Lena Plambeck receives AUF’s Best Sportsperson Award

Graham Henderson presents Lena Plambeck with AUF Best Sportsperson Award

Graham Henderson presents Lena Plambeck with AUF Best Sportsperson Award

At the recent National Championships held in Palm Bach, Queensland, Lena Plambeck was presented with the Australian Underwater Federation's prestigious annual prize: Sportsperson of the Year.

Originally a New South Whales player, Lena represented the West Australian Women's team at this years Nationals. Her experience is extensive, Lena has played for and captained several Australian teams and sports a handful of gold medals and championship trophies. However, it is not only these successes which won her this award.

The AUF Sportsperson of the Year is adjudicated on the following sub categories.

  1. Personal attitude to competitive underwater sports.
  2. Conduct in relation to fellow competitors.
  3. Participation in Club and minor competitions.
  4. Participation in State and major competitions.
  5. Assistance and encouragement rendered to others in improving their ability.
  6. Contributions towards the betterment of the nominee’s Club.

Over the course of Lena's underwater hockey career, she has excelled. All who know her can easily understand her  eligibility for this nomination. Lena is a deserving recipient, having dedicated much of her experience and expertise in underwater hockey to the development of the sport and its players.