b'ANNUAL REVIEW2020 VICTORIAN 20 21SPORT AWARDSUnfortunately, the mostVicsport CEO Lisa Hasker said:prestigious night on theMalcolm has been an Victorian sporting calendarwas postponed this year outstanding leader in with COVID-19 lockdownssport for many years and affecting the 2020 Victorianhas provided leadership Sport Awards. and mentoring to a Hosted in partnership with the Statenumber of current Government of Victoria, the eventleaders in the sporting was originally planned to be held on Thursday 3 June at Marvel Stadium,industry. This award is Docklands, but was rescheduled toso well deserved and we be held in the new financial year. Recognising and celebrating theare very pleased to be outstanding achievements in theformally recognising his Victorian sport and recreationachievements.industry during the 2020 calendar year, the Victorian Sport Awards were set to be run slightly differently this year. Due to the effects of COVID-19 and lockdowns, eight accolades were to be presented, down from 19 last year, with a larger focus on initiatives and innovations that kept the Victorian sporting community connected. A new award, the Sport Initiative of the Year, was introduced to specifically honour those who succeeded in enabling more people to participate in sport activities during the pandemic. Almost 100 nominations were received with SSAs and the broader sporting public taking part in the nomination process. The eighth and most esteemed award presented on the night is the Outstanding Contribution to Victorian Sport Award which honours an individuals lifetime contribution to sport in our state. This years winner was announced as Malcolm Speed AO who has had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer, sports administrator and company director. His tireless work helped shape cricket and basketball both at home and abroad and he contributed invaluably to a number of other sports including cycling, golf and Australian rules football.VVicsportAnnual Review 20/21|P07P5icsport Annual Review 20/21|'