GCAS Sport Awards Night 2016

January 16, 2017


The Gold Coast Academy of Sport Awards night was held Thursday 27 October at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The Hon. Mick Veivers AM welcomed family, friends, sponsors and athletes to the seventh GCAS Annual Awards Night.


The night gave the Academy the opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of the top achievers in programs conducted throughout the year. Just as importantly, the Academy also recognised the incredible dedication of our elite coaching staff, volunteers and crucially the commitment of the athletes’ family and friends. All of these people contribute to make the sporting journey possible.

Since inception in 2009, the Academy is very proud to have provided ‘golden opportunities through sport’. In 2016 we have held or are currently holding programs for more than 280 athletes in the following sports – AWD Basketball, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Basketball, Future Stars within Upper Coomera State College and another outside of school and now Hockey, which has just commenced.

Mick recognised the support of his board, of which he welcomed two new members – David Eckersley and Nick Scott. He also took the opportunity to thank the Academy partners and sponsors – City of Gold Coast, Business GC, Griffith University, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, Channel 9 NBN Television, Sea and Gold FM, and major sponsors of programs – Magic Millions, BLK, Hart Sport and Cambio Group Accountants.

The night recognised over 160 athletes who received graduation certificates from their various sporting programs.  Each sporting programs recognised individual awards of “Athlete of the Year” and “Encouragement Award”.  Three “Mayoral Awards” were also presented along with a “Chairman’s award” and “Male” and “Female” Athlete of the Year.    Award winners are listed below.

The GCAS would like to congratulate all athletes on their involvement in the programs and encourage them to stay involved in sport.

Future Stars Regan Hackett Athlete of the Year
Daniel Briese Encouragement Award
Rugby League Oliver Singh Athlete of the Year
Zac Smith Encouragement Award
Rugby Union Jat White Athlete of the Year
Jay Meyer Encouragement Award
Cricket U12 Bailey Sewell Athlete of the Year
Jack Dwyer Encouragement Award
Cricket U13 Liam Flanagan Athlete of the Year
Lachlan Young Encouragement Award
Cricket U14 Mitch Boyd Athlete of the Year
Daniel Acret Encouragement Award
Cricket U15 Kade Van Geyzel Athlete of the Year
Bailey Hyland Encouragement Award
Basketball Preston Le Gassick Athlete of the Year
Diezel Price Encouragement Award
AWD Basketball Andrew Dunlop Athlete of the Year
Jet Townend Encouragement Award
Football Chance Kisindja Athlete of the Year
Paulette Ibrahim Encouragement Award
Future stars UCSC YR 7 Kyra Livermore Athlete of the Year
Laith Khan Encouragement Award
YR 8/9 Isis Marr Athlete of the Year
Thomas Vayro Encouragement Award
Senior Kayley Le Roux Athlete of the Year
Talena Irvine Encouragement Award

Major Awards

Mayoral Award Zac Micallef
Mayoral Award Josh Dey
Chairman’s Award Gabriella Oxley
Male Athlete of the Year Regan Hackett
Female Athlete of the Year Amy Coulston