Steele nominated for CBR Sport Athlete of the Year

Canberra’s Jack Steele has been nominated for the CBR Sport Athlete of the Year award, following a sensational 2020 campaign with St Kilda. 

Steele’s decorated season comes complete with finals honours, a maiden All-Australian selection, a maiden Trevor Barker Award and top-five finishes in the AFL Players’ Association MVP and AFL Coaches’ Association Champions Player of the Year.  

The 24-year-old was also awarded with the Lenny Hayes Players’ Crest Award – given to the Saint who best upheld the values of the club Crest throughout the season – and the Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Year Award.

Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry, today announced the finalists for the 2020 CBR Sport Awards for outstanding teams and individual athletes from 15 sports, ranging from Orienteering and Rowing through to AFL and NRL.

Each year, the CBR Sport Awards take place as a reminder of the high calibre athletes and teams participating or originating from Canberra. 

The finalists for Men’s Athlete of the Year are: 

 Athlete of the Year – Men’s Sport 

– Jack Steele (AFL) 

– Alan Alaalatoa (Rugby Union) 

– Jack Wighton (Rugby League) 

The Belconnen Magpies have been nominated for the CBR Sport Team of the Year award.

Belconnen avenged 2019’s Grand Final loss to the Queanbeyan Tigers to record there first ever top-flight women’s flag.

The finalists for Team of the Year are:

Team of the Year 

– ACT Brumbies (Rugby Union) 

– Belconnen Magpies Women’s First Grade (AFL) 

– UC Capitals (Basketball) 

This year, the CBR Sport Awards will be a virtual event, to be held on December 16 2020.