22nd Annual CDF Diocesan Sports Awards 2018

Sport News | 22nd Annual CDF Diocesan Sports Awards 2018

Posted 27 November 2018 by Catholic Education in Sport News

On Friday 23 November, the Diocesan Sports Council staged the 22nd Annual CDF Sports Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of students from primary and secondary schools across the Diocese.

"A great year for healthy competition, teamwork, sportsmanship. 
A year of tremendous achievements and fond memories."
CDF Sports Awards, 1997-2018

The evening proudly sponsored by the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) attracted over 500 guests to St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong.

It was a fitting culmination to a busy sporting year and a positive advertisement for the pathways and structures now available to our students and teachers.

Bishop Brian Mascord attended the evening, along with Peter Turner, Director of Schools; Tony Sanderson, General Manager of the Catholic Development Fund; Catholic Education Office Team Leaders; Principals; Sports Coordinators and staff.

Over 130 students and nine teams were presented on the night with the most outstanding awards.


Major Awards

Father Ward Trophy - Outstanding Girl Primary Sport 

Delta Amidzovski - St Paul’s, Albion Park

Delta Amidzovski

John Gamble Trophy - Outstanding Boy Primary Sport 

Sonny Edwards - St John the Evangelist, Campbelltown

Sonny Edwards

2018 Para Athlete of the year 

Luke Small - Magdalene, Narellan

Luke Small

Terry White Trophy - Outstanding Secondary Sportswoman 

MacKenzie Hawkesby - St Mary Star of the Sea, Wollongong

MacKenzie Hawkesby

Bishop Mascord Trophy - Outstanding Secondary Sportsman 

Rhys Dewick - John Therry, Rosemeadow

Rhys Dewick

West Tigers Rugby League Captain Chris Lawrence was the guest speaker on the evening. Chris was interviewed by his sister Emma Lawrence, a sports journalist for WIN.

Both Chris and Emma are ex-students from Mary Immaculate, Eagle Vale - with Emma completing a media and communications degree after finishing her secondary schooling at Mt Carmel, Varroville.

Chris and Emma provided strong messages to our athletes and parents, presenting the importance of setting goals and persistence. Chris emphasised that students should enjoy their sporting days and ensure they make plans for their lives after sport.

The Vince Villa Trophy was awarded to the champion secondary schools across all sports in 2018 with St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong winning the girls trophy, Edmund Rice College, West Wollongong winning the boys trophy and for the eleventh year running, Holy Spirit College, Bellambi winning the overall champion secondary school across all sports.


Back row: John Gamble, Tony Sanderson, Bishop Mascord, Chris Lawrence, Peter Turner and John Sparks

Front row: Colleen Easton (Principal, St Paul’s, Albion Park - accepting award for Delta Amidzovski), Sonny Edwards (St John the Evangelist, Campbelltown), Luke Small (Magdalene, Narellan), MacKenzie Hawkesby (St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong) and Rhys Dewick (John Therry, Rosemeadow)


Shoalhaven students recognised by Wollongong Diocese, South Coast Register 

CEDoW acknowledges and thanks the Catholic Development Fund for their continued financial support of the Annual CDF Sports Awards, sponsoring the event now for 22 years.

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