FOUR of the the South Coast's top sports identities have been recognised for their strong seasons in their respective arenas, by being nominated for a 2019 Sports NSW Award.
Werri Beach's Amanda Reid is one of six nominees for the NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability - an award she took out in 2017.
The 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist will be up against Erik Horrie (rowing), Lauren Parker (para-triathlon), Oscar Stubbs (blind sports), Tiffany Thomas-Kane (swimming) and Kelly Wren (tennis) for the prize - which will be awarded at the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, to be held at The Star Sydney on Monday, November 18.
This is one of 13 categories in which awards will be handed out - with Sussex Inlet's Jasmine Greenwood, fresh off claiming a bronze medal at the World Para Swimming Championships, being shortlisted for the Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability category.
The Shoalhaven High School student taking on Dylan Littlehales (paddle), Ethan Scaturchio (blind sports), Hayley Slocombe (wheelchair tennis), Kallan Strong (tenpin bowling) and Ben Tudhope (para snowboard) for the gong.
In the Team of the Year category, Vincentia's Ash Hewson and her NSW Waratahs women's side will go to battle with the NSW Blues (rugby league), NSW Breakers (cricket), NSW Swifts (netball), Rowing NSW Interstate Team (rowing) and Sydney FC W-League (football) for the award.
Finally, Greenwell Point's Helen George, who just just returned from umpiring at the Netball World Cup, is one of six people up for the Official of the Year - alongside Angus Gardner (rugby union), Stephen Gillespie (table tennis), Faye Lewis (swimming), Zeke Newman (hockey) and Helen Maree Rosenberg (wheelchair basketball).
The Athlete of the Year division has Mariafe Artcho del Solar (beach volleyball), Cate Campbell (swimming), Alex De Minaur (tennis), Jessica Fox (paddle), Rhiannon Iffland (high diving), Ellyse Perry (cricket) and James Tedesco (rugby league) shortlisted, while Kennedy Cooper (diving), Shyla Heal (basketball), Lorcan Redmund (triathlon), Naomi Scott (surf lifesaving), Amy Watson (indoor skydiving) and Matthew Wilson (swimming) are in the running for the Young Athlete of the Year.
The four nominees for the Masters Athlete of the Year are Elizabeth Hole (archery), Paul Lemmon (surf lifesaving), Clary Munns (swimming) and Geoff Stoker (cycling), with the six sides up for the Team of the Year with a Disability being NSW Blind Cricket National Inclusion Championships Team (blind cricket), NSW Cerebral Palsy Football (football), NSW Country Ivor Burge Women (basketball), NSW Marie Little OAM Shield (netball), NSW Wheelchair Rugby League (wheelchair rugby league) and Wollongong Roller Hawks (wheelchair basketball).
AFL NSW/ACT, Cricket NSW, Football NSW, Hockey NSW, Netball NSW and NSW Rugby League are the six entities nominated for Organisation of the Year, as Blacktown City Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, City of Parramatta Council, Cumberland Council and Narromine Shire Council have been recognised in the Local Council of the Year division.
The Coach of the Year contenders are Briony Akle (netball), Steve Corica (football), Joe Costanzo (judo), Simon Cusack (swimming), Brad Fittler (rugby league) and Matthew Horsnell (athletics), with Craig Beed (hockey), Chris Cunningham (triathlon), Michelle Hanley (football), Nikki Horton (netball), Peter Tate (paddle and Commonwealth Games) and David Trodden (rugby league) potentially claiming the Administrator of the Year award.
Finally, AFL National Inclusion Carnival (Australian Football), GIO Ozday 10K (wheelchair racing), IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships (goalball), Junior State Titles Competition (netball), Vissla Sydney Surf Pro (surfing) and VolleyFest (beach volleyball) for up for Event of the Year.