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2019 Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence nominees announced

31 October 2019

We have the pleasure of announcing the nominees for this year's QAS Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence.

The annual award will be presented to an athlete who has achieved great success on the international stage whilst 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, resilience and determination to succeed was evident not only in competition where he amassed 14 World Championship titles, 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. With this, the QAS and its athletes strive to uphold Peter Lacey’s lasting legacy of excellence.

In its 21st year, the nominees for the Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence include:

  • Alyssa Bull (sprint canoe)
  • Ariarne Titmus (swimming)
  • Curtis McGrath (para canoe)
  • Jake Whetton (hockey)
  • Lakeisha Patterson (para swimming)
  • Mat Belcher & Will Ryan (sailing)
  • Simon Patmore (para snowboarding)

The deserving award recipient will join a very 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 2019 Peter Lacey Award for Sporting Excellence will be announced at the QSport Awards Gala Evening on Saturday 30th November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Previous award winners

  • 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
  • 2018 – Simon Patmore
Last updated
31 October 2019