Manningham Civic Award winners

The Manningham Civic Awards recognise residents who’ve made exceptional contributions to the Manningham community through volunteer, unpaid or paid work.

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Citizen of the Year

Manningham's Citizen of the Year award goes to a resident whose outstanding contributions have improved the lives of our local community. Their contributions demonstrate a long-term commitment to community service, community innovation, philanthropy or volunteer work.

Citizen of the Year 2021 – Ian Goldsmith

Known as an outstanding leader in the community, with a commitment to community service and voluntary work, Ian Goldsmith has impacted the lives of many. As Board Chairman of Manningham Community Enterprises Ltd and President of Rotary Club of Manningham, he’s used his position to help people experiencing disadvantage, people with disabilities, older adults and young people in our community.

Ian Goldsmith - Civic Awards ceremony

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Citizen of the Year Honour Roll
2021

Ian Goldsmith

2019 Hardy Shum
2018 Geoff Roberts
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Young Citizen of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by a young Manningham resident to improve our local community. This can be demonstrated through leadership qualities, inspiring others through action or being a positive role model. 

Young Citizen of the Year 2021 – Sulaymaan Hafeez

Despite completing Year 12 in a challenging year, Sulaymaan didn’t stop serving his community. He is Vice Captain at East Doncaster Secondary College, a member of the Youth Advisory Council at EACH Doncaster and a volunteer at the United Muslim Migrants Association Doncaster Mosque where he ensures patrons adhere to COVID-safe requirements, assists seniors with IT access and mentors younger students.

Sulaymaan Hafeez - Civic Awards ceremony 

Do you know a young person who's working to improve the lives of our local community? Share their story with us by nominating them for our next awards!

Young Citizen of the Year Honour Roll
2021

Sulaymaan Hafeez

2019 Zoe Petropoulos
2018 Jade Chan
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Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by a volunteer in the Manningham community. It highlights the contributions made by the quiet achievers, who often work behind the scenes to build a stronger and more caring society. You can nominate someone for any volunteer contribution made in the areas of community service, civic engagement, environment, sport, the arts, education, business or advocacy.

Volunteer of the Year 2021 – Patricia Wheeler

Every fortnight for more than 30 years, Pat has played piano for residents at MannaCare during Sunday Services. Recognising her music has an impact on older people, she also plays for residents at the Roseville Retirement Village. An avid volunteer, Pat has been a foster parent to five children in the 70s and knit prostheses for Knitted Knockers Australia, for women who have undergone mastectomies.

Patricia Wheeler - Civic Awards ceremony

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Volunteer of the Year Honour Roll
2021

Patricia Wheeler

2019 Kathy Monley
2018 Teresa Clarke
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Community Group Achievement Award

This award recognises community organisations, clubs or groups who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the lives of the Manningham community. Nominees must be not for profit community organisations who’ve made a tangible difference to diversity, acceptance and tolerance, community spirit and social connectedness in the Manningham community.

Community groups may be nominated for a specific project undertaken in the last 12 months that demonstrates a positive impact made to the Manningham community.

Community Achievement Award 2021 – Manningham State Emergency Service (SES)

Manningham SES has a long and proud history, providing 24 hours, seven days a week volunteer support to the community during times of storms and floods. Not only do volunteers spend endless hours learning new skills and maintaining their competencies, they also educate the wider community in preparation for natural disasters. They are called on to provide support to Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Fire Rescue Victoria, Country Fire Authority and assist council at community events.

Manningham SES - Civic Awards ceremony

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Community Achievement Award Honour Roll
2021

Manningham State Emergency Service

2019 Doncaster All Abilities Basketball
2018 Women’s Friendship Group
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Sports Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises individuals who demonstrate excellence in the sporting arena and/or displays exemplary leadership in the Manningham sporting community. This award is for people who inspire others, encourage participation and embody the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. 

Along with those who play sport, you can nominate anyone who contributes to Manningham’s sporting community off the field.  This includes coaches, referees/ umpires, organisers, volunteers and officials. If you’d like to nominate someone for an achievement made through a paid role, please demonstrate how they’ve contributed to the Manningham community in addition to their expected duties.

Sports Volunteer of the Year 2021 – Roland Frasca

Roland ‘Rolly’ Frasca first joined Doncaster Junior Football Club (DJFC) in 2011 as a parent and coordinator of its Auskick Program. After his children grew up and found other interests, he remained as coach to young children, later joining the committee to manage registrations and became Grounds Manager. Rolly truly embodies the community spirit through his contribution to the club.

Roland Frasca - Civic Awards ceremony

Do you know someone who volunteers for our sporting community? Share their story with us by nominating them for our next awards!

Sports Volunteer of the Year Honour Roll
2021

Roland Frasca

2019 Alan Duffus
2018 Alf Molinaro