Since we are unable to come together to celebrate our hockey heroes together, HQ proudly presented the Annual Awards awards in a special series on Facebook so everyone in our community could join in the conversation, and congratulate our winners.
Winners were announced across the Community and Achievement categories. The HQ Community Awards aim to celebrate those in our community that ‘go above and beyond’, without whom we wouldn’t be able to take the field each week. Nominations for these awards were submitted by Associations, and voted on by the community. Winners were decided by the community votes and the HQ Awards panel.
The HQ Achievement Awards celebrate those in hockey who had outstanding success in their field for 2019. These awards were voted on and decided by the relevant committees.
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you for your dedication to hockey.
|ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS|
|Female Player of the Year||Hannah Astbury|
|Male Player of the Year||Matthew Swann|
|Female Rookie of the Year||Kendra Fitzpatrick|
|Male Rookie of the Year||Luca Brown|
|Outstanding Achievement Award||Annette Maidment|
|High Performance Coach of the Year||Nikki Taylor|
|Pathway Coach of the Year||Amy Ryan|
|Umpire of the Year||Aleisha Neumann|
|Most Promising Umpire of the Year||Peta Wallison|
|Umpire Coach/Manager of the Year||Irene Clelland|
|Nix – Thomas Technical Official of the Year||Kerry Liebenberg|
|Indoor Female Player of the Year||Eden Jackat|
|Indoor Male Player of the Year||Jared Taylor|
|Indoor Coach of the Year||Lyn Tucker|
|ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS|
|Association Of The Year||Rockhampton Hockey Association|
|Volunteer Of The Year||Ellen Carey (Easts Hockey Club, BHA)|
|Initiative Of The Year||Mackay Hockey Association’s Differently Abled Hockey|
|Association Coach Of The Year||Sara Rogers (BWHA)|
|Community Coach Of The Year||Alice Arnold (Townsville HA)|
|Association Umpire Of The Year||Blake Kroning (MDHA)|
|Association Technical Official Of The Year||Steven Knight (Townsville HA)|
|#TeamQLD – Individual Award||Deb Creighton (Gladstone HA)|