Minister for Tourism and Culture
From humble beginnings as a junior player in Nhulunbuy to representing Australia in the Rugby League World Cup, this year’s NT Sportsperson of the Year, Will Chambers, has shown exceptional skill and talent throughout his career.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said this award cemented Mr Chambers place in the history books of NT Sport.
“Will Chambers has been a long-time Territory success story whose stellar career has seen him star for the Melbourne Storm in their 2017 Grand Final win and representing Queensland in the State of Origin,” Ms Moss said.
“It’s fantastic to see his hard work, talent and achievements recognised in front of his fellow Territorians this evening.”
Minister Moss also congratulated Abby Cubillo, for winning NT Junior Sportsperson for the third year in a row.
“Abby is an exceptionally talented young basketballer and her drive and determination is second to none which is evident in her many representative appearances for basketball,” Ms Moss said.
“Abby has played for the Northern Territory and Australia at National and International level and was part of the Under 19 Australian FIBA World Championship team who competed in Italy in July. She also competed in the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence South East Australian Basketball League team.
“Another excellent achievement from Nhulunbuy, Benn Prowse, has taken home the award for Volunteer of the Year. This is the first time surf lifesaving have won in any category at the NT Sports Awards.
“In addition to contributing 53.5 volunteer patrol hours during the 2017 season, Benn was instrumental in many other projects at the Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club, including being heavily involved in obtaining grants to assist with the building of a new club house.”
Almost 300 of the Territory’s best athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and support staff attended the awards ceremony at Doubletree Hlton on the Esplanade.