Breakthrough wins Victorian Sport & Recreation Award!
The RACV Energy Breakthrough has won the Victorian Sport & Recreation Award for Best Community Event!
The awards ceremony was held on Monday Nov 19, 2007, in Melbourne. Brian O’Connor of the RACV Energy Breakthrough Planning Committee received the award and made a brief, impromptu speech!
The awards are hosted & presented by the Minister for Sport & Recreation, Hon James Merlino.
The win was a richly deserved award for the 2006 event, which was hailed by many participants as the “Best in a decade”.
For more information on the Department for Sport & Recreation, head to:www.sport.vic.gov.au
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Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing); and the Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix in 2019.