Clubs win deserved awards

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Centennial Staduim’s David Flick, Jo Taylor and Barry Panizza
Camera IconCentennial Staduim’s David Flick, Jo Taylor and Barry Panizza Credit: WA Club Awards

Albany clubs were among many to win awards last weekend at the 12th annual Clubs WA Industry Awards for Excellence gala.

More than 450 guests joined the 26 winners and 110 finalists at WA’s annual club industry gala dinner, which recognises community sport, social and cultural clubs and their volunteers, employees, members and suppliers.

Princess Royal Sailing Club was the winner of the Clubs in the Community special projects award for its Fishability project.

Princess Royal Sailing Club’s Ian Howard
Camera IconPrincess Royal Sailing Club’s Ian Howard Credit: WA Club Awards

The club brought Fishability to the community in 2017 with the aim of enabling people with all abilities to participate in and enjoy recreational and community activities to the best of their abilities, be it fishing, sailing or other boating activities.

The Albany Club was a finalist in the club refurbishment award and the Clubs in the Community awards and the winner of the waste reduction award, held in partnership with the Waste Authority.

The Centennial Stadium was a finalist in the club refurbishment award and won the people’s choice Facebook comp.

Centennial Stadium.
Camera IconCentennial Stadium. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The Albany Roller Derby League club was a finalist in the Clubs in the Community special projects award for its Skate Like A Girl program and won the amateur sports award.

Clubs WA chief executive Karen Giles said the Clubs WA Industry Awards program brought licensed and community clubs together to celebrate the industry’s achievements and recognise the central role clubs played at the heart of WA society.

“In the 12 years since the first gala event, we have seen the industry grow and evolve and it was wonderful to see everyone come together to celebrate the collective achievements of this vibrant industry,” she said. “We truly have a wonderful and unique club industry in this State.”

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