Annan Swim Club
March Oscar Lindbon Macarthur Triathlon Club
Youth Sports Award
April Jacob Simpson Mt Annan Swimming Club
May Andre Ferreira Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
June Matthew Browne Magpies Cricket Club
July Lauren Hayes Bluejays Netball Club
August Thomas Hine Macarthur Triathlon Club
September Cody Salter  Macarthur Triathlon Club
October Charlotte Wilson Ambarvale Little Athletics
November Toby Curry Tennis Macarthur
December Andrew Salian Magpies Cricket Club
January Jennifer Mackie Macarthur BMX
February Madelyn Manny Macarthur Triathlon club
March John Dimech-O’Connell Mount Annan swim club
April Jack McWilliams Camden Valley Basketball Association
May Andrew Salian Magpies Cricket Club
June Jake Newcombe Mt Anna Swim Club
July Ella Beveridge Campbelltown Thunder Netball club
August Heath Mason Thirlmere Tahmoor JRLFC
September Emma Searle EagleVale Netball club
October Joshua Parrish Mt Annan Swim Club
November John Dimech O’Connell Mt Annan Swim Club
December Rishab Luthra Magpies Cricket Club
January Charlotte Tarbotton Macarthur Triathlon Club
February Paige Young Softball Campbelltown
March Madelyn Manny Macarthur Triathlon Club
Senior Sports Award
April Michael Harding Macarthur Triathlon Club
May Jack McKay Group 6 Referees
June Rebekah Quinn Campbelltown Thunder Netball Club
July Jared Flanagan Wests Hockey Club
August John Davis Macarthur Triathlon Club
September Linda Dudek Camden Tigers Football Club
October Rachel Eagles Macarthur Triathlon Club
November Suzie Haddad Mount Annan Swim club
December Rachel Eagles Macarthur Triathlon Club
January Brendan Hart Magpies Cricket Club
February Matt Peterson Ambarvale Little Athletics
March Duncan Nicholson Macarthur BMX
April Elise Bright Tennis Macarthur
May Jack McGrath Group 6 Referees
June Jessica Monagle Macarthur Triathlon Club
July Brandan Cavallaro Group 6 referees association
August John David Macarthur Triathlon
September Aaron Waters Tennis Macarthur
October Tim Whawell Group 6 Referees
November Karen Lake Macarthur Triathlon Club
December Robert Picken Macarthur Triathlon Club
January Hayden Hooker Wests Referees
February  Ben Smith Magpies Cricket Club
March Senior 7th Grade Magpies Cricket Club
Sports Team of the Month
April Elite competition Team  Mt Annan Swimming Club
May U10B’s Oran Park Gregory Hills JRLFC
June C Grade Ladies Wests Hockey Club
July U10’s Oran Park Gregory Hills JRLFC
August George Adams & Shayne Halls Macarthur Triathlon Club
September 13C’s Airds Lyrebirds Netball Club
October U13 NPL 2 Camden Tigers Football Club
November U10 Red Magpies Cricket Club
December City 2 Tennis Macarthur
January Senior 8th Grade Magpies Cricket Club
February U14 Div 1 Team Magpies Cricket Club
March Senior 9th Grade Magpies cricket
April 11A’S St Thomas More Netball Club
May Jack Mcgrath Group 6 Referees
June Womens 045’s Tennis Team Tennis Macarthur
July Division 6 Team Campbelltown Thunder Netball Club
August U14A’s Thirlmere Tahmoor JRLFC
September U13B Juniors Wests Hockey Club
October U10 White Magpies Cricket Club
November U11 Div 2 Black Magpies Cricket Club
December U13 Division 1 Team Magpies Cricket Club
January Blackwell Cup team  Tennis Macarthur
February No Nominations  
March  Andrew Salian Magpies Cricket Club
Spirit of Sport Award
April Mark Brown Group 6 Referees
May Tiarne Martin Eaglevale Netball Club
June Hayleigh Keogh Campbelltown Thunder Netball Club
July Philip Carter Mount Annan Swim Club
August Gary Nicholson Tigers Softball Club
September Warren Cabral  Wests Hockey Club
October Nicole Dewanto Ambarvale Little Athletics
November Matthew Navin Group 6 Referees
December Peter Teale Group 6 Referees
January Doug Pareezer Tennis Macarthur
February Michael Hyett Wests Referees
March Michell Love Magpies Cricket
April Julie Foster Macarthur Triathlon Club
May Taylor Sakaria Macquarie Fields Netball Club
June Danelle Condon Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
July Fred Furner Macarthur BMX
August Cassie Kellar Wests Hockey Club
September June Henry Group 6 Referees
October Peter Phillips Ingleburn RSL Softball Club
November Phil Daws Group 6 Referees
December Michael Wilshaw Magpies Cricket Club
January  Daniel Beattie Magpies Cricket Club
February Marsheal Walker Ingleburn RSL Club
March Thomas Warren Macarthur Triathlon Club
Encouragement Award
April Ella-Kate Hussein Macarthur Triathlon Club
May Daniel Dimech-O’Connell Mount Annan Swimming Club
June Alexandra Nothdurfter Mount Annan Swimming Club
July Sarah Eagles Macarthur Triathlon Club
August Andrew Northdurfter Mount Annan Swimming Club
September Cohen Moubarak Mount Annan Swimming Club
October Lania Saumamao Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
November Bodhi Jackson Mount Annan Swim Club
December Jade Bubb-Edwards Ambarvale Little Athletics
January Nathaniel Plummer Magpies Cricket Club
February Luke Dewanto Ambarvale Little Athletics
March Sarah Macdonald Mount Annan Swim Club


