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Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards

We honour, celebrate and recognise outstanding people within the Victorian disability sport and recreation community. 

Nominations open Monday, July 11 and close Wednesday, August 31. 

2021 VDSR Awards Highlight Reel

Our awards

The annual Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards recognise the accomplishments of people with disability; those who support them and the inclusive sport and recreation sector across the state. 

It is an opportunity to celebrate the athletes, volunteers, officials, administrators, clubs, venues, and programs that enable and empower people with disability to get active and achieve their goals. 

The awards provide an opportunity to discover notable champions and rising stars and celebrate what is great about accessible and inclusive sport.

In 2022

This year’s awards celebrate activities over a 12-month period from July 2021 to July 2022. 

Nominators and nominees will be able to easily submit their nominations while community participation is being explored for greater involvement in the judging process. 

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards are an initiative of Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR), supported by My Sport Live, The Carbine Club, PwC, and the Victorian Government


To view last year’s winners, click here

To view previous award recipients, click here

Last year's Awards booklet [Accessible Text PDF Version] click here

To download last year’s Plain Microsoft Word version click here

Key dates

Nominations open

Monday, 11 July

Nominations close

Wednesday, 31 August 



Finalists announced


Awards ceremony

Tuesday, 8 November

2021 Mobility Plus Livestream

In partnership with My Sport Live, we were proud to livestream the 2021 DSR Awards through DSR TV – a disability sports channel covering Victorian sporting and informational events.

Award categories

The nominations are officially open on Monday, 11 July for this year’s Awards. Below are the categories you will be able to choose from.


To submit a nomination, click on the award category tile below to be taken to the nomination page.

Sponsors and supporters


Carbine Club



WorkSafe Victoria

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2021 Winners

Winners of the 2021 Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards are:

Everyday Independence Lifetime Achievement Award
•    Kaye Speed OAM - Blind Sport and Recreation Victoria


My Sport Live Sportsperson of the Year
•    Ben Fawcett - wheelchair rugby


Marg Angel Junior Sportsperson of the Year
•    Kirra Wright - athletics


Masters Sportsperson of the Year
•    Jason Lees - wheelchair rugby


Administrator of the Year
•    Tim Marchington - SOLVE Disability Solutions


Carbine Club Coach of the Year
•    Ian Bridge - Para-Badminton

PwC Volunteer of the Year
•    Samir Mahir - Blind Sport and Recreation Victoria


VicHealth Initiative of the Year - Sport
•    Creating a Positive Experience for Athletes with Autism in Gymnastics workshop - Gymnastics Victoria


VicHealth Initiative of the Year - Active Recreation
•    All Abilities Physical Activity Challenge - GippSport


Polytan Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Space Infrastructure

•    SOLVE Disability Solutions – building development

2021 finalists
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