Sydney Swans young-gun Errol Gulden has added another achievement to an excellent individual year, nominated as a finalist for Young Athlete of the Year in the 2023 rebel NSW Sports Awards.

The 2023 NSW Sports Awards are the state’s highest sports honours, with 12 category winners to be revealed at the prestigious rebel NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony in Sydney on November 20.

Attended by the elite of NSW sport, the Awards will celebrate the achievements of NSW athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and organisations.

Gulden’s nomination comes just weeks after he was named Sydney Swans Club Champion with his first Bob Skilton Medal.

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy product took his game to new heights in 2023, averaging 27 disposals, five tackles and kicked on average one-goal per game.

Gulden was also rewarded for his standout season with his first All-Australian blazer.


Gulden is in good company, with fellow nominees across other categories including the likes of Olympic champion canoeist Jessica Fox, and Matildas star Caitlin Foord.

In his category of Young Athlete of the Year, he is up against swimmer Olivia Wunsch, athlete Delta Amidzovski, surfer Jarvis Earle and surf life saver Conner Maggs.

Sport Chief Executive, Stuart Hodge, congratulated all 61 finalists across the 12 Award categories saying they performed outstandingly and made an immense contribution to their sport.

“These worthy finalists in each category have excelled at the highest levels, and we congratulate them on their magnificent achievements over the past 12 months,” said Hodge.

“These finalists join a magnificent assembly of previous athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and organisations who have been considered as finalists in the most prestigious sports Awards NSW offers.

“Sport in NSW is blessed to produce so many exceptional athletes, coaches, administrators, and officials. This is a credit to their brilliant individual efforts, but also to the teams of dedicated and unselfish support staff, family, and friends who, behind the scenes, made such an immense contribution.

“Sport is the universal language which binds communities together across NSW. Sport promotes healthy living and drives societal change, and our finalists are wonderful examples of inspiration for athletes, coaches and administrators of all ages and abilities,” he added.