Scarlet Blaze MVP

The Scarlet Blaze MVP ('SBMVP') is presented annually to an athlete in Victoria's premier competition who has displayed excellent sportspersonship, athleticism, and Victorian spirit during the regular season.

Scarlet Blaze

The Scarlet Blaze is Victoria's Federation Flower, selected in 2001 to commemorate Australia's Centenary of Federation. It is a blood-red variety of Cinnamon Wattle (acacia leprosa) discovered in a Victorian forest in 1995 by two bush walkers. The Scarlet Blaze is described by the Australian National Herbarium as 'one of the twentieth century's most surprising and significant horticultural discoveries'.

 

The unique qualities of this flower aptly reflected the unique characteristics desired in a Victorian MVP recipient, and subsequently the Scarlet Blaze was chosen as the name for the award.

The Award

Every new recipient of the SBMVP shall receive a red ('scarlet') robe. This is a special robe awarded once per athlete. Therefore, it is expected that a SBMVP recipient demonstrates appropriate care and respect for their robe.

Athletes who are multiple recipients of the SBMVP shall recieve a patch to be placed on the dominant playing arm of their robe. Each patch represents an element of the Victorian State Badge. Refer to the guidelines below.

Recipients

Scarlet Blaze MVP Guidelines

Updated 29 November 2017

1.0 The Scarlet Blaze MVP shall be awarded to the athlete who is voted the most valuable player for the premier Victorian men's and women's water polo leagues during the premier Victorian water polo competition.

1.1 As of 29 November 2017 the premier Victorian league for men and women is defined respectively as:

  • Men's State League One ('MSL1')

  • Women's State League One ('WSL1')

1.2  As of 29 November 2017 the premier Victorian water polo competition is defined as:

  • Water Polo Victoria State Championships

1.3 The Scarlet Blaze MVP shall not be awarded to an athlete outside of the premier Victorian water polo leagues and/or an athlete outside of the premier Victorian water polo competition.

1.4 It is expected that successful recipients of the award display excellent sportspersonship, athleticism and Victorian spirit during the regular season of the competition.

2.0 Subject to requirements 1.0 - 1.4, the Scarlet Blaze MVP shall be awarded to successful athletes commencing in the 2017/18 Water Polo Victoria season and beyond.

2.1 The Scarlet Blaze MVP shall not be 'backdated' and awarded to athletes who have successfully fulfilled requirements 1.0 - 1.4 in Water Polo Victoria competitions prior to the 2017/18 season.

3.0 The Scarlet Blaze MVP robe (refer to Figure A) shall be awarded once per athlete.

3.1 It is expected that all recipients of the Scarlet Blaze MVP shall respect the award and take appropriate care of their robe.

3.2 Subject to 3.1 each robe is designated specially to a recipient and it is expected to only be worn by that recipient. If Water Polo Victoria finds that a robe has been deliberately worn by a non-recipient, especially at a water polo related event, the owner of the robe may be ineligible to purchase a replacement. Refer to 3.4.

3.3 In the event a Scarlet Blaze MVP robe is lost or damaged beyond repair, the recipient may request to purchase a replacement robe and/or replacement patches (refer to 4.0) at their own expense.

3.4 A request for a replacement robe may be denied if Water Polo Victoria finds that a robe was lost or damaged due to negligence.

4.0 Athletes who receive the Scarlet Blaze MVP on more than one occasion shall be awarded a patch to be placed on their robe on the side of their dominant playing arm. Each patch represents an element of the Victorian State Badge. Refer to Figure B for positioning of patches.

4.1 The patches shall be awarded as follows:

  • 2nd Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (white)

  • 3rd Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 6-point star (white)

  • 4th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (white)

  • 5th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 5-point star (white)

  • 6th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 8-point star (white)

  • 7th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: St Edward's Crown (coloured)

4.2 In the event an athlete receives the Scarlet Blaze MVP award more than seven times, silver coloured patches shall be awarded to replace the existing regular coloured patches on the side of their dominant playing arm in the same order as 4.1:

 

  • 8th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (silver)

  • 9th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 6-point star (silver)

  • 10th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (silver)

  • 11th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 5-point star (silver)

  • 12th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 8-point star (silver)

  • 13th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: St Edward's Crown (silver)

 

4.3 In the event an athlete receives the Scarlet Blaze MVP award more than thirteen times, gold coloured patches shall be awarded to replace the existing silver coloured patches on the side of their dominant playing arm in the same order as 4.1 and 4.2:​

  • 14th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (gold)​

  • 15th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 6-point star (gold)

  • 16th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 7-point star (gold)

  • 17th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 5-point star (gold)

  • 18th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: 8-point star (gold)

  • 19th Scarlet Blaze MVP award: St Edward's Crown (gold)

4.4 In the event an athlete receives the Scarlet Blaze MVP award twenty times, a special award may be presented to the recipient of the Scarlet Blaze MVP at the discretion of Water Polo Victoria.

5.0 The colour of the Scarlet Blaze MVP robe shall be red in colour, preferably scarlet.

Figure A Scarlet Blaze MVP Robe

Figure B Scarlet Blaze MVP Robe patches. Dominant playing arm.

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