What the types of awards/trophies are presented?

Children are awarded a star for a personal best performance – where their new performance is better than the previously recorded performance in the same event at the Pakenham Centre in the current season.

On obtaining 10 stars, the child will receive a white ribbon in recognition.  Further ribbons are awarded for subsequent accumulations of 10 stars.  It is important to note that the children who receive the most stars (and therefore the most ribbons) are frequently the ones who work hard each week to improve, not just the best performers.

The child who obtains the highest number of personal best stars is awarded the Most Improved Trophy.  There are separate categories for girls and boys in all age groups.

End of Season Awards.

These include

Colin Burnett Encouragement Awards

One boy and one girl will be chosen to receive these awards. Selection criteria will be determined by the Centre Committee and include enthusiasm, attitude, attendance and behaviour.

Presidents Award

A perpetual shield and an individual trophy will be awarded to one athlete, chosen by the President. The following points may be taken into consideration in selecting the recipient: behaviour, enthusiasm, leadership, attitude and attendance.

Kimberley White Award

This award is presented to the athlete who made the most of their year by achieving the highest number of personal bests (stars) in the season. Kimberley worked very hard to achieve her personal best before she passed away in 1999.

On Tracker Achievements

Along with On Track’s built in recognition and reward process, each child will receive a medal depending on age group level.

This enables children to gain an entire set of medals on completion of the On Track years.

One boy and one girl will be chosen to receive the Junior Encouragement Award at the end of season. Selection will be based on attitude, helpfulness, behaviour, attendance, sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

The On Track Co-ordinator will be asked to nominate names and a final decision will be made in conjunction with the Committee at a Committee Meeting.