Michelle Payne & Brother (top) Dylan Alcott (bottom)

Congratulations to Dylan Alcott (tennis) and Michelle Payne (horse racing) for taking out the Victorian Sports Person of the year award for 2015. The two were sitting equal and could not be divided by the voting panel, so were both awarded Sportsperson of the Year. Dylan Alcott took home 12 titles and 2 majors in 2015. Additionally, Alcott received a number of awards throughout the year including Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability at both the Victorian and Australian Tennis Awards.

Michelle has shown great determination throughout the year. She has become a national leader for women in sport, who is currently viewed as one of the best jockeys in Victoria, after becoming the first female rider to guide a winner over the Melbourne Cup finish line.