The award seeks to recognise excellence in sporting achievement over the
past year as well as contribution to the life and operation of
the sporting section within the youth club.
The Ryde Sports Foundation Inc.
1979 Formed with the assistance of Ryde Municipal Council to support financially the Australian Olympic Team
for the 1980 Moscow Games which, due to a boycott, were denied Federal Government assistance.
1980 Introduced Sports Star of the Month and Sports Star of the Year Awards. First dinner held in Ryde Civic Centre.
1982 Commonwealth Games supported.
Travel grants to local athletes policy adopted.
1983 Awards dinner held at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club.
1985 Ryde Municipal Games held in preparation for a major event for the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations.
1984 Olympic Games supported.
1988 Ryde Municipal Games, a major event in local celebrations with a major emphasis of participating in a sporting
activity. Over 9000 certificates issued to participants.
The RSF continues to maintain its core commitment to support financially Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and now
Para Olympic Games. More than 380 local sports people have been recognised in the Sports Star of the Month program.
30 Sports Stars of the Year acclaimed.
The 2012 London Olympic Games will be the ninth supported.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games was the eighth supported.
Over $250000 has been donated to Olympic, Commonwealth, Para Olympic Games and local sports stars.
This has only been possible through a dedicated volunteer committee, the initial support of Ryde Municipal Council, the unfailing
publicity support of John Booth’s TWT and the generous sponsorship over many years from Club 6 i.e. North Ryde RSL Community Club
, North Ryde Golf Club, Gladesville Sporties, Gladesville RSL, Club Ryde X, Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. We also particularly
acknowledge Norman May, renowned sports broadcaster and honorary member of RSF, for his support for many years.
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club for their generous hosting of our annual Awards Dinner.
Club 6 Award uses the following:
- Achievement of the participant at various levels of the sport. This should be beyond club level.
- The contribution that the individual may make to life within the sporting section.
- The ability of the young person to develop as a role model for other young people.
- Be aged 12 years or older, as this is the age at which children are given the opportunity to develop in their sport outside
participation at club level.
RECOGNITION & ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
Each section is encouraged to select at least one participant that they believe should be
recognized for their consistent effort in their chosen sport.
It should be seen as a reward for persistence and consistency in development of the
necessary skills to participate in sport.
In 2002 the club recognised that it was important to recognise and reward children less than
12 years of age.
This award seeks to give each sporting section the opportunity to showcase the “special” talent
that some young children have in their chosen sport within the context of the Youth Club.
In 2005, the opportunity is given to all sections to nominate participants for recognition and
encouragement where they are aged above 12 years of age. It has also been recognised that
not all sporting Sections may wish to nominate an individual for the Sportsperson Award,
but rather use the Recognition & Encouragement Award as a more appropriate method.
Jim Hull OAM (Chairman)
Rob Wilkinson (VP, Tres)
Kim Van Oost (Sec)
Neita Matthews OAM
Paul Mojalli - Bendigo Bank
Barry Herbert - President North Ryde RSL
Chris Karas - 15years RSF, Author of Fraser to Farah - History of Balmain Junior League 1908 to 2008, TWT Sports Editor - 25 years
Member Balmain Junior League, & Gladesville Cricket Association.
Andrew Hill - Tennis Professional, Author ACE Tennis, SMASH, STARStv and SportsSTAR Program
Jim Towers - Royal Ryde Rehab
Past Members - Edna Wilde OAM(Vice P) Ray Seary, Frank Hodgekiss, Beryl Ackroyd
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