Panthers Media | 29th November 2022
Penrith Panthers has been named the Sport NSW Team of the Year at the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony gala dinner at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.
Having won premierships in the NRL, NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg and SG Ball competitions, Panthers were acknowledged for its historic 2022 season.
Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher and Chairman Peter Graham attended the gala dinner to collect the award on behalf of the club.
Meanwhile, World champions, surfer Stephanie Gilmore and para-triathlete Lauren Parker, were crowned Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with a Disability for a third time.
Sport NSW Chairperson, Chris Hall, congratulated all winners and finalists saying they brought great credit to themselves, to their sport, and to the state.
“NSW is the premier state for sport in Australia and our brilliant winners and finalists are beacons of inspiration for aspiring athletes, coaches, officials, and administrators. We pay tribute to our winners and wish them every success in the years to come,” he said.
Athlete of the Year – Stephanie Gilmore
Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Lauren Parker
Para-triathlon Young Athlete of the Year – Valentino Guseli
Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Jasmine Greenwood
Masters Athlete of the Year – Janelle Delaney
Team of the Year – Penrith Panthers
Team of the Year with a Disability – Para Matildas Cerebral Palsy Women’s Football Team
Administrator of the Year – Baz Wedmaier
Coach of the Year – Alex Stewart
Event of the Year – Netball NSW Senior State Titles
Official of the Year – Claire Polosak
Organisation of the Year – NSW Rugby League