The Northern Territory Sports Awards recognise the achievements of athletes, coaches, sporting officials and volunteers. Previous recipients include Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and those who have excelled at the highest level in national and international competitions.
The awards include eight nominated awards and three non-nominated awards.
The Mindil Beach SLSC Masters Surf Boat Crew raced at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide in 2018, winning a bronze medal took out the 2019 NT Sports Award for Team of the Year.
Not only is this a massive recognition for the surf club but it is also a huge recognition for Surf Life Saving NT as a movement & organization.
In April 2018, Benn Prowse from Gove Peninsula SLSC won the NT Sports and Recreation Volunteer of the Year for his efforts during 2017. Volunteer of the Year is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding conduct as a volunteer in the support, administration, promotion and/or delivery of services to the sport
We believe Benn was the first surf lifesaving member to receive an NT Sports Award and was the SLSNT Volunteer of the Year at the 2017 Awards of Excellence.