Stars shine as year winds down

The sec­ond half of 2018 pro­duced an ex­plo­sive sea­son of sport. Carly Laden looks back at the big­gest footy feats, rac­ing re­sults and ev­ery­thing in be­tween from July to De­cem­ber.

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JULY Pete on point

South Australian golfer Peter Cooke shone in Broome once again, win­ning the Broome Fur­nish­ing Car­pet Paint and Tile Pro-Am for the fourth time in six years.

Beach m a r a thon

More than 100 run­ners young and old from across Aus­tralia gath­ered at Ca­ble Beach to take part in the sixth an­nual Broome In­ter­na­tional Air­port Marathon.

Coun­try champs

Young Kim­ber­ley foot­ballers Keifan Rogers, Jai Long Far­quhar­son, Jo­hann Jack, Quentin Shan­d­ley and Zainel Bin Busu im­pressed af­ter lining up for the Great South­ern Storm at the Land­mark Coun­try Foot­ball Cham­pi­onships.

Rac­ing ac­tion

Jockey Peter Hall won his first Derby Cup since ini­tially win­ning back in 2000, rid­ing Vic­to­rian gal­loper Rezak to victory. Sala­maat added to his sprint tro­phy col­lec­tion af­ter win­ning the Derby Sprint.

CJ on fire

Ca­ble Beach FC young gun CJ Oak­ley made a huge im­pact at the Land­mark Coun­try Foot­ball Cham­pi­onships in Perth, tak­ing out the ris­ing star, di­vi­sion 3 best and fairest award, and be­ing named in the tour­na­ment’s all­star team.

AU­GUST Rac­ing heated up

Di­a­mond Tonique won the first of the three ma­jor cups in Broome’s rac­ing sea­son, tak­ing out the Ca­ble Beach Car­a­van Cup.

Victory on the turf

Jockey Si­mone Altieri im­pressed in front of a huge crowd at Broome Turf Club when she won the Kim­ber­ley Cup on Glo­ry­land by 10 lengths.

Broome Cup

The Broome Turf Club’s rac­ing sea­son came to a close with the well-fan­cied Di­a­mond Tonique claim­ing the cov­eted Broome Cup, earn­ing jockey Peter Hall his sev­enth Broome Cup victory. Port Hed­land horse Correspondent won the Pearl Clas­sic ear­lier in the day, while Sala­maat won the $50,000 Broome Sprint on Ladies Day.

Iron woman

Lo­cal triath­lete Jude Mil­lard was se­lected to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Iron­man 70.3 World Cham­pi­onships at Nel­son Man­dela Bay in South Africa. She qual­i­fied for se­lec­tion af­ter she fin­ished fourth in her age group in the South-East Asian Cham­pi­onships in Syd­ney last year.

SEPTEM­BER Net­ball hero

Young net­ballers got the chance to learn from one of Aus­tralia’s best when for­mer Australian Di­a­mond Clare McMen­i­man hosted a NetSetGO work­shop in Broome.

Tro­phy win­ners

De­spite a late scare, Bul­lets held off the for­mi­da­ble Old Girls to clinch the Broome Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion di­vi­sion 1 pre­mier­ship. Flames won in di­vi­sion 2, Bul­lets tri­umphed in di­vi­sion 3, and Crouch­ing Tigers took out di­vi­sion 4.

Looma pre­vail in footy fi­nal

In a block­buster WKFL grand fi­nal at Haynes Oval an af­ter-the­siren goal com­pleted the Looma Eagles’ fairy­tale sea­son as they achieved their first flag since 2013, while Ca­ble Beach cel­e­brated a per­fect run by be­com­ing the sec­ond WKFL Women’s pre­miers.

Be­fore the dou­ble-header, Looma Eagles’ Zepha­niah Skin­ner, Derby Tigers’ Wade Wun­gundin and Ca­ble Beach’s An­thony Treacy tied for the Kevin Bullen Best and Fairest Medal, while Saints’ Mel­lissa Gunn was named best and fairest for the women.

Took it by the horns

Af­ter tak­ing a leave of ab­sence dur­ing the wet sea­son, the Hor­nets marched their way to the Broome Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion dry sea­son pre­mier­ship, de­feat­ing Orl Blacks by 21 points.

OC­TO­BER Swim­ming meet­ing

More than 100 young swim­mers from across WA gath­ered in Broome when the Broome Bar­racu­das hosted the in­au­gu­ral Kim­ber­ley Open Short Course Cham­pi­onships.

