Coast's Best Sport Stars Recognised

26 Mar 2021 sports

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has congratulated the winners of the annual Central Coast Sports Awards, following a ceremony at Gosford RSL last night.

Mr Crouch said despite 2020 being a challenging year for sport due to COVID-19, there were a number of fantastic achievements by local athletes.


“The pandemic caused massive economic and social disruption across the Central Coast, and sport was not immune,” Mr Crouch said.


“To their credit local sportspeople, coaches and clubs have continued to achieve fantastic results – both on and off the field.


“Narara-based Moguls Skier Matt Graham took out the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award, having finished 2020 ranked third in the world following an equal first in the World Cup event in Sweden, as well as numerous top six finishes throughout the snow season.


“I congratulate all 10 award winners who have proven again that our region is a sporting powerhouse.”


The Central Coast Sports Awards recognise the achievements of athletes, volunteers and officials across 10 categories.


In recognition of innovative thinking throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Active Recreation Initiative or Event of the Year Award” category was expanded this year to include virtual initiatives or events.





Sportsperson of the Year

Matt Graham

Moguls skiing

Young Sportsperson of the Year

Stella Norris


Sports Person of the year with a Disability

Tahlia Blanshard


Team of the Year

Crusaders Youth League Men


Coach of the Year

Lauren Gosson

Central Allstars

Young Coach/Official of the Year

Mason Colwell

Peninsula Touch Association

Club/Association of the Year

Terrigal Rugby Club




Masters Athlete of the Year

Mary Gordon


Volunteer of the Year

Brett Johnson

Central Coast Hockey

Active Recreation Initiative or Event of the Year

Cyber Yellow Dot Run Challenge

Coast Runners Shop