Following its inauguration at the 2021 SportWest Awards, The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Sports Administrator of the Year is back.
DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year Award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of sports administrators from across the WA sport industry.
The finalists for the award, as determined by the Community Sport Selection Panel, are: Troy Kirkham (Australian Rules Football), Brett Patten (Tennis) and Robyn Kuhl (Volleyball)
Troy Kirkham, Executive Manager Game Development & Community at the West Australian Football Commission, has been an outstanding administrator within the sports industry for several years now, often leading the way in innovation and sport development. He continually provides support to other sports to ensure that as an industry we can continue to create opportunities for all participants to engage and be retained in sport and physical activity for the long term.
Brett Patten, CEO of Tennis West, is a well-respected voice within Australian Tennis and West Australian sporting community. In the past 12 months, Brett and the Tennis West Staff have achieved some outstanding results for the WA Tennis community; increasing the tennis school’s program by 11%, upskilling 110 coaches and growing the Tennis Australia coach membership in WA by 19%, including a 14% increase in female coaches.
Robyn Kuhl has been the CEO at Volleyball WA since 2013 and during this time she has been instrumental in the growth of Volleyball in Western Australia. Robyn’s commitment to sport extends beyond volleyball. She is a founding member of the Women of Sport Network, which advocates and supports professional development in the sports industry, and continues as an Advisory Board member.
The winner of the DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year Award will be announced at the SportWest Awards on 23 February at Optus Stadium. Tickets for the Awards are $99 (booking fee not included in ticket price) per person and include substantial finger food and drinks. Purchase your tickets HERE