Sports star wins award

Tal­ent runs in the Gibbs fam­ily

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

CHRISTO­PHER Gibbs bl­itzed the field to take out Sportsper­son of the Year at the Biggen­den State School Awards night last week.

The Year 7 stu­dent rep­re­sented the North Bur­nett in soft­ball, AFL, cricket and rugby league.

In ath­let­ics hewas a mem­ber of theWide Bay team that trav­elled to Cairns for high jump. Af­ter win­ning his high jump at the Biggen­den State School carnival, Gibbs de­cided to change his tech­nique and learn the fos­bury flop.

And, un­der the guid­ance of a Childers coach, af­ter two train­ing ses­sions, Gibbs had picked up the tech­nique.

On­the­week­end Gibbs plays rugby league for the Isis Devils and cricket for Broth­ers, both in the Bund­aberg com­pe­ti­tion.

In sum­mer, he also com­petes in ath­let­ics with the Isis Dis­trict Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club on Fri­day nights at Childers.

Some would say sport­ing prow­ess runs in the fam­ily with his fa­ther, Peter, ex­celling in rugby league, cricket and rugby union in his youth.

Mum Suzanne also en­joyed sport in her younger days, ex­celling in bas­ket­ball, net­ball and ath­let­ics, and was a state high jumper.

She still holds a 25-year record at Isis High in Childers for this event.

Older brother Coby once again ex­celled in the sport­ing arena this year, rep­re­sent­ing North Bur­nett and Wide Bay in var­i­ous sport­ing teams as well as again be­ing awarded the Ju­nior Sports En­cour­age­ment Award for 2012 at Isis High.

Younger sib­lingsAbbey and Ry­ley also love their sport, with Abbey en­joy­ing swim­ming, ath­let­ics and danc­ing.

She will also learn to play net­ball in the Bund­aberg com­pe­ti­tion in 2013.

Younger brother Ry­ley loves his swim­ming, is also a mem­ber of Isis Dis­trict Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club in Childers and in­sists he will also be play­ing rugby league in Bund­aberg like his older broth­ers next year.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

SPORTSPER­SON OF THE YEAR: It was an ex­cited Christo­pher Gibbs who was named Sportsper­son of the Year at the Biggen­den State School Awards Night last week.

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