The NSW Government has recognised the exceptional service of an Australian Filipino handball player for his service to sport.

Bevan Stuart Calvert was awarded the Sports Medal as part of the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals.

Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee congratulated Bevan for his incredible contributions to the sport of handball and as a role model in multicultural communities.

“Bevan is an elite athlete that represents Australia at the highest level. He has been a pioneer in the sport, achieving many firsts for Australia in handball,” Mr Lee said.

“Importantly, Bevan is also a beloved role model for the Australian Filipino community in NSW, inspiring young people from all backgrounds to play the sport.”

Bevan’s mother Violi Calvert said Bevan was honoured to be recognised by the NSW Government.

“Bevan is a proud Australian Filipino who has always been proud of his background and heritage. He has never lost sight of who he is or where he comes from,” Ms Calvert said.

“Bevan passes on his passion for handball to young people and continues to be a role model to youth in our community.

“I could not be more proud of my son’s achievements and that he has been recognised as this year’s Sports Medal winner.”

For more information about the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals program, see:


From the NSW Government under Geoff Lee, Ministry of Skills and Tertiary Education, Minister of Sports, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans

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