About the awards

The YMCA South Australia Awards for Excellence are integral to the pursuit of excellence and improvement within the organisation in the recognition of exceptional achievement and innovation.

The awards are designed to recognise both project based initiatives and continuous improvement undertaken by individuals or within a team.

Congratulations to our amazing Finalists & Service Award Recipients

 Awards for Excellence Finalists 2016

Volunteer of the Year

Daryl Pullen Aquadome
Joan Baseby Holdfast Bay Community Centre

Community Connection 

Ben Whalan Craigmore/Aquadome

Children's Programs

Rachel Powell Aquadome
Angie Bowman John McVeity Centre
Vicki Trebilco Eastern Fleurieu OSHC
Kayla Jellings Aquadome

Outstanding Achievement in Recreational Activities

Hannah McCann Aquadome
Jake Manton Aquadome
Nathan Spong Craigmore
Caroline Goldstone John McVeity Centre

Outstanding Contribution by a Young Employee

Jasmin South Aquadome
Andrew Dyer John McVeity Centre

Emerging Leader of the Year

Tara Forbes Aquadome
Krystal West Aquadome/Craigmore
Kate Quinn John McVeity Centre
Lauren Mellington Outdoor Pools (Mountain Pool)
Heather Purdie Outdoor Pools (Mountain Pool & Strathalbyn Pool)
Leeann Ksiezak The Parks Sports & Recreation Centre
Alana James Community Strengthening
Ellie Dodd Eastern Fleurieu YMCA OSHC

George Williams Award - Employer of the Year

Samantha Wharton Aquadome
John Anderson Glengowrie Recreation Centre
Andrew Murray Holdfast Bay Recreation Centre
Jessica Johnson Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre

Program of the Year

YMCA Boxing Academy  
Craigmore YMCA OSHC  
Aquadome Allied Health  

YMCA of the Year

Holdfast Bay Community Centre  
Whitefriars OSHC  


5 Years of Service

Karen Coull  Group Fitness Instructor
Timothy Davies Lifeguard
Morven Don Henderson Gymnastics Coach
Nadia Jankovic Swimming Teacher
Ricki Litton Group Fitness Instructor
Holly Lloyd Gymnastics Coach
James Lomax Area Manager
Jake Manton Lifeguard/Membership
Karen O'Reilly Playclub Leader
Pamela Simpson Customer Service Officer
Vicki Trebilco Children's Services


15 Years of Service

Karen Eldred Group Fitness Instructor
Sheryl Matthews Cleaner
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Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre

Aquadome Elizabeth

Craigmore Recreation Centre

Crystal brook swimming pool

Glengowrie Recreation Centre

John McVeity Centre

Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre

Mount Barker Swimming Pool

Outside School Hours Care

Port Pirie Swimming Pool

Recreation Link Up

Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool

The Parks Sports Centre

The Parks Theatre


Whyalla Leisure Centre


YMCA Camping & Outdoors

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