Penrith Panthers has been named the Sport NSW Team of the Year for a second straight time at the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony on Monday night.
The Panthers claimed the award following the club's third consecutive premiership in a year the side won 21 of 27 games and won the minor premiership.
Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher and Chairman Peter Graham attended the gala dinner to collect the award on behalf of the club.
Meanwhile, Penrith local Jessica Fox was named Sport NSW Athlete of the Year, while her mother Myriam Fox was declared Coach of the Year.
"We've got a wonderful culture right through the place (at Panthers). We stick to a plan and we have a wonderful pathway," Fletcher said.
"Our culture starts with the coaches. Ivan Cleary is a wonderful man and he has wonderful coaches underneath him. All the coaches and players get along so well and that has contributed to our success."
2023 SPORT NSW AWARDS
Team of the Year – Penrith Panthers
Athlete of the Year – Jessica Fox OAM
Coach of the Year – Myriam Fox
Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Lauren Parker
2023 Young Athlete of the Year – Errol Gulden
Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability – Arato Katsuda-Green
Masters Athlete of the Year – Tony Goodwin
Team of the Year with a Disability – Daniel Michel/Ashlee Maddern and Jamieson Lesson/Amanda Leeson
Administrator of the Year – Annelise Rosnell
Event of the Year – FIBA Women's Asia Cup
Official of the Year – Jemma Cook
Organisation of the Year – NSW Goalball