Published: Jul 21, 2012 11:55:21 AM Updated: Aug 27, 2012 09:22:20 AM
Olympian Matson Lawson has capped off a breakthrough season by winning the President’s Trophy at Swimming Victoria’s night of nights at Lifeguards@200 in Port Melbourne earlier this month.
Penny Lawson accepted the award on Matson's behalf and was very proud of his achievement. She gave an insight into his career and provided an update on his Olympic preparations.
The Bill Slade Trophy, awarded to Victoria’s most outstanding Official of Year, was taken out by Joffre Charles who epitomised everything that an Official should be throughout the year.
“Being presented with the Bill Slade Trophy is one of my greatest honours; it is something that I am very proud of,” said Charles.
Young Tigersharks Coach Natalie Dobrunz took out the Youth Member of the Year award, while Traralgon’s Jane Mitchell was recognised with the Administrator of the Year award for her commitment to her Club and District.
In other awards young Wyndam swimmer, Ryland Brian, took out the Henry (Hicks) B Ive Trophy for an 11 & under male swimmer across all strokes.
"Attending the Annual Awards Eveing was an amazing experience. I feel honoured to have won the Henry (Hicks) B Ive Trophy this season. Thank you to my parents, coaches, Club and Swimming Victoria,” said Brian.
Melbourne Vicentre won both the male and female Victorian Premierships capping off a remarkable year for the club.
Swimming Victoria again incorporated its Awards Evening with the asctaVIC awards which added to the evening’s program. Melbourne Vicentre’s Ian Pope took out the Victorian Coach of the Year and Traralgon’s Brian Ford claimed another Victorian Country Coach of the Year award.
Over 100 guests attended on the night, sharing laughs and stories from the previous year whilst enjoying the company of fellow swimmers.
2012 Swimming Victoria Award Recipients
John Marshall Trophy – Matt Targett (Melbourne Vicentre) & Sam Sheppard (Surrey Park)
Allan Blue Memorial Trophy – Jeremy Meyer (Traralgon)
HA Bennett Trophy – Sophie Edington (Melbourne Vicentre)
Herald Sun News Pictorial Trophy (Male) – Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre)
Herald Sun News Pictorial Trophy (Female) – Kotuku Ngawati (Melbourne Vicentre)
Marilyn Wilson Trophy – Kotuku Ngawati (Melbourne Vicentre)
City of Melbourne Medallion (Male) – Alexander Graham (St Kevins)
City of Melbourne Medallion (Female) – Hannah Smith (TigerSharks, currently swimming with Waterlions)
Henry (Hicks) B Ive Trophy (11/U age group) – Ryland Brian (Wyndam)
Henry (Hicks) B Ive Trophy (12, 12/13 & 13 years age group) – Joel Couturier (Melbourne Vicentre)
Judy Joy Davies Trophy – Samantha Wilkins (Waterlions)
Herald Trophy – Eliza Ham (Wangaratta, currently swimming with Nunawading)
Doris Quinton Trophy – Alexandra Good (Surrey Park)
VWASA Trophy – Belinda Parslow (Nunawading)
Victorian Premierships – Melbourne Vicentre
Fred Blunt Trophy (Combined) – Melbourne Vicentre
VASA Relay Trophy – Melbourne Vicentre
Bill Slade Trophy - Joffre Charles
Administrator of the Year - Jane Mitchell (Traralgon)
Youth Member of the Year - Natalie Dobrunz (TigerSharks)
Presidents’ Trophy - Matson Lawson (TigerSharks)
2012 asctaVic Award Recipients
Victorian Coach of the Year - Ian Pope (Melbourne Vicentre) & Rohan Taylor (Nunawading)
Victorian Open Coach of the Year - Amanda Isaac (Nunawading)
Victorian Age Group Coach of the Year - Craig Jackson (Melbourne Vicentre)
Victorian Age Group Coaching Achievement at Australian Age Championships Award - Anita Killmier (Melbourne H20)
Victorian Age Group Special Coaching Achievement at Australian Age Championships Award - Jenny Weldon (Wodonga)
Victorian Country Coach of the Year - Brian Ford (Traralgon)
Victorian Open Water Coach of the Year - Michael Sage (Surrey Park)
Victorian Open Water Club Coach of the Year - Michael Sage (Surrey Park)
Victorian Coach of the Year of Swimmers with Disability - John Counsel (Bayside)
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