Indiana Albany Varroville Netball Club
Mikayla Magro Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
May Sarah Hill Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
June Emma Jones Varroville Netball Club
July U9’s Netball Team Glenfield Netball Club
August Matthew Fosse Mt Annan Swim Club
September Hanka Filipinski Mt Annan Swim Club
October Millie Mason Macquarie Fields Swimming Club
November Lily Watson Mt Annan Swim Club
January Samantha Stewart Magpies Cricket Club
February Nikhil Narayan Tennis Macarthur
March Angelica Sullivan Mt Annan Swim Club



Elite Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Belinda Vakarewa | Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club

Taking home the Elite Sportsperson of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner was a deserving award for Belinda Vakarewa, whose story over the last three years has been nothing short of amazing. Belinda is a talented Pace Bowler, playing cricket with Magpies Cricket Club at the mere age of 14 years old and quickly making her way into the Cricket NSW Pathways Program.

Not wasting any time, Ghosts Cricket invited Belinda to join the Brewer Shield U/17 side in Premier Grade Cricket. By her 17th Birthday, Belinda was in the 1st Grade side. Currently, at 20 years old Belinda’s list of achievements are immensely impressive meeting all the challenges put before her in the Pathways all the way through to the Southern Stars – Australian selection. 

Belinda list of outstanding achievements include:

  • NSW U/15 and U/18 Teams – Winning Team in the 2014/15 National Championships.
  • NSW Breakers Senior Cricket NSW – Women’s Squad.
  • Sydney Thunder T20 Squad.
  • Southern Stars Australian World Cup squad – travelling to England for the Women’s World Cup and Belinda made her ODI Internationals against Sri Lanka on 29th June 2017.
  • Southern Stars Squad – touring India in 2018.
  • Southern Stars Performance Squad for 2018 – contracted to Cricket Australia.

Following the growth of Women’s Cricket in Australia, young women such as Belinda are now able to realise their dreams of becoming professional cricketers and devote their time to progressing and enjoying a sporting career.  Clearing the barriers to put before her including an International debut for Australia, her professional cricketing career is already a reality with only bigger success in front of her, all from a young adult only taking up cricket a mere six years ago.

Congratulations to Belinda Vakarewa, who will no doubt be gracing the stadiums in years to come.


Elite Sports Team of the Year 2018

The Macarthur Raptors Premier League Team  | National Indoor Cricket League 

Winning the Elite Sports Team of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner was the Macarthur Raptors Premier League side who compete in the National Indoor Cricket League (NICL), run by Cricket Australia.

