Matt Wilson in the running for top award

Springwood swimmer, Matthew Wilson, been selected as a finalist for NSW's highest sports award, to be announced at the prestigious NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony on Monday, November 18.

Attended by the elite of NSW sport, the awards celebrate the achievements of NSW athletes, coaches, administrators and organisations across 13 Award-winning categories.

Wilson competed in the 2019 Australia National Swimming Championships, the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships and the 2019 FINA World Cup Swimming Event in Beijing.

At the FINA World Swimming Championships, Wilson equalled the world record in the 200m breaststroke semi-final. In the final, he was narrowly beaten for the gold, winning the silver medal.

The awards ceremony will also see Bradley Clyde (rugby league), John Holt (surf life saving), Lauren Jackson (basketball), Brent Livermore (hockey), Cheryl Salisbury (football) and Lisa Sthalekar (cricket) inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Richie Benaud (cricket) will be elevated to legend status.

Sport NSW Chairperson, Carolyn Campbell, congratulated all finalists saying they have represented NSW sport with honour and distinction over the past 12 months.

"Our nominated athletes and organisations have excelled at the highest levels and we congratulate them on their outstanding achievements. They have made an immense contribution to sport and to our state and have proven themselves to be fabulous community role models," said Ms Campbell.

"This year's nominations in all categories were first class and the chosen finalists uphold NSW's well-earned reputation as Australia's premier sports state."

Tickets to the Champions of Sport Ceremony are available to the public at www.sportnsw.com.au.