Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards
The Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards recognise persons and groups who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service to the local community for a number of years.
The categories include:
- Citizen of the Year
- Youth Citizen of the Year
- Community Group of the Year
The 2019 Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards took place at 2019 Australia Day Breakfast and Citizenship Ceremony on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at the John Creaney Reserve, corner of Parry and Benningfield Road, Bull Creek. A gold coin donation breakfast was provided by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.
2019 City of Melville Community Citizen of the Year Award winners were;
Community Citizen of the Year Winner
Denis is a dedicated, long term volunteer at the Murdoch University Football Club. He is recognized as a coach who teaches not only excellent technical skills, but also instils the love for physical activity and good sportsmanship in our young players. His dedication ensures that new coaches learn their role, plus that all our 1,500 local players have uniforms and that our 100 teams have all equipment they need.
Young Community Citizen of the Year Award Winner
Ryan has been an active, committed and passionate advocate for volunteering in the community. He has served in the Kimberly region of Western Australia working closely with indigenous students and staff at the Muludja Remote Community School as a part of the Teach Learn Grow program. He has also volunteered with Melville Rotary Club, the Anglicare Ambassadors Program and Anglicare Sleep Out.
The winners of the awards received $400 to donate to their community group or chosen charity while the nominators each receive a $100 for the same purpose.
Congratulations to all the award recipients! Nominations for 2020 will open shortly.