ANZSLA created an award in memory of Denis Callinan who was a well respected lawyer and ANZSLA member. 

The Denis Callinan Award recognises members who render commendable community service in the field of sports law.  The recipient of the award is presented with a trophy in recognition of their outstanding community service, and the right to nominate an appropriate recipient of a grant of AU$2000 or NZ$2000 (dependent on the country of the recipient and subject to the approval of the ANZSLA Board).

The deadline for 2018 submissions is Friday, 7 September 2018.  For full details and terms and conditions download the document from this page.

This award is generously sponsored by the Queensland Traffic Offenders Program of which Denis was a founder.

Denis Callinan Award Winners

Andy Gibson

Inaugural Award 2012
$2000 grant recipient: Surf Life Saving Australia  

Paul J Hayes

Awarded in 2013
$2,000 grant recipient: The Australian Paralympic Committee  

Tony Nolan QC

Awarded in 2014
$2,000 grant recipient: Play by the Rules

Maria Clarke

Awarded in 2015
$2,000 grant recipient: RSIS Refugees in Sport Initiative (Refugees as Survivors in New Zealand)

Paul David QC

Awarded in 2016 
Sir John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation (Community Learn to Swim Program)

John Marshall SC

Awarded in 2017
Maroubra United FC (Juniors)