Bendigo Sports Star
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Bendigo Sports Star Awards began back in March 1965 and were known as the Caltex Sports Star Awards. The first recipient was Eaglehawk cyclist Frank McCaig and the Awards have grown in stature ever since.  Each month our judging panel selects a monthly Sports Star and these athletes are then considered for the main award - Bendigo Sports Star of the Year.

Further to the Bendigo Sports Star of the Year, the awards now feature the Cyril Michelsen and Maxine Crouch Trust Funds for up and coming athletes, as well as the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.

In more recent times, the Faith Leech Achievement Award was introduced to acknowledge the inspiring achievements of a member of the local sporting community as was the Healthiest School Awards - celebrating our local schools' commitment to promoting health and wellbeing.  We have a wonderful group of sponsors too, helping to support our local athletes with the introduction of our Scholarships Program.

53 years strong, Sports Star's reputation remains as an outstanding initiative that acknowledges and champions local sporting achievements and identities.

Major Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsors


500 Club Sponsors

Griffin Family

Geoff McLeod

William Farmer Funerals

Bendigo Bearings

The Bridge Hotel Bendigo

Bells Transport

Ashworth Demolition

Custom Coffees

Dwyer Racing

Bendigo Stadium

Jack & Jean Trickey

MDH Constructions Pty Ltd

JL King & Co.

Paul Byrne & Dennis Barnett

BRB Electrical

Cartridge World

URMG – Chris Greene


Fire Alarm Essentials

Alan & Bev McCaig

Johanson Insurance Brokers

Trickey's Diesel Service

Ashby Sails Pty Ltd

Furphy Galvanising

Bendigo Truck Centre

McCaig Airconditioning

Bart N Print

Ruffell Jewellers

Travelcentre Bendigo

All Seasons Resort Hotel Bendigo

2 Cool Ice

National Hotel Motel Bendigo

Workforce XS

Dearaugo & Lea Electrical

Cathedral Motor Inn

D-Club247 Fitness

Grant Rule Men’s & Ladies Fashion

LTS Equipment

John Forbes

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