Competing on a weekly basis in the Sydney Metro region of the competition, with 2017 the year the Raptors were named joint Minor Premiers and went on to win the Grand Finals being crowned Champions. Following the success of the Grand Finals, the team travelled to Newcastle to play in the Indoor Cricket States Titles, holding the position of undefeated and being crowned the best Indoor Cricket side in NSW.

Shortly after in September 2017, all winning teams from each zone across Australia travelled to Melbourne to play in the NICL National Finals. Finishing in third place after competing against all the best teams from around the country, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot.

As a result of the Macarthur Raptors success, six players have been selected in the NSW Opens Indoor Cricket Team, and one player selected in the Australian O/35 team. The team also shows enormous support and dedication towards helping the Junior Raptors side with the Captain, Mitch Hinds of the Raptors Premier League Team coaching the Raptors U/16 side, and providing many other junior players with one-on-one coaching out of Mitch’s spare time.

Congratulations to the Macarthur Raptors Premier League Team consisting of Mitch Hinds (Captain), Greg Connor, Gavin Connor, Jarred Lysaught, Peter McKell, Ash Paddison, Daniel Taylor, Justin Palmer, Matt Panecasio and Jaydyn Simmons.


Junior Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Reuben Bennett | Ambarvale Little Athletics

Junior Sportsperson of the Year goes to Reuben Bennett from Ambarvale Little Athletics at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner. Being with the Club for the past two years, Reuben now competes in the U/6 boy’s group in competitions inside and outside of the Club, as well as weekend Gala Days.

Reuben jumped at the chance to participate in as many competitions as he could, once he started to receive medals and ribbons for his placements. Reuben’s first Gala Day, held at Werrington Athletics Club at Cambridge Park, saw him competing against 13 athletes from across NSW and competing in the 70m, 100m and long jump, placing him 6th, 10th and 6th respectively. The next two events saw Reuben obtain a Bronze medal in both the discus, throwing a personal best of 6.58m and the 300m.

The following weekend Reuben and his family travelled to the St George Basin Gala Day at Sanctuary Point where Reuben was awarded 1st in shot put, 1st in discus, 3rd in the 100m, and also 3rd in the 300m events.  The third Gala Day for the month was held at Shoalhaven Athletics Club in East Nowra, watching Reuben enter in six events with Reuben claiming the gold medal in the shot put, silver medals in the long jump, 70m, 100m, 200m and 300m’s.

If that wasn’t enough, at the Ambarvale Little Athletics Presentation Day Reuben received a 100% Attendance Award, Silver medal for this personal best results and placed 2nd overall in the U/6 boy’s age group.

Congratulations to Reuben and his family for such great achievements in the world of Little Athletics.



Youth Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Keiran Brook | Wests Hockey Club

Running away with the Youth Sportsperson of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner was Keiran Brook from the Junior U/15, U/18 and 2nd Grader Men’s Teams at Wests Hockey Club. Occasionally Keiran also fills in for the 1st Grade Team.

Teammates of Keiran say he is a great player to watch, demonstrating incredible skill going up against competing plays with precise and deftly-timed stick work. Keira gas a great back-stick (tomahawak) and fore-stick, scoring a number of goals throughout this past season, getting a shot off even when nothing seems possible.

In 2016 Keiran was selected to participate in the Centre for Development, Macarthur U/18’s 2nd Grade Team and the U/15’s 1st Grade Team, subsequently being selected in the U/15 State Squad. In the same year, Keiran was also handpicked for the Sydney South-Wests Combined High School Team, where his Team finished in first place at the U/15 Moorebank Carnival.

Showing his dedication to the sport, Keiran spends his extra time umpiring junior games on a Saturday morning, as well as a selected number of senior games, despite being only 14 years of age. As a result of his effective umpiring skills, Keiran has been selected to umpire at the U/13 State Championship, the SSW Regional Boys and Girls State Hockey Carnival, as well as the U/13 Carnival at Moorebank and the U/11 Carnival at Narellan.

