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After a successful inaugural year, the Bunbury Geographe Sports Awards are back! 

Nominations are now open for the 2024 awards, which recognise athletes, officials, volunteers and sporting events from across the Bunbury Geographe region. 

The renowned Myles Junior Sports Star and AJ (Tood) Buswell South Western Times Sports Star of the year awards are also included and will be presented at a ceremony in May. 

Hosted by Bunbury Mayor Jaysen Miguel and the City, the awards recognise Bunbury Geographe’s finest and most talented contributors to sport in the region with awards across several categories. 

The City’s categories include: 

  • Myles Juniors Sports Star of the Year  
  • Para-Athlete of the Year 
  • Team of the Year 
  • Official of the Year 
  • Coach of the Year 
  • Service to Sport – Volunteering 
  • Event/Program of the Year 

Nominations for all awards are now open until 10am on Monday 8 April 2024 with Bunbury Geographe based sport and recreation organisations, clubs or associations, schools and State and National sporting associations eligible to lodge a submission. (Please note, the AJ (Tood) Buswell South Western Times Sports Star of the Year Award is coordinated by South Western Times.) 

Criteria and nomination forms are available below.

The Bunbury Geographe Sports Awards are supported by the City and shires of Dardanup, Capel and Harvey. 

More information on the awards ceremony will be provided closer to the date. 

2023 award winners

Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year: Connor Wright (mountain biking)

AJ (Tood) Buswell Sports Star of the Year: Jack Robinson (surfing)

Coach of the Year: Tennille Panuccio, (basketball and netball coach)

Para-Athlete of the Year: Brad Barclay (volleyball)

Official of the Year: Julia Blandford (Bunbury Swimming Club)

Team of the Year: Bunbury Districts Cricket Association Men’s Representative Team

Sporting Event of the Year: 2022 SLSWA Country Club Carnival (Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club)

Volunteer Service to Sport: Jason Reid (cricket, senior and junior AFL and basketball)