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Awards & Scholarships

VICTORIAN TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR - BILL SLADE TROPHY

The Bill Slade Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding Victorian Official of the Year at the Swimming Victoria Awards Evening.  This person should epitomise everything an official should be.

At just 14 years of age Bill Slade was elected as the honorary secretary of the Abbotsford Swimming Club.  At age 17 he joined the Executive of the Victorian Amateur Swimming Association (VASA) and remained on the Executive for 33 years. In 1955 he was awarded Life Membership of Swimming Victoria and in 1976 was elected as President; a position he held until 1989.

Congratulations to Muriel Aberline (Warrnambool Swimming Club), winner of the 2017 Bill Slade Trophy

 Muriel Aberline

 

 

Previous Bill Slade Trophy Winners:

     2016 Heather O'Connor
     2015 Tom Roscoe
     2014 Sue Dyer
     2013 Margaret Arnold
     2012 Joffre Charles
     2011 Bob Oldfield
     2010 Margaret Lang
     2009 Sandy Frame
     2008 Bob Ness

               Heather O'Connor Bill Slade Trophy Winner 2016 Tom Roscoe 2015 Officials of the Year

 

NEW OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

A new Award for 2017  the "Best New Official Award" was presented to Linda Anthonsen (Yarra Plenty & Officials Club).  The Swimming Victoria Award for the Best New Official has been established to recognise and reward a new official who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport in their early years of officiating.  

 



Previous Winners

2016  Marian Beatty

 

 

VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS

2017 VICTORIAN COMMUNITY OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

Swimming Victoria would like to congratulate Muriel Aberline on winning the 2017 Victorian Community Official of the Year award at the Victorian Sport Awards.

Muriel was nominated for this award for her commitment to Officiating in her District and for his efforts in assisting Swimming Victoria in the development Technical Officials throughout Victoria. 

Muriel Aberline has been officiating since 2001 and was qualified as Referee in 2007.  She has officiated at club, district and state level as well being involved in the development of Technical Officials in Warrnambool and her District Barwon South West.   As one of Swimming Victoria’s Qualified Assessors & Presenters Muriel plays a key role in the recruitment, training, assessing and mentoring of new officials.   Muriel has also assisted SV in the running of our Regional Development Day. 

As an official Muriel’s attitude and her demeanour is outstanding.  Always friendly, willing to assist and with great spirit.  

 

 

 

2017 SERVICE TO VICTORIAN COMMUNITY SPORT & RECREATION

Swimming Victoria would like to congratulate Sandy Frame on winning the 2017 Service to  Victorian Community Sport & Recreation Award  at the Victorian Sport Awards.

Sandy first became involved in swimming as a Technical Official in the 1980’s, when his daughter Linley (World champion and Olympian) was 10 years old.   Sandy has spent 35+ years on the pool deck as an active vountary Technical Officials, ranging from Club, District, State & International meets.  His involvement as a Technical Official, committee member and general club volunteer has seen him rise to a leadership level in the sport among not only his peers, but the whol swimming community.  Sandy's leadership as an official haas seen him train and assess a very large number of officials, increasing the pool of volunteers available to help run swimming events in Victoria.

 

 

 

SWIMMING AUSTRALIA TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR - ROGER SMITH AWARD

The Roger Smith Award for Technical Official of the Year is awarded to an individual who has attained a level of excellence in the field of technical officiating and whose performances sets them apart from their peers.

Damian Van de Berg from Cobram SC, contributed enormously during 2016-17 by officiating nationally and internationally at destinations including Fiji, Auckland and Hong Kong. Damian is a Swimming Victoria Director, member of the Swimming Victoria Technical & Officials Development Committee, Chair of the TSC Recruitment and Retention working group and is involved in official mentoring.

 

Roger Smith Award Winners:

 

Name

Year

Damian Van de Berg 2017
Teresa Goddard 2016
John Rohloff 2015
Erin Collis 2014
Donald Alchin (Vic) 2013
Ryan Arblaster 2012
Janice Smith (Vic) 2011
Ryan Arblaster & David Gregory      2010
Jann Fathers 2009
Ian Arblaster 2008
Geoff Hare (Vic) 2007
Dorothy Harris 2006
Karen Mcleod 2005

 

Damian Van de Berg
2017 Winner

Don Alchin 2013 Winner

Janice Smith 2011 Winner

 

NATIONAL OFFICIATING WORKSHOPS

Swimming Australia, with the support of the state swimming associations, hosts an annual development event for emerging officials in conjunction with the State Teams Age Short Course Championships at the AIS, Canberra.

The aim of the workshops will be to further enhance and fast track the skills of developing Technical Officials who are likely to officiate at future state, national and international competitions.

Selected officials have the opportunity to develop elite officiating skills with sessions on topics such as communication, mentoring, pool protocols, giving and receiving feedback, and handling pressure in addition to gaining valuable practical experience on pool deck at the State Team Age Short Course Championships.

Victorian Officials to have attended the event in the past have been identified against a set of criteria including those who have never officiated at a National event before, and those who attend State Championships events and are willing and interested in developing as an official at the State and National level.

 

 

 

2017   VICTORIAN OFFICIALS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Muriel   Aberline Warrnambool Swimming Club
Linda Anthonsen Officials Club
Michelle Gristede Warrnambool Swimming Club
Jacqueline Madden Sale Swimming Club
Louise Mellington Echuca Swimming Club
Donald Alchin Wodonga Swimming Club (Mentor Official)

 

 

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