The award winners for 2019

As the year ends, many sporting organisations make awards to those who have made significant contributions or achieved at the highest levels in their sport. Listed below are Australian Paralympic athletes, coaches and administrators who have been formally recognised in 2019 for their achievements. For more information, click on their name for the link to their Wikipedia article (where available). Several national sports organisations and states will announce their awards in early 2020 and these will be added at that time.

Dylan Alcott (Tennis)

  • Victorian Institute of Sport Elite Athlete with a Disability Award
  • Tennis Australia Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability

Lynne Anderson (CEO Paralympics Australia)

  • Australian Institute of Sport Awards – Award for Leadership:

Jesse Aungles (Swimming)

  • Swimming Australia Hancock Prospecting Swimmers‚Äô Swimmer Award.

Ricky Betar (Swimming)

  • Kurt Fearnley Scholarship

Kingsley Bugarin (Swimming)

  • Legend of the Western Australian Swimming Association Hall of Fame

Shaun Caven (Paracanoe)

  • Paddle Australia Coach of the Year

Harley Connolly (Swimming)

  • Swimming Australia Paralympic Coach of the Year

Carol Cooke (Cycling)

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cycling Australia Para Female Road Cyclist of the Year

Matthew Cowdrey (Swimming)

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬† Inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Madison de Rozario (Athletics)

  • Athletics Australia Female Para Athlete of the Year

Renae Domaschenz (Rowing)

  • Rowing Australia Para-Coach of the Year

Alistair Donohoe (Cycling)

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cycling Australia Para Male Track Cyclist of the Year

Mitchell Gourley (Alpine skiing)

  • Victorian Institute of Sport William Angliss Performance Lifestyle Award

Paige Greco (Cycling)

  • ¬†¬†¬† ¬†Cycling Australia Para Female Track Cyclist of the Year

Darren Hicks (Cycling)

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬† Cycling Australia Para Male Road Cyclist of the Year

Libby Kosmala (Shooting)

  • Inducted into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame

Andrea King (Paracanoe)

  • Paddle Australia Services to Paddling

Curtis McGrath (Paracanoe)

  • Paddle Australia Paracanoeist of the Year
  • Australian Institute of Sport Awards – Male Para-athlete of the Year

Shaun Norris (Wheelchair basketball)

Chelseann Osborne (Sailing)

  • Queensland Sport Athlete with a Disability

Lauren Parker (Triathlon)

  • Australian Women’s Health Sport Awards Comeback of the Year
  • New South Wales Institute of Sport Ian Thorpe OAM Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Sport NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability

Lakeisha Patterson (Swimming)

  • Swimming Australia Paralympic Program Swimmer of the Year (joint winner with Tiffany Thomas-Kane)

Melissa Perrrine (Alpine skiing)

  • Australian Ski and Snowboard Awards – Athlete of the Year (Paralympic disciplines).
  • Australian Institute of Sport Awards – Female Para-athlete of the Year

Ben Popham (Swimming)

  • Curtin University Sportsman of the Year

Michael Roeger (Athletics)

Kathryn Ross (Rowing)

  • Rowing Australia Para-Athlete of the Year
  • CBR (Canberra ) Sports Awards – Para Athlete of the Year

Diane Saunders (Swimming)

  • Western Australian Swimming Hall of Fame

Louise Sauvage (Athletics)

  • Elevated to Legend status in Sport Australia Hall of Fame ‚Äď first Australian Paralympian elevated to Legend status

Robyn Smith (Assistant Chef de Mission 2000/CEO Sport Inclusion Australia)

  • Australian Institute of Sport Awards ‚Äď Service Award

Chris Symonds (Sailing)

  • Australian Sailing Sailor of the Year with a Disability

Tiffany Thomas Kane (Swimming)

  • Swimming Australia Paralympic Program Swimmer of the Year (joint winner with Lakeisha Patterson)

Ben Tudhope (Snowboarding)

  • Sport NSW Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability

Anton Zappelli (Shooting)

  • Shooting Australia Ashley Adams Athlete of the Year
  • Shooting Australia Para-shooter of the Year