Most Oustanding Police Sporting Achievement Award

The Victoria Police Amateur Sports and Welfare Society (VPASWS) initiated this award which will be given annually to acknowledge the most outstanding sporting achievement by an individual or team of a Victoria Police Association or Club. This Award was previously known as the Most Oustanding Individual Sporting or Welfare Achievement before being changed slightly in 2019. This Award is proudly sponsored by BankVic.

Nominations are now open for 2022 and need to be submitted to the Sports Administrator by 18th July 2022. The nomination form can be found at the bottom of this page to download.

Winners of this Award are:


Victoria Police Cricket Club for winning a record 8th National Championship at the Australian & New Zealand Police Cricket Championships in Sydney in December 2018.


Senior Constable Mark ARCHIBALD from the Victorian Police Rugby Club for his coaching, organisation and development of a women’s rubgy team to compete in the World Police & Fire Games.


Det. Senior Constable Adam MOORE, a member of the Victoria Police Amateur Basketball Association participated in the Australasian Police Basketball Tournament last October and led his team to the finals. Adam won the Most Valuable Player Award; lead the tournament in scoring and was honoured with a place on the ‘All-Star’ team


The Blue Green Crew Project has been operating for approximately 18 months and has provided 200 Defence, Police and Emergency Service members a chance to relax from the stresses and strains of a serious work life. 


Tim SPITERI for his world record breaking ocean row from Australia to Africa becoming the first Australian to row two oceans - the Atlantic in 2013, and the Indian in 2014 to raise monies for MS Australia.


Suzan ANDREWS for consistency and excellent fitness to win six (6) gold medals and one (1) bronze medal in three different disciplines of Indoor Rowing, Stair Climb and Swimming at the 2013 World Police & Fire Games.


Manase HOLANI for his selection in the Australian team for the Australian Police Rugby Union 2013 Hong Kong Tour; his NSW 'Player of the Tournament' award and his Blue Ribbon 'Player of the March' award in Victoria.


David EADIE for his unbelieveable run of 220 kilometres across Death Valley, California, USA representing Reclink Australia.


Cherie ARNELL for her sustained performance over the past decade and excellent achievements at the 2010 Australasian Police Basketball Championships making the Australian 'All Star' tem for the ninth time.


Renee HULLS for her outstanding skill and ability to represent Australia at the 2010 Indoor Netball Tri Nations Cup held in South Africa.


Warren ESTCOURT for his outstanding achievements as player and coach in the Australasian Police Basketball Championships over the past ten years.


Kelly WALKER for her outstanding achievements in winning every single woman's award available at the recent Australasian Police Basketball Championships.


Tim BENNETT for his outstanding achievement in winning three (3) gold medals in men's Open cycling events at the Adelaide 2007 World Police & Fire Games.


Sue BUSSELL for great success at the Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games swimming event and the State Master's and Aussie Master's National swimming events.


Gordon GOURLAY (retired Chief Inspector) for his great success in the Victoria Masters Track and Field Championship, Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games, and the Australia and New Zealand Police and Emergency Games where he established a new Australian record in his age group for the high jump.


Simon GLOSTER for his outstanding efforts in local, national and international Police Clay Target shooting competitions.


Bob BAYLEY (retired Insp) for his inspirational achievements in the swimming events at the 2003 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games and World Masters Games in Melbourne.


John HOLLIS for his most valued performance for Victoria at the Australian Police Rugby League Championship.


Valma WALSH for her outstanding achievements at the 2001 World Police & Fire Games.


Michelle DENCH for her remarkable achievements in winning all female awards in the Australasian Police Basketball Championship in the Grand Final.


Andrew HUNTINGTON for his outstanding bowling and batting performance in V.C.A District Cricket, and in particular in the Grand Final.


Russell Fletcher for his continued excellence in swimming at police games level and also at state, national and international level.


Mark NICHOLS for his continued excellence in swimming at Police Games level and also at state, national and international level.


Jenny PARLEVLIET for her dedication and commitment to Equestrian Events culminating in her competing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in the Showjumping Events.


Russell FLETCHER for his contribution to swimming at the Police level and also at a state, national and international level.

 Most Outstanding Police Sporting Achievement Nomination Form