On Friday, September 17 Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis launched the fourth and final plank in the Rural City of Murray Bridge Local Legends campaign.
Nominating local legends, and showcasing achievements through friendly competition and awards, is behind a campaign to boost community pride and celebrate success in Murray Bridge.
Sport is vital in rural communities like ours because it brings the community together, promotes social interaction and inclusion and contributes positively to community identity and a sense of place.
We have a proud sporting culture which Council supports through the provision of sporting facilities and grants and now these are strengthened by awards that acknowledge our sporting greats.
Good news can sometimes be in short supply during a pandemic and there has arguably never been a more important time to focus on the positives.
Council is encouraging residents and businesses to get involved, lift each other up and share their achievements by nominating for any one of the awards and competitions coming up.
If you know a local legend worthy of acknowledgement consider putting their name forward for an award to recognise their hard work and inspire the community.
If you want to feel connected, have some fun and feel part of something larger than yourself consider entering one of the friendly competitions.
Rural City of Murray Bridge Sports Awards Highlight the success of outstanding athletes and sporting administrators with Council's new recognition program:
The Rural City of Murray Bridge Sports Awards.
Award categories are:
- Sports Person of the Year - male
- Sports Person of the Year - female
- Young Sports Person of the Year - male
- Young Sports Person of the Year - female
- Sporting Volunteer of the Year
Nomination forms are being distributed directly to over 60 local sporting clubs, can be found on Council's website with entries closing Thursday 21 October 2021.
Christmas Lights Competition
Consider bringing joy to your neighbourhood and celebrate festive season by decorating your house and yard with a colourful Christmas lights display.
Spread joy and festive spirit to kids of all ages and enter your display in the annual Christmas Lights Competition under one of the following categories: Small, Large, Traditional, Business and Mayor's Award.
Entry forms can be found on Council's website and close on Thursday, December 9 2021 with an awards ceremony Friday, December 17 2021, at the LGC.
Australia Day Awards
Recognise an unsung hero who makes a real difference in your community by nominating them for an Australia Day Awards:
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Community Event of the Year
- Award for Active Citizenship
Entries close Friday 26 November 2021 and awards will be presented at Australia Day Celebrations on Wednesday 26 January 2022, at Sturt Reserve.