Over the next few days, we’ll be announcing the winners of the inaugural ShowGame Awards. These awards will try to reflect the best of what we’ve seen this year, as well as recognising the people who have worked hard to make the sport what it is.
This is obviously the first time we’ve done these awards, so the process is brand new. That means we might have missed people you think were obvious picks, or maybe we picked the wrong people or even the wrong order. That’s fine! We’re after discussion here after all, but rest assured that any omissions were not for the want of trying and that we don’t hate your team or anyone in it. We’ll see how this year goes and try to improve the process for next year whatever happens, so if there’s anything that you’d like to see changed or needs to be done differently, let us know!
As a reminder, here are the categories we’ll be awarding:
- Player of the Year
- Best Newcomer
- Best Thrower
- Best Cutter
- Best Defender
- Best Young Player
- Best of the Rest
- Coach of the Year
- Play of the Year
- Community Spirit Award
We’ll be doing separate awards for all three divisions in the first list with two POTYs for mixed. Otherwise, those awards will cover both male- and female-matching players in mixed. The final three awards will combine all three divisions into one category.
The final thing to note: if a player wins POTY, they are automatically ineligible for any other award. That’s why we’ll be doing that one first, since the detectives amongst you probably would have been able to work out who won POTYs after not seeing people mentioned in the slightest ahead of the announcement.
Here’s a timeline for when we’ll be announcing everything:
December 19: Community Spirit Award
December 20: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year
December 21: Best Young Player, Best Newcomer, Best of the Rest
December 22: Best Thrower, Best Cutter, Best Defender
The voting for the Play of the Year award will start on New Year’s Day!