Athletes of the Year & Doug Hancy Awards Announced

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Year!

The Athlete of the Year is awarded to the Under 15 boy and girl who have achieved the best results in Little Athletics State events from 2019 State Championships to 2020 Zone Championships. See the announcement on Facebook.

    • Olivia Trueman – Belmont LAC

    • Leila Barker – UWALAC

    • Tristen Burgess – Belmont LAC

Runners up:

    • Skye Bowron – Baldivis
      Charlotte Woodward – Kingsway
      Riley Crane – Kingsway
      Jack Watters – Melville
      Jack Whiteside – Inglewood

Congratulations to all winners and runners up on their outstanding achievements throughout the past 12 months!

Doug Hancy Award

Doug Hancy was a Life Member and past Patron of LAWA. He was on the inaugural Management Committee in 1977 and amongst his many achievements instigated the Annual
State Championships.

The Doug Hancy Award is presented each year by members of the Hancy family to recognise U15-17 athletes who have displayed outstanding character and leadership at their Centre/club.

Congratulations to the winners:

Erin Lever – Bunbury

Erin is a valued member of Bunbury LAC and her passion for athletics is almost immeasurable. Erin has persevered through injury, but this has not impacted her passion for the sport. Instead she has coached the U6 – U10’s two nights a week and with fellow athlete Brock Kenny, developed training plans, implemented their programs and encouraged other senior athletes to help out. Erin has completed the Level 1 Community Athletics Coach and also officiated at State and National events. Erin loves being at the track and also helps out wherever needed. She will see a job that needs doing, such as setup or pack down or helping in the canteen and help out without having to be asked. Erin is a fantastic role model for everyone at her Centre.

Jaymie Thompson – Inglewood

Jaymie is a long term member of Inglewood LAC, joining in U7’s. She is respectful and dedicated and is popular amongst her peers and adored by the younger athletes, especially in her role as a coach.This year, despite some serious health issues, Jaymie joined the Inglewood coaching group, working with the youngest athletes. Although not able to compete herself, her love for her athletics family and the sport could not keep her away. Jaymie was the driving force behind the PCH fundraising day and also promoted the sale of bandannas for Canteen, highlighing her selfless energy for others. Jaymie has been back training recently and getting PBs weekly, always with a smile on her face. Jaymie defines courage and reminds everyone that it is not how well we compete, it is the joy we have being able to participate that matters!

Jake Woodman – Ridgewood

Jake has been an asset to Ridgewood LAC since embracing the sport as an U6 athlete. He is known for his friendly and easy going nature and is a positive role model to all Centre members. Jake strives to improve his performance both on and off the athletics field and is not scared to take on new challenges. Although not the most gifted athlete, Jake always has a go and every week does every event and chases his PB with pride. Jake demonstrates good sportsmanship and strong values and a willingness to lend a hand, modelling the values of respect, courage and integrity.

Congratulations to the runners-up who have all done an amazing job at their Centres and Clubs:

  • Tyla Burgess Belmont
    Jessica Carson Bayswater
    Erin Lever Bunbury
    Tayla Lynch Ridgewood
    Taya Mascarenhas Melville
    Richelle Morales Gosnells
    Carly Pizzuto Southern Districts
    Brielle Schaefer Peel Districts
    Aoife Sherry Cockburn
    Zeta Stevens Southern Districts
    Jaymie Thompson Inglewood
    Ehlana Olivieri Kingsway
    Jeremiah Borsic Gosnells
    Brock Kenny Bunbury
    Lewis Nannup Bayswater
    Alex Power Cockburn
    Jake Woodman Ridgewood
    Liam Collins Kingsway

Read More about Little Athletics awards and recognition here.