Little athletes receive awards
ISIS District Little Athletics Centre wrapped up a successful season with the annual awards presentation last Friday.
Centre manager Kerri Wills commended the athletes and their families for their positive attitudes throughout the season.
“The parents have provided support, not pressure, which has allowed the athletes to show great improvements and love their sport,” she said.
One of the founding members of the club, Alison Leeson, was granted life membership.
Long-serving club official Karen Cole made the presentation to Mrs Leeson and outlined the many and varied contributions she made to the club.
Kerri Wills The parents have provided support, not pressure.
Last season’s junior champion, Danita Horner, was given a special award after making a comeback to athletics after serious illness.
Club patron Bill Trevor was on hand to present the major awards.
Danielle Adamson and Jackson Rehbein were rewarded for their efforts with Junior Encouragement Awards. Shae Cochrane was presented with the Senior Encouragement Award.
Junior club champion trophies were presented to Luke Adamson and Natalyia McAuley. Runners-up in this division were siblings Zac and Ella Blanch.
Newcomers Brady Hopkins and Beth Johnson were named as senior club champions, with Matthew Haaksma and Jackie Freshwater named as runners-up.
Fundraising officer Peter Eschbach was recognised for his commitment to athletics with the Clubmanship Award.
The club gratefully received financial sponsorship this season from Velco, Childers Family Medicine and the Lions Club. The Isis District Little Athletics Club is looking to expand to become an all-ages club for next season by becoming registered with Queensland Athletics.
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The next Little Athletics season begins on September 11.