QLD Awards

2024 QLD Awards

Join us as we celebrate our Awards recipients and recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions our clubs, volunteers, coaches, technical officials, athletes and members make to triathlon and multisport.

2024 QLD Awards will be held on Sunday 7 July 2024 at the Garden Marquee, Victoria Park.

Nominations open 8 April and close 20 May 2024.

Awards Categories

The following awards are presented annually at the QLD Awards function.

Professional Athlete of the Year

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of professional performance in Domestic WT Draft Legal and/or Professional Long Course Non-Drafting events. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person of each gender or just one person for an “overall” award.

Paratriathlon/Multiclass Athlete of the Year

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of professional performance in the Paratriathlon or multiclass categories. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person of each gender or just one person for an “overall” award. In smaller states this could also be combined with the professional athlete of the year award.

Youth/Junior Athlete of the Year

Male / Female

This Award recognises the athlete who attains the highest level of performance in Domestic Draft Legal Youth/Junior events. The winner of this Award must be a member. Public nominations are not required for these awards. Dependent on number of candidates this award can be given to a person in each age category (youth and junior) or just one person for an “overall youth/junior” award.

Club Initiative of the Year

This award recognises an affiliated club/squad who has made a significant contribution to triathlon during the season through the development of a program, event or activity that has increased ‘participants on the starting line’. Nominations are accepted from members. Clubs/squads may self-nominate for this Award.

The Athlete’s Athlete

This Award recognises the athlete who personifies the triathlon spirit, demonstrates good sportspersonship and consistently participates in events while inspiring others. The winner of this Award must be a member and a member of an affiliated Club/Squad. Nominations are accepted from Triathlon members for these awards.

Most Inspiring Performance

This award will highlight the most inspiring overall or one-off performance from an athlete over the previous racing season and is inclusive of all events, membership types and racing categories. The winner of this Award must be a member. Nominations are accepted from Triathlon members for this award.

Elite Coach of the Year

This Award recognises the Elite Coach whose athletes have the best performances at elite/professional level. Elite athletes include WT Junior & U23 athletes. The winner of this Award must be an accredited AusTriathlon Coach. Only performances of Australian athlete will be considered. Nominations are accepted from members. Coaches may self-nominate for this Award.

Junior Coach of the Year

This Award recognises a Coach who makes a significant contribution to the development of juniors in a healthy, fun, safe and competitive environment. The winner of this Award must be an accredited AusTriathlon Coach at an affiliated club/squad, who actively coaches across the three triathlon disciplines – swim, cycle and run. Nominations are accepted from members. Coaches may self-nominate for this Award. 

Coach of the Year

This Award recognises a Coach who creates a positive culture and training environment, where athletes are given the opportunity to develop skills and strive to achieve personal bests. The winner of this Award must be an accredited AusTriathlon Coach at an affiliated club/squad, who actively coaches across the three triathlon disciplines – swim, cycle and run. Nominations are accepted from members. Coaches may self-nominate for this Award.

Volunteer of the Year

This Award recognises a member who through their voluntary actions has made a significant and positive contribution to the sport of triathlon at any level. This person must not receive any tangible reward for their services. Nominations are accepted from members.

Technical Official of the Year

This Award recognises a Technical Official, who in the field of play, is seen by athletes, race directors and their peers as someone who has made a significant contribution to enhance the equality, fairness and safety of triathlon. This person demonstrates, through patience and communication, the skills of officiating appropriately to the level of event and participant. The winner of this Award must have officiated at a minimum of five events and be a member. Nominations are accepted from members.

State Championship Series Champion

This title is awarded to the male or female who accrues the most points in the Series.

State Championship Series Male/Female U/16 Champion

This title is awarded to the male & female athletes aged under 16 who accrue the highest points the Series.

State Championship Series Age Group Champion

This title is awarded to the male & female who accrue the highest points in each Age Group Category.

Hall of Fame and President's Special Recognition Award

Board Nominated and Awarded when relevant for the state.

Life Membership

As nominated and awarded at AGM.

Awards Criteria

Learn more about the State Awards in the QLD Awards Criteria.

  • To be eligible to receive an Award, the recipient must be an active AusTriathlon member for the 2023-24 season. Coaches must hold a valid AusTriathlon coach accreditation with scope relevant to the award.
  • Nominations can only be submitted via the online form.
  • Only complete nominations submitted prior to the closing date will be accepted.
  • Award recipients will be determined by the Awards Committee and their decision is final.
  • Winners will be announced online and presented at the annual Awards function.
  • We respect your privacy and all the information provided by the applicant will remain confidential.