The winner of the Service to Sport is awarded the May Campbell Medal.
This Award seeks to recognise the contribution made by an individual to sport or their sporting organisation through long and outstanding service.
This year, the Community Sport Selection Panel shortlisted three finalists: Robert Schickert (Athletics), Alida Scott (Gymnastics) and John Sewell (Volleyball).
Schickert has been a stalwart of Athletics in WA and has more than 40 years’ experience as a competitor, administrator and official in local, regional and world competition including winning 11 Gold, 18 Silver and 23 Bronze Australian Masters Athletics Championships medals.
Scott has been a leader within the WA Gymnastics community for almost 60 years after starting in Gymnastics in 1964. Her career has seen her represent her country as an athlete, become an expert across multiple gym sports as a coach, officiate as a valued member of the judging community and influence the next generation of coaches as a leading presenter of education courses.
Volleyball WA’s first ever Life Member Sewell has provided an outstanding 45 years of volunteering service to volleyball after he first started playing in 1962 and serving as President of Volleyball WA from 1975 to 1977. He has also been heavily involved in coaching since 200 and was a founding member of the Northern Stars Volleyball Club, taking on the role of President at the club from 2009 to 2013.
The winner of the May Campbell Medal will be announced at the SportWest Awards on 24 February at Optus Stadium.
Tickets for the Awards are $95 per person and include substantial finger food and drinks.