Gold Coast Sports Star Awards 2022

 GOLD COAST SPORTS STAR AWARDS

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CITY OF GOLD

The Gold Coast can rightly claim to be Australia’s most active city – we’re renowned across the globe as a first-class sport and leisure destination with a pristine environment.

We enjoy a vibrant sporting culture centred around a wide variety of sports and few would argue that we punch above our weight when it comes to producing elite sportspeople.

Sport is part of our culture, our lifestyle and our economy. That’s why the Gold Coast Sports Star Awards is about celebrating our sporting stars, acknowledging the community heroes who make sport happen and inspiring the next generation of Gold Coast sportspeople.

Our city is perfectly positioned to become the principle destination city for sport events, training camps and tournaments.

With a collective effort, together we can shape the city’s sporting future, and along with it, the economic and social extravaganza it can deliver.

Geoff Smith
Chair, Sports Gold Coast

Geoff Smith, Chairman, Sports Gold Coast
Sports Gold Coast

GOLD COAST

SPORTS STAR AWARDS

The goal of the awards is to recognise and promote the outstanding sports achievements and sport personalities in our magnificent city.

In 1968, a small group of business and sports leaders founded the Gold Coast Branch of the Sportsmen’s Association of Australia (Queensland).

The branch named a Gold Coast sportsperson to become a finalist in the Queensland sportsman of the year for the Walter Lindrum Award (known as the Lindy Awards).

When the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame was established in 1999, the Gold Coast Sportsman’s Association, before disbanding, resolved unanimously to pass their honour board, finances and the authorisation for staging the sportsman of the year award to the committee of the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame, ensuring the continuity of the award.
The Hall of Fame has honoured the vision of the original Gold Coast Sportsman’s Assoc and continued the annual award, now renamed the Gold Coast Sport Star of the Year.
The award has continued to be a strongly supported as a city of Gold Coast award and its mainstay remains the Peter Lacy Trophy. The late Peter Lacy was not only a surf lifesaving icon in the city, but also a well-known, respected businessman.

The Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame plays a very important role in preserving the great history of Gold Coast sport and ensuring the legacy created by our past sports stars and business leaders is continued.

In 2016, Sports Gold Coast decided to support the Hall of Fame by underwriting a special Sports Star Awards night, lifting its profile with a gala event to properly honour the city’s sporting achievements and engender pride in our city.

Through our members and sponsors, Sports Gold Coast, have supported the awards by purchasing tables or sponsoring the event, which has grown from 310 attendees to 575. In 2022 we’re expecting 700.

Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Sports Star of The Year
  • Para-Sport Sports Star of The Year
  • Daphne Pirie, AO MBE Spirit of Sport Medalists
  • Gold Coast Junior Sports Star of the Year
  • Junior Sports Volunteer
  • City Of Gold Coast Mayor’s Sports Award
  • People’s Choice Award

The awards also acknowledge the contribution of major sporting events which contribute to the promotion of our city, such as the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Marathon, V8 Supercars, etc.

Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

WHO IS IN THE ROOM

A top-class gala dinner, the Sports Star of the Year Awards are attended by sportspeople, athletes and sporting clubs, along with local individuals and teams who are participating at international, national, state, regional and local competition levels.

Many representatives of the local and state media will be in the room, along with members from all levels of government.

As the gala dinner is strongly supported by Gold Coast businesses and the city’s education sector, it presents as a superb networking opportunity to nurture existing relationships, or create new connections with like-minded people.

EVENT MEDIA

Traditional Media
Gold Coast Bulletin – print & online • 102.9 Hot Tomato • ABC Gold Coast • Channel 7 Gold Coast • Channel 9 Gold Coast.

Social Media
Sports Gold Coast Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn • Hall of Fame Facebook • Media outlet social accounts.

Video & Audio News Releases
Sports Gold Coast will record and distribute video and audio news releases (VNRs/ANRs) for all pre-event media opportunities and a post event package. All clips will be repurposed for social media use and sharing.

WHY GET INVOLVED

We need support for the awards from local businesspeople who understand and appreciate the positive impact sport has on a community and how it promotes social cohesion, healthy choices and active lifestyles.

Sport is good for business on many levels. We already know the positive economic impact of hosting major events, but building our region into the go-to destination for training and development, as well as major events, will help shape the future of the of the Gold Coast.

