Who is Australia’s sports personality of the year?
World No.1 Ash Barty and cricket superstar Ellyse Perry lead a stellar list of Australian athletes as finalists for the annual AIS Sport Performance Awards popular vote in 2019, with Australian fans to decide the winners.
The Australian Institute of Sport, in partnership with ABC Grandstand, is calling on the Australian public to determine the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and the Best Sporting Moment of the past 12-months, which will be announced at the AIS Sport Performance Awards at The Star, Sydney on Tuesday 10 December.
Fresh from securing the year end world No.1 ranking and about to lead Australia’s Fed Cup hopes in Perth, Barty features in the short-list of finalists for both Australia’s most popular sporting individual and the award for most inspirational moment that defined 2019.
Perry is also in the mix across the two categories with an outstanding individual performance during Australia’s successful Ashes campaign as the leading run scorer and wicket taker of the series.
Now in its sixth year, the AIS Sport Performance Awards recognise Australia’s leading athletes, teams and coaches, and celebrate their outstanding achievements in high performance sport.
AIS CEO Peter Conde says the public choice award categories give Australian sporting fans the opportunity to become involved in the prestigious event and get behind their favourite athlete or team.
ABC SPORT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Ash Barty (Tennis)
Sally Fitzgibbons (Surfing)
Hannah Green (Golf)
Ariarne Titmus (Swimming)
Ellyse Perry (Cricket)
Patty Mills (Basketball)
Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair-Tennis)
Nat Fyfe (AFL)
James Tedesco (Rugby League)
Scotty James (Snowboard)
Caleb Ewan (Cycling)
Steve Smith (Cricket)
Who do you think should win the sports personality of the year?