Sports star wins award
Talent runs in the Gibbs family
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.
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.