Each Year Sport Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes sporting accomplishments and contributions through the Annual Awards Program. Awards are presented in nine (9) categories including Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Official of the Year.

Award Application Description Contact Deadline
Team of the Year

Edward P. Browne Memorial Award

Team of the Year The Team of the Year award is presented annually to a team who has achieved exceptional results on a Provincial/National/International level, and has demonstrated a high level of skill and expertise in their discipline. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Coach of the Year

John Drinkwater Memorial Award

Coach of the Year The Coach of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who has made a difference to a Provincial Sport Organizations programs. The Coach of the Year is someone who has contributed personally to their sport and athlete(s) success. This individual must have proven leadership skills and contributed significantly throughout the season. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Executive of the Year

Graham Snow Memorial Award

Executive of the Year The Executive of the Year award is presented annually to recognize Sport Executive excellence in the Province of NL. It recognizes a dedicated and hardworking individual who represents the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contributes at the executive level to the development of their sport or organization. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Joseph P.  Mullins Memorial Award

Junior Male Athlete of the Year The Junior Male Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to a male athlete who has achieved exceptional results on a Provincial/National/International level, and has demonstrated a high level of skill and expertise in their discipline. The candidate must have proven leadership skills and have contributed significantly throughout the season. Athletes 18 years of age and under by December 31st are eligible for this nomination. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Junior Female Athlete of the Year

Margaret Davis Memorial Award

Junior Female Athlete of the Year The Junior Female Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to a female athlete who has achieved exceptional results on a Provincial/National/International level, and has demonstrated a high level of skill and expertise in their discipline. The candidate must have proven leadership skills and have contributed significantly throughout the season. Athletes 18 years of age and under by December 31st are eligible for this nomination. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Senior Male Athlete of the Year

Ferd Hayward Memorial Award

Senior Male Athlete of the Year The Senior Male Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to a male athlete who has achieved exceptional results on a Provincial/National/International level, and has demonstrated a high level of skill and expertise in their discipline. The candidate must have proven leadership skills and have contributed significantly throughout the season. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Senior Female Athlete of the Year

Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award

Senior Female Athlete of the Year The Senior Female Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to a female athlete who has achieved exceptional results on a Provincial/National/International level, and has demonstrated a high level of skill and expertise in their discipline. The candidate must have proven leadership skills and have contributed significantly throughout the season. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Volunteer of the Year

Frank W. Graham Memorial Award

Volunteer of the Year The Volunteer of the Year award is presented annually to someone who has made a significant contribution to sport on a volunteer level. This deserving individual is someone who has gone above and beyond in developing, guiding and promoting sport; someone who is making an exceptional contribution to the present and future of sport in NL. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020
Official of the Year Official of the Year The Official of the Year award is presented annually to recognize officiating excellence. It recognizes a dedicated and hardworking official who has been responsible for officiating sport(s) events at any level of athletic competition. This award will recognize an individual’s dedication to leadership, contributions to local sport development and promotion of fair play and ethical behavior in sport. Alicia Curran
Sport NL
acurran@sportnl.ca
January 24, 2020

