Meet our good sports
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.
The Vines resident Luke Cotellessa – the boy behind Luke’s Boots for the Outback – won the Young Sporting Spirit award for the Hills/East region and his outstanding generosity also led to him receiving the overall WA award. Henley Brook’s Nikita Mawhirt was named the region’s individual Junior Sports Star for her outstanding promise in the sport of modern pentathlon.
The State’s top Junior Sports Star Team was won by Nedlands girls 7s rugby, Mandurah Storm Rugby League Club’s under-16s was presented the team award for Young Sporting Spirit and netball stalwart Keryn Rae was recognised for her tireless volunteering with the Service to Sport honour.
Awards were presented by Toni Farnworth from the Perth Lynx and Hockeyroo Aleisha Power.
Visit www.localsportsstars.com.au to read more about all of this year’s winners.
Junior Sports Star team winners, Nedlands Rugby 7s.
Left: Young Sporting Spirit winner Luke Cotellessa. Right: Service to Sport winner Keryn Rae.
Young Sporting Spirit winner Nikita Mawhirt.