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Paul Trisley Award

At its annual conference, ANZSLA makes an Award in memory of Paul Trisley who was a well respected sports lawyer and an original member of ANZSLA.  The Paul Trisley Award was named after Paul at the 2001 ANZSLA Conference, in memory of a dedicated and inaugural ANZSLA member who was best known as both a legal advisor and sporting administrator.   This Award was previously known as the 'Conference Paper'.

Paul acted for most of the sporting clubs and organisations in the Newcastle area, and much of the work he did was on a voluntary/pro bono basis.  He was granted life membership of a number of these organisations, was a Papal Knight and a year prior to his death was named the St. Thomas Moore Society Lawyer of the Year. He was jointly responsible for the holding of regular meetings of ANZSLA members and other lawyers with sporting interests for several years and played a great part in the organisation of the very successful 1997 Annual ANZSLA conference in Newcastle.

The Paul Trisley Award is made to a person who has never presented at an ANZSLA event or been previously published in the ANZSLA Journal, who, in the opinion of the judges, produces the best paper. The judging takes into account the paper's accuracy, originality, practical value to sports administrators and lawyers, and its academic quality.

Entries fo the 2018 Paul Trisley Award compeition must be received by ANZSLA 's Executive Manager via email to by Sunday, 2 September 2018.

 Further information about the Award, eligibility conditions and an article submission form can be downloaded from this page.


Paul Trisley Award Winners

Year Winner Paper Title

1995 Lionel Hogg Legal issues for sports sponsors – maximising
sponsorship value

1996  Catherine Ordway      Who will represent Australia at the 2000
Olympics? Case Study - Handball

1997   Tracy Molloy              Human Rights Act 1993: Club and Sport
Exceptions - necessary evil or unjustified erosion
of the principle of non-discrimination?              

1998    Jane Calvert                  Creativity in Sport and Intellectual property

1999   Martin Kosla        Imposing a legal duty on the governing body of a
sport to alter its rules to prevent participant injury  - an insight into Hyde’s Case

2000  Michael Rowe                 Anti-siphoning & anti-hoarding under the
Broadcasting Services Act

2001    Talia Metz          Ambush marketing

2002    Aaron Pickett           HIV in sport

2003    Stuart Barnard          Secondary victims and their recovery from
                                                        mental injury

2004     Matthew Bradford       Sport, gender and law

2005    Richard Redman      A closer look at cost awards in the Court of
Arbitration for Sport

2006     Simon Johnson        Show me the money!  Player agents and conflicts
of interest

2007   Paul Horvath             League structure, economics and best
governance practice in metropolitan Australian
Football Leagues

2008    Kiri Hill-Dunne           It’s just not cricket – Charitable Trusts ought to
                                                        be more sporting

2009    Alex Campbell           With specific regard to NZ, what action has, and
should be done, to constrain sportspeople from
competing with countries in breach of
                                                        international jus cogens norms?

2011   David Trodden         Wests Tigers Rugby League Football v National
Rugby League – the case that could have
                                                        stopped the NRL

2012    Matthew Nicholas    The field of play doctrine: social convenience and
rigorous legal reasoning

2013   Tenille Burnside             An analysis of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code

2014    Victoria Wark                 All for one and one for all.... for how much
                                                        longer?  How WADA could fix the Code to tackle
                                                        doping in professional team sport

2015   Anthony Crocker      The integrity of sport and the privilege against
                                                        self-incrimination – is ASADA playing by the

2016        Callum Fleming              The I in Team: Issues for Team Sports under the
                                                       World-Anti Doping Code


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