The 2022 Support4Sport Awards Finalists

Support4Sport Awards

Sport Nova Scotia announces 2022 Support4Sport Awards finalists

Halifax, NS (May 24, 2022) 
– The greatest in the Nova Scotia amateur sport sector will be recognized this Saturday, May 28 at the 2022 Sport Nova Scotia Support4Sport Awards. World champions, leading officials, devoted coaches and faithful volunteers will be honoured at these awards.

The Support4Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. Each of the finalists were nominated by their provincial sport organization as the best in their sport. Their achievements were judged through a multi-level selection process that considers their complete athletic performance throughout the year, as well as their top achievement of the season.

Full list of PSO Winners:*(1).pdf

Overall Support4Sport Awards finalists

Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Golf – Abbey Baker, 17, Halifax
Soccer – Annika Leslie, 19, Halifax
Water Skiing – Olivia Chute,17, Fall River

Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Canoe Kayak – Ian Gaudet, 18, Dartmouth
Figure Skating – Jacob Cote, 16, Dartmouth
Golf – Owen Mullen, 18, Shortts Lake

Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Gymnastics – Ellie Black, 26, Halifax
Hockey – Blayre Turnbull, 28, Stellarton
Rowing – Brienne Miller, 28, Summerland

Senior Male Athlete of the Year

Canoe Kayak – Connor Fitzpatrick, 23, Dartmouth
Snowboarding – Liam Moffatt, 25, Londonderry
Soccer – Jacob Shaffelburg, 22, Port Williams

Coach of the Year

Gymnastics – David Kikuchi, Fall River
Hockey – Troy Ryan, Hubbards
Softball – Mark Smith, Falmouth

Official of the Year

Gymnastics & Trampoline – Thorne Sutherland, Lunenburg
Hockey – Shauna Neary, Herring Cove
Soccer – Ben Hoskins, Lower Sackville

Additional awards to be announced on May 28 include the Sport Makes a Difference Award, the Community Sport Organization Award, and the Chair Award. Volunteers of the Year and Corporate Sponsors of the Year from each provincial sport organization will also be recognized.


“We are so delighted to be hosting this year’s Support4Sport Awards in person. Sport Nova Scotia is incredibly proud of all the athletes and members of the amateur sport sector being recognized at the event. It is wonderful to see sport programs and events begin to get into the swing of things again after the past 2 years of challenges. The pandemic made it very clear just how important sport is to all of us and what a necessary part of our lives it is. These awards are an excellent venue to celebrate all that Nova Scotians do in sport and the sports themselves. We are honoured to celebrate with all the award recipients and recognize the important contributions each has made”
-Jamie Ferguson, Sport Nova Scotia CEO

“All nominees should be proud of their accomplishments in sport. As Nova Scotians, we’re proud to celebrate the hard work, dedication and excellence of these individuals. We look forward to celebrating with each and every award recipient this year, in person”
-Bob MacKinnon, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

Quick Facts

Sport Nova Scotia
• Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government federation representing over 55 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.


• The Support4Sport Awards are made possible by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Support4Sport program, which was introduced in 2006. Funds are raised through the sale of designated lottery products. Each time one of those products are sold, 100 per cent of the proceeds help Nova Scotians get in the game. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $51 million. Support4Sport is the largest source of funding for amateur sport in Nova Scotia.

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Katherine Langford
Manager of Public Relations & Communications, Sport Nova Scotia
(902) 292-0037

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