KZN Sport Awards - Background


2018 KZN Sport Awards
Tuesday, 25 September - 18h30
Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre - Durban

#OmpethaBethu / Our Champions


Each year the KZN Sport Awards honours those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in the Province and the country as a whole. Sport persons are honoured as individual or team athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers, from the length and breadth of the province.

The Province has a rich sporting culture and the passion and commitment of those who have contributed to our great sporting past gives our young aspiring athletes inspiration for the future. KwaZulu-Natal has a rich history of success dating back decades and in addition, we believe that our sporting heroes must be recognized for their outstanding achievements through these Awards.

The KZN Sport Awards is the highlight on the sporting calendar and attracts a large audience of sport achievers, provincial and national sport federations, government, private sector, coaches and officials.

This is a significant milestone and we are celebrating the best sporting moments of the past year, best moments of the Sport Awards and the best sport people that this country has produced.

Sport and recreation federations and entities make nominations for these Awards. These applications are subject to the scrutiny of an independent panel of judges representing media, tertiary institutions, sporting greats and other key stakeholder involved with the sector. An independent auditing firm audits the adjudication process. A rulebook listing the criteria and categories of awards is circulated. These Awards are presented in collaboration with the KZN Sport Confederation.

The 2018 KZN Sport Awards recognizes all achievements between 1 August 2017 – 31 July 2018.

2018 Categories

The Award categories are as follows:

  • Administrator of the Year
  • Junior Sportswoman of the Year
  • Junior Sportsman of the Year
  • Sportswoman of the Year
  • Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability
  • Sportsman of the Year
  • Sportsman of the Year with a Disability
  • Team of the Year
  • Indigenous Games Team Of the Year
  • New Comer of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Recreation body of the Year
  • Federation of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • School Team of the Year
  • Developing School Team of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • MEC's Special Awards:
  • Lifetime Achiever Award x 1
  • Against All Odds Award x 1
  • Honour: White / Black Blazer x 1
  • Posthumous Outstanding Performance in his lifetime x 1


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