2017 School Sport Newfoundland & Labrador Awards

June 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News


School Sports Newfoundland & Labrador is proud to announce our 2016-17 Annual Award Winners. Once again an exceptional group of volunteers, coaches, and student athletes were nominated. School Sports NL’s success is incredibly dependent on the dedication and time of its coaches and volunteers, as well as, the devotion and academic and athletic achievement of its student athletes. We thank all our nominees for their commitment and we congratulate the winners on their well-deserved awards.

Award Winner School
Brother G.I. Moore Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year Jasmine O’Quinn Belanger Memorial
Female Athlete of the Year (Runner-Up) Shauna Slaney St. Lawrence Academy
Female Athlete of the Year (2nd Runner-Up) Charlotte Elliot Stephenville High
Male Athlete of the Year John St. Croix Stephenville High
Male Athlete of the Year (Runner-Up) George Kennedy Roncalli Central High
Male Athlete of the Year (2nd Runner-Up) Zach Applin Canon Richards Memorial
Coaching Service Awards Craig Ralph Glovertown Academy
Ed Turpin Mealy Mountain Collegiate
Executive Service Awards Rosemary Ryan St. Thomas Aquinas
Scott Bishop Holy Name of Mary Academy
Honour Award Winston Jenkins J.M. Olds Collegiate
Regional Recognition Awards
St. John’s Charlie Decker Representing Various Schools
Avalon Amy O’Reilly Laval High School
Avalon West Gary Keough St. Mark’s School
Burin Peninsula Lorna Pittman St. Lawrence Academy
Central East Adam House Glovertown Academy
Central William Mitchell John Watkins Academy
Central West Andrew Bursey Indian River High School
Western Karen Colbourne Belanger Memorial
Northern Peninsula Emma Genge Canon Richards Memorial
Southern Labrador Verna Brown St. Mary’s All-Grade
Northern Nicole McLean Amos Comenius Memorial
Participation Nation Ambassador Award Rosemary Ryan St. Thomas Aquinas
Participation Nation Champion Awards Jonathan Claveau École St. Anne
Catherine Hicks Tri-Con Elementary
Lockland MacDougall St. James Elementary
Andy Poole Holy Cross School
Jody Tiller Centreville Academy

Here is a link to some photos.

Award Descriptions



These awards, in memory of Brother Moore, one of the founders of School Sports NL, are presented annually to a male and female student-athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship and excellence in their high school sports career. The recipients should demonstrate well rounded athletic prowess and academic excellence in such a way as to produce those qualities which best portray the objectives of our educational system. Subway scholarships in the amount of $750 will be presented to each student-athlete of the year. Subway scholarships in the amount of $500 and $250 will be presented to each 1st and 2nd runner-up.


This award is intended for the coach who has a long history of involvement in school sport. It is intended to recognize the coach who has a strong developmental program in the school, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the total development of the student-athletes in his/her program. While winning is not the only criteria for success – this coach should have produced consistent teams over their coaching career. Any coach with a minimum of 25 years coaching school sports will be eligible for this award.


Awarded to SSNL Board Members who have provided their time and service for the betterment of School Sports in Newfoundland & Labrador and are now retiring from their volunteer duties.


The Honour Awards are presented annually to individual(s) in recognition of outstanding service to school athletics at the provincial, regional and/or zone levels. The nominee must have made significant contributions to school sports over at least a ten-year period or have made a single outstanding contribution.


A Recognition Award is presented annually to an individual from each of the School Sports NL’s eleven regions. The recipient, selected at the regional level, shall be a coach, a convenor, an official or an administrator who is deserving of SSNL recognition to school sport.


The Participation Nation Ambassador Award recognizes outstanding achievement by teachers and their contribution to student participation in our recreational sport and physical activity program titled Participation Nation. It is the intent of the recipient of the Ambassador Award to have served a minimum of 10 years with the program.


The Participation Nation Champion Awards are presented annually to individual (s) from four of the NLESD regions and from three of the CSFPTNL regions. Nominees are Participation Nation adult event facilitators who are advocates for increasing physical activity for their students in the extra curricular time slot. They also promote the need for recreational sport and physical activity opportunities for students within neighbouring schools

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