At its annual conference, ANZSLA makes an Award in memory of Paul Trisley who was a well respected sports lawyer and an original member of ANZSLA. The Paul Trisley Award was named after Paul at the 2001 ANZSLA Conference, in memory of a dedicated and inaugural ANZSLA member who was best known as both a legal advisor and sporting administrator. This Award was previously known as the 'Conference Paper'.
Paul acted for most of the sporting clubs and organisations in the Newcastle area, and much of the work he did was on a voluntary/pro bono basis. He was granted life membership of a number of these organisations, was a Papal Knight and a year prior to his death was named the St. Thomas Moore Society Lawyer of the Year. He was jointly responsible for the holding of regular meetings of ANZSLA members and other lawyers with sporting interests for several years and played a great part in the organisation of the very successful 1997 Annual ANZSLA conference in Newcastle.
The Paul Trisley Award is made to a person who has never presented at an ANZSLA event or been previously published in the ANZSLA Journal, who, in the opinion of the judges, produces the best paper. The judging takes into account the paper's accuracy, originality, practical value to sports administrators and lawyers, and its academic quality.
Entries for the 2023 Paul Trisley Award competition must be received by ANZSLA 's Executive Manager via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 3 September 2023.
Further information about the Award, eligibility conditions and an article submission form can be downloaded from this page.
|Year||Winning Paper||Paper Title|
|1995||Lionel Hogg||Legal issues for sports sponsors – maximising sponsorship value|
|1996||Catherine Ordway||Who will represent Australia at the 2000 Olympics? Case Study - Handball|
|1997||Tracy Molloy||Human Rights Act 1993: Club and Sport Exceptions - necessary evil or unjustified erosion of the principle of non-discrimination?|
|1998||Jane Calvert||Creativity in Sport and Intellectual property|
|1999||Martin Kosla||Imposing a legal duty on the governing body of a sport to alter its rules to prevent participant injury - an insight into Hyde’s Case|
|2000||Michael Rowe||Anti-siphoning & anti-hoarding under the Broadcasting Services Act|
|2001||Talia Metz||Ambush marketing|
|2002||Aaron Pickett||HIV in sport|
|2003||Stuart Barnard||Secondary victims and their recovery from mental injury|
|2004||Matthew Bradford||Sport, gender and law|
|2005||Richard Redman||A closer look at cost awards in the Court of Arbitration for Sport|
|2006||Simon Johnson||Show me the money! Player agents and conflicts of interest|
|2007||Paul Horvath||League structure, economics and best governance practice in metropolitan Australian Football Leagues|
|2008||Kiri Hill-Dunne||It’s just not cricket – Charitable Trusts ought to be more sporting|
|2009||Alex Campbell||With specific regard to NZ, what action has, and should be done, to constrain sportspeople from competing with countries in breach of international jus cogens norms?|
|2011||David Trodden||Wests Tigers Rugby League Football v National Rugby League – the case that could have stopped the NRL|
|2012||Matthew Nicholas||The field of play doctrine: social convenience and rigorous legal reasoning|
|2013||Tenille Burnside||An analysis of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code|
|2014||Victoria Wark||All for one and one for all.... for how much longer? How WADA could fix the Code to tackle doping in professional team sport|
|2015||Anthony Crocker||The integrity of sport and the privilege against self-incrimination – is ASADA playing by the rules?|
|Callum Fleming||The I in Team: Issues for Team Sports under the World-Anti Doping Code|
|Sarah Copley||Levelling the playing field or unfair advantage? How to regulate the use of assistive technology by disabled athletes|
2020 Peter Divitcos Match-Fixing in Sport: A Coordinated, Targeted and Comprehensive Network of Actors
2021 Millie Jones No right without a remedy: integrating human rights protection into sports dispute resolution
2022 Marie Mills Enlisting cultural change in the battle against corruption in sport