PORT HUNTER ZONE TROPHY / ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
This trophy is presented to the Boy and Girl Athlete of the Year.
Athletes are eligible to win this award if they have participated in two Zone events held during the season i.e. at least one Zone Multi event and the Zone Championships Carnival.
At the end of the season all the athletes eligible for the award are given points based on attendance, participation, enthusiasm, behaviour and performance.Eight points are awarded for 1st place in an event down to two points for 7th place and one point for participation after 7th place. Bettering a personal best, athletes are awarded 10 points, for equaling a personal best, 5 point. Athletes can gain 5 points Attending a Zone Multi Event and 5 points for attending the Zone Championships.
The boy and girl athlete with the highest number of points is awarded the Port Hunter Zone Trophy.
CLUB PERSONS OF THE YEAR
The Shaw Shield is awarded to the Junior Club person boy and girl (tiny-tot to Under 9) and the Matthews Medallion is awarded to the Senior Club person of the year (Under 10 and above).
These awards are aimed at the athlete that represents the club to the highest levels of cooperation, sportsmanship and behaviour. This is not purely competition results but also personal traits.The point score is based on effort, behaviour, improvement, co operation and personal manners.Each week age managers will award points to athletes in their age group on a 3, 2 ,1 basis.
A certificate is awarded to athletes in recognition of the athlete breaking an existing club record in an event.
These certificates record details of the new record and are presented each month to successful athletes.
Note: Centre records are not recognised for the first two point scoring nights of the season. The first night is not a point scoring night; hence there is a total of three nights before any records are taken each season. A committee member needs to be present to witness the measuring of a field record. Track records are automatically accepted if double timed.
PARTICIPATION IN REPRESENTATIVE EVENTS
Athletes can also be involved in more serious competition if they wish by nominating to represent the centre at Zone level.If successful at Zone, athletes may qualify to represent our centre at Regional level and if successful they will qualify for the State titles which are held at the Sydney International Athletic Centre in March.
A printed T-shirt is presented to athletes who represent our centre at Regional level and a club jacket suitably decorated, is presented to athletes who represent our centre at State level on their first representation. Each subsequent representation earns a badge to be sewn on the jacket. After three years a new jacket is awarded.