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2018 Peter Lacey Award nominees announced

8 November 2018

The field of finalists for this year’s QAS Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence has been announced.

The award is presented annually to an athlete who has achieved great success on the international stage while serving as an exceptional ambassador for sport.

Peter Lacey was a surf lifesaving legend, business leader and founding father of the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS). His strength and determination to succeed was evident not only in competition, but also his business endeavours and family/personal life. His integrity and true sportsmanship qualities impelled the organisation to grant him the recognition he deserves by establishing an award in his name.

In its 20th year, the nominees for the Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence include:

  • Cate Campbell (swimming)
  • Brenden Hall (para swimming)
  • Mark Knowles (hockey), Curtis McGrath (para canoe)
  • Skye Nicolson (boxing)
  • Simon Patmore (para snowboarding)
  • Lakeisha Patterson (para swimming)
  • Emily Seebohm (swimming).

The lucky award recipient will join an elite and exclusive group of athletes who have been previously bestowed the honour, including; Susie O’Niell, Grant Hackett, Sally Pearson and Mark Knowles.

The winner of the 2018 Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence will be announced at the QSport Awards Gala Evening on Wednesday 28th November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Previous award winners include:

  • Inaugural winner 1998 – Susie O’Neill
  • 1998 – Grant Hackett
  • 1999 – Vicki Wilson
  • 2000 – Kieren Perkins
  • 2001 – Geoff Huegill
  • 2002 – Kerrie Meares
  • 2003 – Geoff Trappett
  • 2004 – Jodie Henry
  • 2005 – Leisel Jones
  • 2006 – Emma Snowsill
  • 2007 – Lisbeth Lenton
  • 2008 – Stephanie Rice
  • 2009 – Emma Moffatt
  • 2010 – Jamie Dwyer
  • 2011 – Sally Pearson
  • 2012 –Sally Pearson
  • 2013 – Mathew Belcher
  • 2014 – Cate Campbell
  • 2015 – Mark Knowles
  • 2016 – Curtis McGrath
  • 2017 – Alyce Burnett
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8 November 2018