Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence

12 Jun, 2013

Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence | NOMINATION FORM

In May 2003, the then Prime Minister, the Most Honourable P. J. Patterson, at a function held in Ambassador Courtney Walsh’s honour, made the announcement of an annual cash award of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars (J$500,000) to a person who has represented Jamaica in the field of sport and who has, among other attributes, some of the exemplary qualities of Courtney Walsh both on and off the field.

In fine tuning the Award, consultations were made with a number of sources to ensure its integrity. KPMG Peat Marwick and Partners was subsequently contracted to establish the selection criteria (copy attached).

The objectives of the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence are to:

  • Formally recognise the achievements of a sports person who displays a high level of humility, integrity, discipline and other exemplary qualities, while excelling in the field of sports.
  • Encourage athletes to maintain a high level of discipline and integrity, both on and off the field of sports.
  • Encourage athletes to strive for excellence.
  • Encourage athletes to remain humble, even when they are Excelling.
  • Formally recognise the achievements of Courtney Walsh


  • $ 500,000 Cash and the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence Trophy

FORMER AWARDEES                                                                                   

2014 Michael Frater
2013 Wavell Hinds
2012 Veronica Campbell Brown
2011 Dr. Neil Gardner
2010 Aleen Bailey
2009 Brigitte Foster-Hylton
2008 Nehemiah Perry
2007 Elaine Davis
2006 Deon Hemmings – McCatty
2005 Jimmy Adams


Mr. Brian George Chairman & CEO, SVL
Dr. Winston Dawes CHASE Director
Ms. Fae Ellington CHASE Director
Mr. Saleem Lazarus CHASE Director
Dr. Donovan Bennett Jamaica Cricket Association
Hon. Mike Fennell Jamaica Olympic Association
Mr. H.G. Helps Sports Media
Dr. Walton Small Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association
Mr. Don Anderson Institute of Sports
Mr. Compton Rodney Jamaica Olympic Association
Lt. Colonel Jaime Ogilvie Institute of Sports


  • World record number of test wickets (519) and the first bowler in the history of the game to take 500 wickets
  • Most balls bowled by any test player – 30,019
  • Most tests played by any West Indian cricketer

Personal Attributes:

  • A commitment to excellence
  • Discipline
  • Indefatigable energy
  • Decorum