Congratulations to Keiran on his dedication and commitment to the sport and his team.


Senior Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Wayne Stanton | Tennis Macarthur

Wayne Stanton, an active member of Tennis Macarthur for over 20 years takes home the Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner. Wayne currently competes in the Tuesday night men’s competition, Thursday night mixed competition and Saturday afternoon competition.

Wayne also participates every year in the Annual Challenge Day against Canterbury Bankstown Association, as well as being a member of the management committee for three years.

Wayne always shows exemplary sportsmanship in every game of tennis and has collected a number of awards and medals throughout his tennis career, including, but not limited to:

  • 2017 – Winner of the NSW Hardcourt Medial – awarded by NSW Hardcourt Tennis Association to the best and fairest senior player in the competition
  • 2017 – Member of the winning team in the George Fletcher Cup
  • 2017, 2015 and 2014 – Winner of the Lyn Darby Memorial Award for the best and fairest senior player in Tennis Macarthur
  • 2016 – Member of the winning team in the Life Members Cup

Congratulations to Wayne showing amazing dedication and passion for the game of tennis.


Sports Team of the Year 2018

Graduate B Macarthur Flames Netball Club

Winning goals on and off the court, the Graduate B Macarthur Flames Netball Club earns the Sports Team of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner, despite being a newly formed team to the Club.

The Flames Netball Club, consisting of nine young ladies ranging from 15 – 17 years, came together as a team quicker than most – within the first season the team pulled together and played like they had been a team for many years. Three of the players were part of the Graduate D Team in 2016, four players coming from separate Clubs and two players, each of which had never played in a netball competition previously.

Whilst the team had some close encounters, it didn’t stop them from having some big wins, with the biggest being by 48 goals. In 2017 the team remained undefeated and were crowned Minor Premiers, subsequently who then went on to be crowned the Undefeated Premiers in 2018 winning the Grand Final. An unexpected but nonetheless outstanding achievement from a dedicated group of young ladies.

The Flames Netabll Club includes Rikki-Teina Ao-Rudolph, Tanaya Graham, Jenaya Marchbank, Chantelle Millissm, Valentina Neculman, Kayla Perry, Maia Rautahi, Tenielle Towers and Piper Williams, coached by Nicole Marchbank and managed by Mary Towers.

Congratulations to the young ladies.


Spirit of Club Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Debbie Stewart | Magpies Cricket Club

Debbie Stewart shows her passion for the game and claims the Spirit of Sports Club Person of the Year at the recent Wests Sports Council Annual Awards Dinner. Debbie has been part of the Magpies Cricket Club for the past 17 consecutive years, holding a number of positions, as well as being a Life Member.

Debbie’s role as the Club Secretary sees her manage the correspondence of the Club over the year with incoming and outgoing communications, whilst ensuring the detail and management of guidelines and timeframes are met.  Her Registrar role is ongoing and active where she organises letter for all previous years’ players about registration days, attends every registration day, fields and enquiries, orders the uniforms and club clothing and completes the submission of teams to the association.

Along with thee positions, Debbie is also part of the Clubs Executive Committee where she takes responsibility for the Clubs Junior Cricket Academy and In2Cricket Programs involving coaches, grounds, clothing and merchandise organisation. Answering all questions from Juniors, Seniors, Coaches and Captains every day sees her being an integral part of the Magpies Cricket Club where she also assists with the scoring and duties required as the majority of these teams have first-time coaches.

In addition to this, Debbie is the sole person to enter all the Club results and scorecards into My Cricket and maintain the club records, also including organising annual presentations, trophies and yearbooks for the Club. Debbie also holds a position on the CDCA District Committee as Records Officer and a leading advocate for Girls Cricket in the area, taking on the responsibility of coaching and mentoring the girl’s side in the Associations first dedicated Girls League Competition (CDCA Thunder Girls Cricket League) for which the Magpies Cricket Club were the inaugural winners.

Congratulations to Debbie, a hardworking and committed member of the Magpies Cricket Club in the Macarthur area.


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