The Northern Inland Academy of Sport celebrated its 2021 programs and athletes with a virtual awards night on Sunday night.
Hosted by Mike Rabbitt, the night saw the award recipients, including the Athlete of the Year, for the completed programs announced, as well as the Coach of the Year, Communicator of the Year, Chairperson's Award and Sarah Heagney Award.
Michael Crummy from the mountain biking program was named Coach of the Year and Caleb Bettison (Athletics) the Communicator of the Year. Netballer Isabella Bannister received the Chairperson's Award, and netball program head coach Kaitlin Driscoll the Sarah Heagney Award while Rabbitt was awarded life membership.
Harrison Barton was presented with the Athlete of the Year award for the boys basketball, Gabrielle Higgins the girls basketball, Ryan McKinnon the golf, Sam Griffith the boys hockey, Chloe Scicluna the girls hockey and Jock Hollis the mountain biking.
Boys Basketball: Most Dedicated - Sam Morris, Most Improved - Yasutomo Akioka, Coaches Award - Tom Parsons, Athlete of the year - Harrison Barton
Girls Basketball: Most Dedicated - Katie Sheppard, Most Improved - Bridie Douglas, Coaches Award - Miley Clarke, Athlete of the Year - Gabrielle Higgins
Golf: Most Dedicated - Ollie Thomas, Most Improved - Matt Reece, Coaches Award - Rhys Devney, Athlete of the Year - Ryan McKinnon
Boys Hockey: Most Dedicated - Andrew Macinas, Most Improved - Cameron Le Surf, Coaches Award - Jayden Scott, Athlete of the Year - Sam Griffith
Girls Hockey: Most Dedicated - Danika Watson, Most Improved - Emma Dauparas, Coaches Award - Chloe McWilliam, Athlete of the Year - Chloe Scicluna
Mountain Biking: Most Dedicated - Andy Blair, Most Improved - Jock Barwick, Coaches Award - Campbell Walsh, Athlete of the Year- Jock Hollis