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.


10 July 2023

Entries open
4 August 2023Entries close
14 August 2023Judging closes
26 August 2023Announcement of winners

Nomination information will be shared soon.

Awards for Excellence 2022 Winners

2022 Category Winners
Volunteer of the Year

Julienne Huppatz

Community PartnershipsSonia Goss
The Valleys Lifestyle Centre
Emerging Leader of the YearSusan Britza
Youth Empowerment
Engaging Future MindsMadeline Stansbie
Riverbanks College ELC
Excellence in InnovationMentorship Leadership Program
Children's Services
Excellence in Operational ManagementToni Hayles
Seaford Gymnastics
George Williams Award
Employee of the Year
Tabitha Norris
Children's Services
Jack Massey Award
Team of the Year

Support Services - Finance

Outstanding Contribution by a Young EmployeeTara Krenske

St Clair Recreation Centre

Program of the YearWellbeing Committee
2022 Service Awards - 10 Years

Emma Stacey

2022 Service Awards - 5 Years

Paige Abblitt

Ryan Axon

Joylene Brown

Alice Burgess

Karlee Cave

Paula Jane Clarke

Lisa Crane

Vicki Evans

Joanne Lee Foubister

Susan Gasmier

Tammy Gowland

Susan Grigg

Toni Hayles

Chloe Hourn-Smith

Craig Littlely

David Mclaren

Roberto Carlo Munoz Gutarra

Julie Palmer

Michael Pope

Emily Savaidis

Tristian Severn

Emmalene Sherwin

Catherine Todd

Verity Jane Turner

Lynda Tyler

Image Gallery: Awards Night 2022