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 showcase and celebrate our organisation’s best for innovation, creativity and excellence. Nominate a colleague, program or service by talking to your manager, or submitting an entry through the Awards Portal below.


24 June 2024

Entries open
17 July 2024Entries close
31 July 2024Judging closes
24 August 2024Announcement of winners

Awards for Excellence 2023 Winners

2023 Category Winners

Community Partnerships

Caitlin Keith, Allied Health
Samoda Silva, Youth Parliament

Emerging Leader of the Year
Thuy An Nguyen, Rostrevor and Scotch College OSHC

Engaging Future Minds
Alyssa Feltus, Youth Parliament

Excellence in Innovation
Student Advisory Committee (SAC), Central OSHC Team

Excellence in Operational Management
Charlene Klenke, Eastern Fleurieu OSHC
Adelle Martin Youth Parliament

George Williams Award – Employee of the Year
Georgia Warner, Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
Susan Britza, Youth Parliament

Jack Massey Award – Team of the Year
Allied Health Team

Outstanding Contribution by a Young Person
Mickayla Johns, Riverbanks OSHC

Program of the Year
SCRC School Sport Programs, St Clair Recreation Centre

2023 Service Awards - 15 Years

Samantha Wise

2023 Service Awards - 10 Years

Elysse McCabe

2023 Service Awards - 5 Years

Haydn Bellamy

Alison Biviano

Ryan Cooke

Tayla Crocker

David Foot

Sally Frederick

Ashlea Freer

Sonia Goss

Anastasia Grandal

Andrew Heinjus

Penelope Heinjus

Patricia Laird

Natasha Liddy

Skye Lobb

Joanne Lu

Rylee Marshall-Hodson

Judith McAdam

Debra Noble

Anna Ryan

Layla Scholz

Patrick Schultz

Jarrad Seaman

Travis Smith

Brodie Sturdy

Micaela Tiscornia

Jack Turney

Georgia Warner

Yianna Zervas

Image Gallery: Awards Night 2023