Past Winners

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Senior Male Athlete of the Year
Year Athlete Sport
2017 Liam Hickey Wheelchair Basketball & Sledge Hockey
2016 Sean Cleary Softball
2015 Sean Cleary Softball
2014 Sean Cleary Softball
2013 Ciaran Hearn Rugby
2012 Ciaran Hearn Rugby
2011 Ciaran Hearn Rugby
2010 Colin Greening Hockey
2009 Luke Adam Hockey
2008 Frank Walsh Rugby
2007 Stephen Mullaley Softball
2006 Brad Gushue Curling
2005 Brad Gushue Curling
2004 George Colbert Swimming
2003 George Colbert Swimming
2002 Carl English Basketball
2001 Carl English Basketball
2000 Jonathan Fowler Swimming
1999 Lee Churchill Cross Country Skiing
1998 Peter Benoite Basketball
1997 Peter Benoite Basketball
1996 Andy Crosby Rowing
1995 Rod Snow Rugby
1994 Philip Graham Rowing
1993 Iain Tennent Swimming
1992 Robbie O’Brian Softball
1991 Darren Colbourne Hockey & Basketball
1990 John Slaney Hockey
1989 Colin Abbott Softball
1988 Frank Humber Baseball
1987 Paul McCloy Running
1986 Paul McCloy Running
1985 Paul McCloy Running
1984 Paul McCloy Running
1983 Paul Merlo Swimming
1982 Paul McCloy Running
1981 Paul McCloy Running
1980 Mel Fitzgerald Wheelchair Athlete
1979 Bert Squires Weightlifting
1978 John Dwyer Wrestler
1977 Blair Tucker Swimming
1975 Tom Tarrant Soccer
1974 Jim Gallant Weightlifter
Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Year Athlete Sport
2017 Heather Healey Baseball
2016 Heather Healey Baseball
2015 Sarah Davis Hockey
2014 Jillian Forsey Athletics
2013 Malorie Harris Soccer
2012 Katarina Roxon Swimming
2011 Sarah Davis Hockey
2010 Kate Vaughan Athletics
2009 Laura Breen Soccer
2008 Nichole Adams Soccer
2007 Katherine Quackenbush Basketball
2006 Laura Breen Soccer
2005 Julia Howard Athletics
2004 Julia Howard Athletics
2003 Janine Browne Basketball
2002 Janine Browne Basketball
2001 Michelle Critch Karate
2000 Donna Phelan Triathlon
1999 Donna Phelan Triathlon
1998 Michelle Critch Taekwondo
1997 Maria Maunder Rowing
1996 Maria Maunder Rowing
1995 Maria Maunder Rowing
1994 Andrea Hutchings Basketball
1993 Andrea Hutchings Basketball
1992 Joy Forsey Powerlifting
1991 Cora McCloy Rowing
1990 Cora McCloy Rowing
1989 Joy Bert Powerlifting
1988 Francine Lemire Cross Country Skiing
1987 Joy Bert Powerlifting
1986 Joy Bert Powerlifting
1985 Sue Doyle Softball
1984 Nicola Will Running
1983 Sue Doyle Softball
1982 Debby Power Softball
1981 Gillian Grant Race Walking
1980 Paula Kelly Swimming
1979 Kathy Noseworthy Volleyball
1978 Joanne McDonald Wheelchair Athlete
1976 Joanne McDonald Wheelchair Athlete
1975 Helene Rompre Alpine Skiing
Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Year Athlete Sport
2017 Campbell Clarke Rugby
2016 Liam Hickey Sledge Hockey & Wheelchair Basketball
2015 Liam Hickey Sledge Hockey & Wheelchair Basketball
2014 Clark Bishop Hockey
2013 Owen Daly Swimming
2012 Myles Vincent Baseball
2011 Owen Daly Swimming
2010 Zach O’Brien Hockey
2009 Shane Boland Softball
2008 Matthew Young Skating
2007 Sean Edwards Soccer
2006 Joey Russell Skating
2005 Joey Russell Skating
2004 Joey Russell Skating
2003 Ronnie Sweeney Baseball
2002 Andrew Fagan Rugby
2001 John Douglas Soccer
2000 Brian Francis Soccer
1999 Richard Kelly Soccer
1998 Donnie Hunt Boxing
1997 Billy Russell Boxing
1996 Daniel Cleary Hockey
1995 Daniel Cleary Hockey
1994 Tim Beckett Basketball
1993 Chris Vaters Basketball
Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Year Athlete Sport
2017 Maggie Connors Hockey
2016 Camryn Bonia Athletics
2015 Samantha Marsh Target Shooting
2014 Heather Healey Baseball
2013 Jillian Forsey Athletics
2012 Hannah Jardine Basketball
2011 Jillian Forsey Athletics
2010 Katarina Roxon Swimming
2009 Hannah Rivkin Soccer
2008 Victoria Ralph Wrestling
2007 Katarina Roxon Swimming
2006 Katarina Roxon Swimming
2005 Katarina Roxon Swimming
2004 Laura Murray Swimming
2003 Laura Murray Swimming
2002 Vickie Flood Tennis
2001 Katie Arnott Soccer
2000 Jennifer Parsons Soccer
1999 Amy Dalton Basketball
1998 Katie Williams Golf
1997 Anita Pushpanathan Tennis
1996 Suzanne Drodge Swimming
1995 Suzanne Drodge Swimming
1994 Krista Manning Tennis
1993 Krista Manning Tennis
Coach of the Year
Year Coach Rugby
2017 Peter Densmore Wrestling
2016 Noel Strapp Wrestling
2015 Keith Randell Volleyball
2014 John Hill Softball
2013 Jake Stanford Soccer
2012 Jeff Kirk Softball
2011 Jake Stanford Soccer
2010 Simon Blanks Rugby
2009 Jim Dunphy Softball
2008 Patrick Parfrey Rugby
2007 Diane Ryan Curling
2006 Pat Parfrey Rugby
2005 Pat Parfrey Rugby
2004 Pat Parfrey Rugby
2003 Doug Partridge Basketball
2002 Clem (Junior) Edwards Soccer
2001 Vince Pickett Soccer
2000 Karen Murphy Volleyball
1999 Karen Murphy Volleyball
1998 Pat Parfrey Rugby
1997 Pat Parfrey Rugby
1996 Ed Arnott Soccer
1995 Doug Partridge Basketball
1994 Pat Callahan Baseball
1993 Derek Locke Wrestling
1992 Albert Dalton Softball
1991 Pat Parfrey Rugby
1990 Fred Jackson Softball
1989 Valarie Parrott Rowing
1988 Brian Murphy Soccer
1988 Gerry Reddy Soccer
1987 Joe Minnett Boxing
1987 Doug Fowler Boxing
1986 Mike Anderson Hockey
1985 Joe Gillies Karate
1984 Yves LeGal Judo
1983 John Drinkwater Swimming
1982 Wayne Redmond Ball Hockey
1982 Mike Power Rowing
Team of the Year
Year Team
2017 Team Gushue (Curling)
2016 Team Gushue (Curling)
2015 Galway Hitmen Softball Team
2014 Memorial University Women’s Soccer Team
2013 St. John’s Girls U18A Soccer Team
2012 3 Cheers Pub
2011 Clarenvillle Caribous
2010 The Rock
2009 Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians (Softball)
2008 The Rock Rugby Team
2007 Team Devereaux (Curling)
2006 Team Gushue (Curling)
2005 Brad Gushue Curling Team
2004 Bas Buckle Curling Team
2003 Team Cunningham Ladies Curling
2002 St. Lawrence Laurentians Soccer Team
2001 Brad Gushue Junior Curling Rink
2000 Memorial University Women’s Volleyball Team
1999 Memorial University Women’s Volleyball Team
1998 NF Under 18 Rugby Team
1997 Newfoundland Under 19 Canada Games Rugby Team
1996 Newfoundland Iron Workers Softball Team
1995 Memorial Seahawks Ladies Basketball Team
1994 Junior Barrons Baseball Team
1993 Newfoundland Junior Boxing Team
1992 Newfoundland Midget All-Star Softball Team
1991 Newfoundland Provincial Senior Rugby Team
1990 Burin Challenge Cup Soccer Team
1989 Holy Cross/Greensleves Soccer Team
1988 Holy Cross Soccer Team
1987 Mark Noseworthy Curling Team
1986 Corner Brook Royals Senior Hockey Team
1985 Corner Brook Royals Senior Hockey Team
1984 Corner Brook Men’s Golf Team
1983 Memorial University Male Swimming Team
1982 India Beers Ball Hockey Team
1981 Smith Stockley St. John’s Regatta Crew
1980 Memorial University Female Volleyball Team
1979 Sue Anne Bartlett Curling Rink
1978 Higher Levels Monarchs Softball Team
1977 Laurentians Soccer Team
1976 Jack McDuff Curling Rink
Executive of the Year
Year Executive Sport
2017 Kevin Higgins Baseball
2016 John Cowan Rugby
2015 Doug Redmond Soccer
2014 Mark Healy Baseball
2013 Jeff Babstock Soccer
2012 Robert Morgan Baseball
2011 Rick Graham Rugby
2010 Pat Parfrey Rugby
2009 Ross Crocker Softball
2008 Bev Power Skating
2007 Patrick Parfrey, O.C. Rugby
2006 Judy Pittman Soccer
2005 Brian Murphy Soccer
2004 Judi Kelloway Soccer
2003 Lisa Rowe Swimming
2002 Glen Normore Basketball
2001 Ted Thorne Baseball
2000 Brian Walsh Soccer
1999 Leonard Slaney Soccer
1998 Aden White Judo
1997 Glen Normore Basketball
1996 Doug Redmond Soccer
1995 Tony Wakeham Basketball
1994 Taylor Colbourne Baseball
1993 Frances Wiseman Hockey
1992 Ray Noel Softball
1991 Robert French Softball
1990 Roland Dawe Badminton & H.S. Athletics
1989 Junior Bragg Hockey
1988 Gary Corbett Softball
1987 Henry Summers Boxing
1986 Glen Normore Basketball
1985 Fred Hawco Bowling
1984 Gordon Bennett Gymnastics
1983 Bill Abbott Softball
1982 Ed Murphy Basketball
1981 Barbara Ryan Figure Skating
1980 Glen Tobin Provincial Games
1979 Kevin Linegar Tennis
1978 John Hall Badminton
1977 Jim Nesbitt Swimming
1976 Al Greene Racquetball
1975 Dee Murphy Softball
1974 Ben Lake Soccer
Volunteer of the Year
Year Volunteer Sport
2017 David Coates Baseball
2016 Shane Dunphy Soccer
2015 Brian Hunt Baseball
2014 Mark Healy Baseball
2013 David Coates Baseball
2012 Lindsey Rayner Gymnastics
Official of the Year

YearOfficialSport

2017 Scott Critch Basketball
2016 Ryan Garland Baseball
2015 Joan Butler Swimming