After a record breaking international season for Australia’s Snowsports, 11 NSWIS athletes have been nominated for Snowsport Athlete of the Year Awards.
Finalists are drawn from the list of nominees in which a winner is announced at the Awards on Thursday 27th April.
Some highlights from an exceptionally strong NSWIS contingent include spectacular mogul success from Britt Cox and Matt Graham. Snowboard cross athletes Belle Brockhoff and Alex Pullin are also recognised following impressive performances.
Tess Coady has had a stellar year, winning double junior World Championship gold in the Czech Republic earlier this month, and has deservedly been nominated for both the Snowsport Athlete of the Year and the Junior Snowsport Athlete of the Year.
Young NSWIS snowboard cross rider Adam Lambert, 19, has also been nominated in the Junior category following a stunning debut season which culminated in securing the men’s overall Europa Cup title.
Peter Topalovic, NSWIS Winter Sport Coordinator, said “It’s wonderful to see so many of our NSWIS athletes nominated this year.”
“There have been some outstanding performances, and it’s great to see that recognised in the nominations for these Awards.
“Our Winter Sports program is going from strength to strength and we’re looking forward to showing just how strong it has become next year in PyeongChang.”
Nominees for Snowsport Athlete of the Year are:
- Sami Kennedy-Sim – Ski Cross
- Britt Cox – Mogul Skiing
- Matt Graham – Mogul Skiing
- Russ Henshaw – Slopestyle
- Alex Pullin – Snowboard Cross
- Belle Brockhoff – Snowboard Cross
- Tess Coady – Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air
Nominees for Junior Snowsport Athlete of the Year are:
- Jakara Anthony – Mogul Skiing
- Adam Lambert – Snowboard Cross
- Tess Coady – Snowboard and Big Air
Nominees for Para-Snowsport Athlete of the Year are:
- Mitch Gourley – Para Alpine Skiing
- Joany Badenhorst – Para Snowboard
The Snowsports Athlete of the Year award has previously been won by the likes of Alisa Camplin, Jacqui Cooper, Torah Bright, Zali Steggall and Dale Begg-Smith.
The awards also recognize the rising stars, coaches and schools with significant contributions to the sport this season.