The Australian Parliament Sports Club is constantly striving to promote sports throughout the wider community. As part of this endeavour the Club presents two awards at the Sports Festival Dinner to recognise the contributions of certain community organisations in the promotion of sport.
Sport For All Award
The benefits of sport extend well beyond the promotion of an active lifestyle. Sport has the power to instil strong positive values in those who participate, values like teamwork, determination, sacrifice, humility and leadership.
We believe that as many people as possible in our society should have the chance to experience the benefits that participation in sport can bring. We’re committed to widening participation in - and increasing access to - sport across society, through the sharing of knowledge and experience.
The Australian Parliament Sports Club Sport for All Award recognises those organisations that espouse and implement the philosophy of sport for all. It is awarded to organisations that demonstrate outstanding leadership in this field through their sporting programmes and who demonstrate reach into those areas of society that are the hardest to cater for.
Sustainable Sport Award
Sport today is often seen first as an entertainment business and its health measured by ground attendance, medals tables and broadcast rights dollars. And while we appreciate the importance of growing successful sporting businesses, we also believe that sport can - and indeed should - play a broader role in society.
Sustainable sport is not just about a legacy of healthy bodies, positive values, successful teams and improved facilities. Sport can also be an amazing vehicle for promoting social cohesion and for building, nurturing and sustaining vibrant local communities and a healthy and informed society.
The Sustainable Sport Award is given to organisations that use sport as a vehicle to promote social cohesion in local communities and enable the benefits and value of sport to be an integral part of all areas of our society.