Andrew Holten Award

Little Athletics survives and is able to be conducted only by the efforts of volunteers. Little Athletics Chelsea (LAC) has been fortunate throughout it’s history to have had many self sacrificing community minded people to assist in providing a valuable avenue for children to participate in the recreational activity of the sport of Athletics. This is no more evident than from the many people who through their hard work and dedication have been awarded the honour of Life Membership of LAC. However, once in a very long while a special person comes along and surpasses the efforts that warrant even this honour. And that person is Andrew Holten.

Starting at Chelsea in 1998 and continuing to this day, over many years Andrew has provided the type of support that can not be measured by list alone, and that list would be very long. It would not be an exaggeration by stating that without his efforts that competition may not have been able to be conducted on any given week. From being the first person to set-up at literally the crack of dawn (or even before) to the last person out the door. Andrew we thank you for your efforts and this award is named in honour, recognition, and appreciation of your efforts.

First awarded in the 2010/11 season, the award is presented to a member of the Centre who has made an outstanding contribution over many seasons.

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Andrew Holten laying the first permanent plinth marker Thomas Ludwig
Andrew Holten Award Winner 2013/14
Season Awardee
2010/11 Anthony Cafarella
2011/12 Richard Cullen
2012/13 Therese Smith
2013/14 Thomas Ludwig
2014/15 Pauline Pawsey, Amy Menhennitt
2015/16 Michael Cochrane
2016/17 Dani Macfarlane
2017/18 Jennifer Gill, Amelia Mastorakos
2018/19 Kylie Swingler
2019/20 John Tsiros
2020/21 Wendy Bartleman
2021/22 Cameron Whillas
2022/23 Sue Hendricks, Janelle Russo, Greg Russo
2023/24 Kelly Laughlin, Geoff Laughlin