2018 Sports Awards Evening
The Moonee Valley Racecourse was once again the venue for the 2018 Victoria Police Sports Awards. The "Celebrity Room" was filled with over 250 guests as we came to celebrate another 12 months of fantastic achievements within the VPAS&WS. Rodney Hogg (former Australian Test Cricketer) entertained the crowd throughout the night as MC whilst it was a pleasure to welcome our special guest speakers for the night, Ms Tammy Van Wisse (Marathon Swimmer) and Ms Corene Strauss (CEO) and Mr Andrew Negrelli (Athlete) from Special Olympics Australia.
Special guests in attendance for the night also were the Hon. Ms Lisa Neville, Minister for Police; Mr Ed O'Donohue, Shadow Minister for Police; Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Hill on behalf of the Chief Commissioner, Former VPAS&WS President and Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp; Respresentatives from our Sponsors BankVic, The Police Association, CityLink; VPAS&WS Executive & Life Members, VPGF Life Members; and members of the Victoria Police Sporting Hall of Fame.
The winners of the awards for 2017/18 were:
Victoria Police Amatuer Athlete Scholarship - Leading Senior Constable Lee Bova
Victoria Police Sports Administrator of the Year - Sergeant Steven Oates
Most Outstanding Individual Police Sporting or Welfare Achievement - Senior Constable Mark Archibald
Victoria Police Most Improved Team of the Year - Victoria Police Cycling Club "Legacy Ride" Team
Most Outstanding Police Recreation, Social or Other Achievement - Victoria Police Hockey Club
Most Outstanding Police Club of the Year - Police Overseas Service Association (POSA) Victoria
The last award to be presented on the night was to annouce the lastest Inductee into the Victoria Police Sporting Hall of Fame. The Hon. Lisa Neville presented the award to Sergeant Glenn Grandy for his outstanding career in Ice Hockey.
Once again the night was a great succes and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the society and all it's clubs who contribute greatly to the lives of so many in and out of Victoria Police. A highlight always on the night is a small video celebrating the people involved in our society.