Sports Awards & Scholarships

Melton City Council is committed to providing positive opportunities for all people in the community. With many sports clubs in the municipality, residents have a broad range of sports to play and clubs to join. To recognise, celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of clubs and individuals, the below awards and scholarship are available.

Awards and scholarships are made available annually and presented at the City of Melton Sports Awards Night.

This year's awards and scholarships are open from Wednesday 12 June to Friday 12 July 2019.

Ensure you read the Sports Awards & Scholarships Guidelines(PDF, 103KB) before applying.

Apply now for sports award or scholarship!

Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship

The Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship aims to provide encouragement and support to a promising individual to progress their sporting career and cover costs such as event attendance, travel, accommodation, training/coaching fees, and equipment.

The Scholarship is made available annually and provides the winning applicant with up to $1,500.

Applications are accepted from:

  • Athletes, coaches and umpires under the age of 25 years old.

Individuals who received funding within the past three years for this program are ineligible to apply.

Sports Club of the Year Award

The Sports Club of the Year Award aims to acknowledge excellence in club management and the important contribution that local sporting clubs make to the community. Nominations are based on achievements over the past year, from September 2018 to July 2019.

The Award is made available annually and provides the winning club with $500.

Applications are accepted from:

  • Not-for-profit sporting clubs within the City of Melton municipality.
  • Clubs that are affiliated with a registered Sporting Association or Governing Body.

Club Volunteer Recognition Award

The Club Volunteer Recognition Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by committed volunteers who shape, support and participate in our community sport and recreation clubs.

Each club can nominate one person for this Award.

Applications are accepted from:

  • Not-for-profit sporting clubs within the City of Melton municipality.
  • Clubs that are affiliated with a registered Sporting Association or Governing Body.
  • A member of the club committee or someone approved by the committee.

Acceptable nominees are:

  • Committed volunteers who have supported and participated in the relevant club operations.

City of Melton Sports Awards Night - Awards Presentation

Award and scholarship winners will be announced at the City of Melton Sports Awards Night on Tuesday 10 September at WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex. Applicants are expected to make themselves available for this night in case they are successful.

 

For any enquiries regarding these Sports Awards & Scholarships, please email NicoleW@melton.vic.gov.au or call 9747 7200.