Western Australian Sports Star of the Year
The Western Australian Sports Star of the Year, currently known as The West Australian ANZ Sports Star of the Year, is an annual award for sportspeople from the Australian state of Western Australia and/or playing for teams based in Western Australia. It has been running since 1956.
The award has had several multiple winners. Cricketer Dennis Lillee won the award five times (1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, and 1981), and is the only person to win the award in consecutive years on two separate occasions. Another cricketer, Rod Marsh, was the second person to win the award four times (1972, 1973, 1974, and 1981), and is the only person to win the award in three consecutive years. Golfer Graham Marsh (1973, 1977, 1985, and 1986) and hockey player Ric Charlesworth (1976, 1979, 1986, and 1987) also won the award four times, while swimmer David Dickson (1961, 1963, and 1966) and tennis player Margaret Court (1969, 1970, and 1973) won the award three times.
Cricket has produced the most winners of the award, with 14 winners. Ten athletes and ten swimmers have won the award, as well as eight footballers, six cyclists, and six hockey players.
List of winners by year
List of winners by sport
- WA Sports Star of the Year 1956 to 2005, The West Australian, 11 January 2006.
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- "Meyer top of WA's sporting crop". 13 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- "Mickle earns WA sports star honour". 16 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- "Johnson bowls over Sports Star award". 8 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.