Judging Criteria

The criterion for the supreme Halberg Award is:

The Halberg Award will be awarded to the individual athlete, athlete in a team, or team whose achievement represented excellence in sport at the highest level. 

When voting the judges consider the following:

  1. Regarding the achievement, was it in that sport's 'pinnacle event' (eg Olympics, Paralympics, Rugby World Cup)
  2. Regarding the achievement, was it a world record, or world ranking or recognition (eg 'World Player of the Year').
  3. Regarding the achievement, the quality of the field / competition
  4. the global nature of the sport.

This is in turn applied to the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Disabled Sportsperson & Team awards (which are all eligible for the supreme Halberg Award), as well as the Coach award.