The National Coursing Association of Victoria will be holding their 2015 Awards Night on Thursday 21 January, 2016 at Sandown Park Greyhound Track (Roy Maidment Memorial Race Night).
The night incorporates the recognition of the Awards for the 2015 Coursing season – The Coursing Greyhound of The Year; Coursing Bitch of the Year; Coursing Trainer of the Year, Coursing Owner of the Year and it will also include the Junior Encouragement Award – An award offered to young trainers who are learning the art of training coursing dogs.
There will be a buffet dinner available and anyone who would like to come celebrate the night are more than welcome to book a table.
For more information, please see Roy Maidment Coursing Awards Night flyer
This evening will also include the yearly award of the Noel Banks Medal.
A little bit more about Noel Banks:
Noel Banks was devoted to coursing and spent a great amount of his time ensuring that this age old sport survived. He was the keeper of the Stud Book and Secretary of the NCA for 17 years. His breeding knowledge was second to none having bred 11 Waterloo Cup Winners, Trained 6 Waterloo Cup winners, he was a member of the then Greyhound Racing Control Board now known as Greyhound Racing Victoria for 24 years and on the Executive of the NCA for 14 years.
When live hare coursing was prohibited, Noel along with some other dedicated Coursing men and women worked hard to find an alternative, which is the drag lure system we use at many of the tracks today.
These people along with Noel undertook their passion as volunteers, as is the case today.