Rugby in Ku­nunurra

Broome Jets Rugby League con­tin­ued show­ing grad­ual suc­cess when a clutch play earned them third place at the fourth an­nual Ku­nunurra 9s tour­na­ment.

North West champs

Broome Mo­tocross were named Club Cham­pi­ons for the first time af­ter a suc­cess­ful North West Cham­pi­onships sea­son.

Derby man­takes reins

Box­ing burst on to the scene in Derby when lo­cal box­ing vet­eran Jake Pea­cock took the reins of the Derby Box­ing Club, host­ing lessons for all ages.

NOVEM­BER Soc­cer sen­sa­tions

Lo­cal soc­cer play­ers Lach­lan Bon­ner, Ol­lie Hulse, Sam Lynch and Ja­cob Stone were se­lected to rep­re­sent re­gional WA in the 2018 Singa Cup, where they com­peted against teams from the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion.

Friendly touch

Touch foot­ball con­tin­ued sweep­ing the Kim­ber­ley when a team from Fitzroy Cross­ing trav­elled 400km for a friendly match against Broome Touch As­so­ci­a­tion’s Primewest Panthers. The match ended in a 7-7 tie.

Marathon­ers in Big Ap­ple

Six months of train­ing across the coun­try paid off for Kim­ber­ley run­ners Damien Crispin and Torey Rickerby, who com­pleted the New York City Marathon in times of 3:46:40 and 3:57:30 re­spec­tively.

Ladies night

Women stole the show at the 2018 Broome Sports As­so­ci­a­tion Sport Awards, win­ning eight out of the 11 awards on the night, in­clud­ing triath­lete Jude Mil­lard who was named Sportsper­son of the Year.

Woman joins Point­ers

Ahead of the new Broome Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion wet sea­son com­pe­ti­tion, Gantheaume Point­ers boasted a new re­cruit in Jess Healy, be­com­ing the sole woman in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Bas­ket­ball feat

Young Broome bas­ket­baller Taj Rigby was named as one of Coun­try WA’s best ahead of com­menc­ing the Bas­ket­ball WA State Per­for­mance Pro­gram, where he is the only player cho­sen from the North West.

Vol­ley­ball done and dusted

Set for Life tri­umphed as Broome Beach Vol­ley­ball cham­pi­ons, de­feat­ing reign­ing pre­miers Is­lan­ders in a block­buster fiveset grand fi­nal.

DE­CEM­BER Joy for Dirty Dozen

A near-per­fect sea­son run re­sulted in the Dirty Dozen get­ting some sweet ret­ri­bu­tion over Roe­buck Cricket Club in the Broome Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion A-grade grand fi­nal. Man­grove Cricket Club were named the B-grade pre­miers af­ter their victory over Roe­buck.

Touch fi­nals

Green­backs held off Score­gasms in an in­tense match to win the Broome Touch As­so­ci­a­tion di­vi­sion 1 grand fi­nal. Ex­ploders re­peated their ear­lier suc­cess with a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive pre­mier­ship in di­vi­sion 2.

Run­ners on show

Broome’s Resh­inta Brad­shaw and Bea­gle Bay’s Ty­ron Cox were given the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time when they won their re­spec­tive races in the in­au­gu­ral Kim­ber­ley Gift.

Knox on na­tional stage

Broome crick­eter Melinda Knox was an­nounced as part of the 14mem­ber WA Women’s Coun­try team for the third time.

Pic­ture: Garn­duwa

Zainel Bin Busu, Keifan Rogers, Jai Long Far­quhar­son, Jo­hann Jack, Quentin Shan­d­ley who lined up for the Great South­ern Storm.

SamBar­clay, Rossi John­son, pres­i­dent Darren Bar­clay, Travis Ma­hony and Tex Prime, 5.

The Looma Eagles with their 2018 West Kim­ber­ley Foot­ball League tro­phy.

Broome Touch As­so­ci­a­tion di­vi­sion 1 pre­miers Green­backs.

Pic­tures: Carly Laden and Jakeb Wad­dell

Dry sea­son pre­miers Hor­nets.

Lo­cal triath­lete Jude Mil­lard was n amed Sportsper­son of the Ye ar.

Broome's CJ Oak­ley was di­vi­sion 3 best and fairest and ris­ing star at the L a n d m a rk cham­pi­onships.

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