The Illawarra is one of Australia’s great sporting regions.

With the Illawarra Academy of Sport and the Illawarra Mercury are at the forefront of sport in the region, in 2022 we are working together with our partners to deliver the re-branded and re-energised Illawarra Sports Awards on Thursday 10 November 2022.

With the last Illawarra Sports Award annual dinner being held in 2012, the Illawarra Mercury since continued the tradition of the Sportsperson of the Year and People’s Choice Awards. And now it’s time to come together again with a showpiece event celebrating the region’s sporting achievements.

Among several exciting and diverse categories, we’ll also be honouring the great community accomplishments and hard-working volunteers in our community, with special awards to recognise their commitment to Illawarra clubs and associations.

2022 Illawarra Sports Awards

Date: Thursday 10 November 2022

Time: 6pm

Location: The Fraternity Club

Cost: Individual tickets – $98, or book a Table of 10* for $900. 2-course meal and drink on arrival included.

*Names can be provided after booking to