Vote 1 for Diamonds and Geitz in ASPA’s

aisportperformanceThe all-conquering Australian Diamonds continue to be recognised for the world domination, nominated for two major accolades in the 2016 AIS Sport Performance Awards (ASPA).

The Diamonds are a finalist in the Team of the Year category with coach Lisa Alexander aiming for back-to-back success in the Coach of the Year category.

Those two awards will be determined by a judging panel with the winners to be announced at a gala function in Sydney on February 24.

But netball fans are able to vote for the Diamonds and captain Laura Geitz as either `Sports Personality of the Year’ or the publically determined `Team of the Year’ for 2015.

Voting on those two categories are now open and close on February 17. Click here to cast your vote for the Diamonds and Geitz.

Last year’s winners were NRL side the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley.

The AIS Sport Performance Awards – or ASPAs – are a celebration of the nation’s sporting achievements and will see winners crowned in a number of categories including: male athlete; female athlete; Para-performance; and emerging athlete of the year.

AIS Director Matt Favier said the people’s choice awards were a great way to get the nation’s fervent sports fans involved in the action.

“It was an extraordinary year for Australian sport in 2015 with so many triumphs in the international arena at world championships and some stunning feats in our domestic competitions,” Favier said.

“This year promises to be even more exciting, with many of our athletes focused on the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Sport inspires so much debate and a great talking point, people are passionate about the teams they support and athletes they admire.

“I urge all Australian fans to become a selector for a day, cast your vote and help us choose Australia’s favourite team and personality for 2015.”