Lo­cal Sports Stars an­nounced

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page -

THE 2017 search for Western Aus­tralia’s bright­est sport­ing tal­ent – and the par­ents, coaches, of­fi­cials and volunteers who make it all pos­si­ble – has wrapped with an in­cred­i­ble list of win­ners.

Held at Com­mu­nity News’ head of­fice in the City last Wed­nes­day, the 2017 Lo­cal Sports Star awards high­lighted the ex­cep­tional ath­letes within our sport­ing com­mu­nity, from those mak­ing their name at a state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional level, to oth­ers who make their club tick.

Two groups of rugby league and rugby union play­ers from Man­durah who came to­gether to form an under-16 team that could play both codes were re­warded with the WA team award for Young Sport­ing Spirit.

Ju­nior triath­lete Alec Dav­i­son, of Fremantle, was named the south re­gion’s In­di­vid­ual Ju­nior Sports Star, and Halls Head bas­ket­baller Thomas Woods, an as­pir­ing bas­ket­ball coach, won the Young Sport­ing Spirit award.

Tin­gara Net­ball Club stal­wart Keryn Rae was recog­nised for her tire­less vol­un­teer­ing with the State award for Ser­vice to Sport.

Awards were pre­sented by Toni Farn­worth, from Perth Lynx and Hock­ey­roo Aleisha Power, who also chat­ted to win­ners, posed for photos and signed au­to­graphs.

■ Visit www.lo­cal­sports stars.com.au to read more about this year’s win­ners.

Young Sport­ing Spirit team win­ner Man­durah Storm with Toni Farn­worth (left) and Aleisha Power (right).

Left: Young Sport­ing Spirit win­ner Thomas Woods. Right: Ser­vice to Sport win­ner Keryn Rae.

Ju­nior Sports Star win­ner Alec Dav­i­son, of Fremantle.

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