On Friday morning, at the Associated and Catholic College’s Awards Presentation Breakfast, Deb Santaromita received the prestigious Recognition Award. The citation is as follows:
The recipient of this year’s Recognition Award has been tireless in her support of ACC sport at Corpus Christi College for 30 years.
Deb is a multi-talented educator and coach who remains at the top of her game. Despite teaching across multiple learning areas in recent years, she has always remained a dedicated member of the HPE & Sport Team at Corpus Christi. She coordinates the selection trials of all Corpus Netball Teams along with staffing, umpires and student coaches for Netball. Deb has always been a hands-on coach with all Corpus teams, maintaining a constant presence whether it be Year 7 SASJ teams or Open girls’ teams. Regardless of whether they are home or away she will always be courtside either to coach players or mentor junior coaches. With a quick change of sports cap – she also coordinates with precision all the Corpus touch teams, including boys and girls SASJ teams. During Deb’s 30 years at the college, she has remained committed to preparing ACC swimming and athletics teams on top of her busy Netball and Touch commitments. She has also coached basketball and water polo teams and has acted in the role of Sports Coordinator during her time at the College.
Deb’s invaluable level of experience in the industry has informed significant positive change in SASJ Sub-Association sport and she has continued her interest and consultation regarding the next phase of the ACC expanded netball competitions. In 2017 and 2018 she was Assistant Coach and then Head coach of the ACC All Star Netball Team. In both years, the team was victorious against the SSWA team. She is currently organising a Corpus Netball Tour to the Gold Coast to develop our next generation of netball stars.
Deb continues to give over and above in the interest of sporting development. She has been a mentor to many in the industry and continues to move with the times, challenging everyone she connects with to raise the bar in terms of professionalism.
Deb is integral to the sporting fabric of Corpus Christi and in turn, the ACC, and due to her significant and long-standing contribution, she is most deserving of this Award for Recognition to ACC Sport.