Dean Blair Trophy


Dean Blair

Dean Blair was a member of Kiama Little Athletics from September to December 1980.  During his short but impressive membership he excelled in both track and field.  A natural athlete, Dean broke an amazing fifteen (15) records in the Under 10 Age Group in three (3) months, some of which still stand today.  His goal was to compete at the Olympics.

Some of his achievements were:

100m 14.6
200m 29.8
400m 1:06.8
800m 2:42.1
60m/h 10.3
Long Jump 14.35m
Discus 23.90m


Tragically Dean’s life was cut short on the 5th of December 1980 in a playground accident at school.  He had been preparing for the Zone Championships which were to commence the following day.  As a result a perpetual trophy honoring Dean’s memory was kindly donated by the family of fellow athletes, Kirk & Garth Brown.  This trophy is awarded to the winner of the point score every year.

Past winners of the Dean Blair Memorial Trophy are:


1981: Karen Tieck 2002 Lauren Hatton 2023 Isaac Winchester
1982: Glen Doney 2003: Emily Forrest
1983: Leanne Wilford 2004: Alanna Smith
1984: Debbie Smith 2005: Talissa Scott
1985: Rennee Brennen 2006: Talissa Scott
1986: Mark Pardoe 2007: Talissa Scott
1987: Haley O’Sullivan & Damien Piper 2008: Larni Cowgill
1988: David Lange 2009: Jake Cleal-Cook
1989: Danielle Scott 2010: Sienna Waldie
1990: Mathew Bowden 2011: Jasper Arnold
1991: Nicholas Cooper 2012: Ella Cleal-Cook
1992: Monica DiMaio 2013: Jake Cleal-Cook
1993: Jasmine Bell 2014: Jonah Nieborak
1994: Paul Ross 2015: Ella Cleal-Cook
1995: Andrew Poppett 2016: Lachlan Poole
1996: Vanessa Poppett 2017: Lachlan Poole
1997: Andrew Poppett 2018: Isabelle Hodgson
1998: Jared Poppett 2019: Isabelle Hodgson
1999: Rebekah Tobin 2020: Maiya Hewitt
2000: Paul James-White & Jessica Davies 2021: Eadie Cychowski
2001: Keiran Forrest 2022: Anna Cychowski