SA sporting champions recognised at SASI Awards
Cycling champions Annette Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea and Paralympic swimmer Matthew Cowdrey took out the top awards at the 2013 South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) Awards.
Annette Edmondson, who won a silver medal in the Team Pursuit and bronze medals in the Individual Pursuit and Omnium at the 2013 World Track Cycling Championship, was crowned Female Athlete of the Year. Her father Steve Edmonson accepted the award from Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell on her behalf as Annette was undergoing medical procedure.
Glenn O'Shea, who won a gold medal in the Team Pursuit and bronze medal in the Omnium also at the 2013 World Track Cycling Championships, took out Male Athlete of the Year.
Matthew Cowdrey, who won a swag of medals in the pool at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Paralympics, took the title of best Athlete with a Disability after winning a further five World Championship titles during 2013.
The SASI awards recognise outstanding performances based on international results achieved at World Championships and an athlete’s contribution to their sport or program. They awards also acknowledge athletes who show good sportsmanship, fairness and respect.
In 2013, 24 South Australian athletes won 34 World Championship medals across seven sports.
FULL LIST OF SASI AWARDS
SASI Female Athlete of the Year - Annette Edmondson (Cycling)
SASI Male Athlete of the Year - Glenn O'Shea (Cycling)
Amy Gillett-Safe Memorial Award - Isobel Bishop (Water Polo)
Athlete with a Disability Award - Matthew Cowdrey (Swimming)
SASI Spirit Award - Eileen Robertson (Sport Physiology)
Program of the Year - Netball
Coach of the Year - Tim Decker (Cycling Program)
Junior Male Athlete of the Year - Damien Howson (Cycling)
Junior Female Athlete of the Year - Jane Claxton (Hockey)
Athlete Career and Education Award - Renee Chatterton (Rowing)
Program Athlete Awards - Hannah Davis (Canoe Sprint), Annette Edmondson (Cycling), Samantha Mills (Diving), Cameron Joyce (Hockey), Madeleine Proud (Netball), Olympia Aldersey (Rowing), Sally Foster (Swimming), Blake Gaudry (Trampoline), Malachi Murch (Volleyball), Isobel Bishop (Water Polo).
SASI divers post best results in a decade
SASI divers collected three medals in Brisbane at the Open Championships, breaking a long drought between trips to the podium. An open medal was last won by a resident SASI athlete in 2001.
Samantha Mills took the bronze medal in the 1M springboard, largely based on a solid reverse 2 1/2 somersaults - a high difficulty dive. Mills followed up with a gold medal in the synchronised event, teaming with Esther Qin of NSWIS. "It was Sammy's first ever synchro event, and she's teamed with the women's national champion, so the future in synchronised diving looks promising," said SASI coach Mike Martens.
Jocelyn Burnett took the bronze medal in the platform event. "The performance was was good enough to get on the podium and that is a great confidence boost for Jocey. She has some dd to add to her list. When that is solid, she will be a real player in Australia.
Both divers were named to the Glasgow Squad. Matthew Barnard who did not compete due to injury, was named to the Development Squad.
SASI Diving Program
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SASI Scholarships / Awards
Applications for 2013 SASI Individual Scholarships and Awards are currently closed. Please revisit our website in August when we will reopen the application process for the 2014 intake for support through the SASI High Performance Scholarship, Paralympic Scholarship, Talented Athlete Award and Country Athlete Award Programs.
Detailed information on each of the scholarships/awards can be found on our Scholarships for Athletes page.
The search is on for Olympic Rowers
Do you have a background in endurance sports such as swimming, triathlon, surf lifesaving?
Would you like to represent Australia at the Olympic games?
SASI Talent Search in conjunction with the National Rowing Centre of Excellence are looking for young people with the right physical and physiological characteristics to become elite rowers. Within 3 years of being identified for Rowing through the SASI Talent Search Program, former swimmer Renee Chatterton has recently been selected for the Olympic games in London. Click here to read more.
Could this be you?
We are currently looking for young people aged between 15-25 years who are:
Tall (males over 190, females over 180cm)
Have strong levers
Have long arms and legs
Have a background in endurance sports
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