Of course you can purchase a seat or table andenjoy a fantastic evening at the Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year gala dinner, but as a sponsor you will enjoy the exclusive benefits offered to event partners.

Importantly, the legacy of your contribution will help to create opportunities for current and future Gold Coast sports stars.

There a number of flexible sponsorship packages to suit your needs or business goals: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Award Naming partners, Gold Table Partner, Table Partners and Grassroots Sports Club Sponsors.

You’ll be acknowledged as a sponsor on the Sports Gold Coast website, social media and
marketing or media collateral, along with recognition on the night at the gala dinner.

PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP

ONE OF TWO AVAILABLE

 

  • Event naming rights
  • 2x tables of 10 for your guests at the awards night with preferred seating choices
  • 3x tables donated for grassroots sports clubs
  • A sports award category naming rights
  • On stage presentation of your award
  • Access to the VIP pre-dinner launch
  • Recognition in all event marketing materials Photographs with sports stars on the red carpet
  • A 60-second video of the evening, including an interview with you, for use on your website, social media, etc.
  • Two-year membership of Sports Gold Coast Acknowledged in all media releases and articles
  • Acknowledged as a major partner at all Sports Gold Coast events over the next 12 months.
Sports Star Awards 2022

GOLD PARTNERSHIP

ONE OF TWO AVAILABLE

 

  • 1 x table of 10 at the awards night with preferred seating choices
  • 1x table donated for grass roots sports clubs
  • Naming rights on one award category
  • Gold Sponsor recognition
  • Access to VIP pre-event drinks
  • Inclusion in pre-event marketing
  • Photographs with sports stars on the red carpet
  • A 60-second video of the evening, including an interview with you, for use on your website, social media, etc.
  • Sponsor recognition by MC, mayor, key speakers Branding in all the event marketing collateral

GOLD PARTNER

Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

SILVER PARTNERSHIP

FOUR OF FIVE AVAILABLE

 

  • 1 x table of 10 at the awards night
  • 1x table donated for grass roots sports clubs
  • Silver Sponsor recognition
  • Access to VIP pre-event drinks
  • Inclusion in pre-event marketing
  • Photographs with sports stars on the red carpet
  • Sponsor recognition by MC, mayor, key speakers
  • Branding in all the event marketing collateral

SILVER PARTNER

Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

GOLD TABLE PARTNER

$2600 PER TABLE OF TEN GUESTS

 

  • Table naming along with preferred seating near the stage and VIPs
  • Sponsorship of 1 x table of ten for a grassroots sporting club
  • Join the pre-event VIP drinks
  • Photographs with sports stars on the red carpet

AWARD NAMING PARTNER

$5000PER AWARD

 

  • Be recognised amongst your peers and the community by acquiring naming rights for an award category

TABLE PARTNER

$1800 PER TABLE OF TEN GUESTS

 

  • Table naming along with preferred seating near the stage and VIPs

GRASSROOTS CLUB SPONSOR

$900 PER TABLE OF TEN GUESTS

  • Sponsor a grassroots sporting organisation’s table of 10 guests

* All tables can be donated in part or in full to grassroot sporting club representatives to attend the event. Or, you can choose to have grassroots club identities seated at your corporate table

DAPHNE PIRIE AO MBE 

Without passionate community-minded sponsors, local businesses and media, the 53rd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards, and other events around the Gold Coast, would not be possible.

Your unwavering support, vision and dedication to our unique city, commands our gratitude and admiration in equal measure.

Encompassing all sports and all ages, this wonderful event serves to appreciate, encourage and showcase local sportspeople.

In March 2022, we will again celebrate the sporting achievements of the Gold Coast’s elite and prominent up-and-coming athletes.

And, through inductions into the prestigious Gold Coast Hall of Fame, we recognise those who have made lasting contributions to the Gold Coast sporting community. This year those inductions include Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning.

Sport brings people together. It builds our community, giving us identity, common purpose and shared passion.

We have already demonstrated our capacity and energy to deliver world-class events, positioning the Gold Coast as a destination city for spectacular sporting success, presented in a location like no other.

It gives us an immense opportunity to shape our sporting future and attract more great events to the Gold Coast.

Let’s make the most of it together.

Daphne Pirie AO, MBE
Chair, Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame