Australian Canoeing recognised in NSWIS annual awards

Canoe Slalom / Canoe Sprint / Featured / General / Oct 26, 2017

The cream of Australia’s canoe sprint and slalom teams have been announced as finalists at the 2017 NSWIS Awards Dinner.

2016 Olympic bronze medallist and 2017 K1 World Champion, Jessica Fox, and 2017 World Champions Riley Fitzsimmons and Murray Stewart have all been recognised for their outstanding international seasons.

Fox had an outstanding canoe slalom World Cup season, culminating in the 2017 K1 World Championship title in Pau, France, last month. She is in the running for the Office of Sport Female Athlete of the Year.

Fitzsimmons and Stewart have been nominated in the Arrowfield Stud Male Athlete of the Year category following their victory in the K4 1000m at the world championships. Joining them in the finalist announcement is sprint head coach Jake Michael and women’s slalom coach, Myriam Fox, in the Southern Design Coach of the Year award.

Para athlete Dylan Littlehales and slalom paddler Noemie Fox have both been nominated for the Mizuno Junior Athlete of the Year prize. The NSWIS Canoe Sprint Program is also a finalist for the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Program of the Year award.

Canoe athletes have also been recognised for their ability to balance their sport with other commitments. Jo Brigden-Jones is up for the ClubsNSW Personal Excellence Award, while Simon McTavish and Noemie Fox are finalists in the University of Sydney Academic Excellence category.

The esteemed annual awards will be presented at a gala celebration at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 16th November, with the best sporting talent from across New South Wales in attendance. The awards recognise and honour the achievements of NSWIS athletes, coaches and sport programs across eight categories.

NSWIS CEO Kevin Thompson said, “The finalists for the 2017 NSWIS Awards demonstrate the depth of talent we have amongst our athletes, coaches and sport programs here at the NSW Institute of Sport. We are all looking forward to celebrating the many highlights from the past 12 months at the awards dinner on 16 November.”

The full list of finalists for the 2017 NSWIS Awards is below:

Name Sport
Arrowfield Stud Male Athlete of the Year
Riley Fitzsimmons Canoe Sprint
Jack Hargreaves Rowing
Josh Hicks Rowing
Matthew Levy Swimming
Spencer Turrin Rowing
Murray Stewart Canoe Sprint
Nick Yallouris Cycling
Office of Sport Female Athlete of the Year
Britteny Cox Winter Sports
Madi de Rozario Athletics
Jessica Fox Canoe Slalom
Ashleigh Gentle Triathlon
Amanda Reid Cycling
Dani Stevens Athletics
Southern Design Coach of the Year
Steve Desovich & Jerry Grossi Winter Sports
Myriam Fox Canoe Slalom
Bradley McGee Cycling
Jake Michael Canoe Sprint
Louise Sauvage Athletics
Chava Sobrino Diving
Sydney Olympic Park Authority Program of the Year
Canoe Sprint
Cycling
Diving
Rowing
Winter Sports
Mizuno Junior Athlete of the Year
Tess Coady Winter Sports
Noemie Fox Canoe Slalom
Adam Lambert Winter Sports
Dylan Littlehales Canoe Sprint
Teigan O’Shannassy Netball
Ian Thorpe OAM Outstanding Achievement presented by Ryde Toyota
Jack Hargreaves, Josh Hicks & Spencer Turrin Rowing
Lachlan Hollis Water polo
Kaarle McCulloch Cycling
Declan Stacey Diving
Murray Stewart Canoe Sprint
Melissa Wu Diving
ClubsNSW Personal Excellence Award
Jo Brigden-Jones Canoe Sprint
Cameron Girdlestone Rowing
Kaarle McCulloch Cycling
Sarah Walsh Athletics
Emily Washer Swimming
Krystle Yin Winter Sports
The University of Sydney Academic Excellence Award
Angus Armstrong Athletics
Hannah Buckling Water Polo
Holly Crawford Winter Sports
Noemie Fox Canoe Slalom
Harriet Hudson Rowing
Simon McTavish Canoe Sprint