An­tic­i­pa­tion builds for ju­nior sports hon­ours

South Western Times - - Classifieds -

An­tic­i­pa­tion is build­ing as to who will take out top hon­ours at the big­gest ju­nior sports awards night in the South West.

To­mor­row night, the South West Acad­emy of Sport will an­nounce the win­ners of a number of highly cov­eted prizes in­clud­ing the Sports Star of the Year and Wally Fore­man Coach of the Year awards.

With the count­down to the event un­der way, medals are be­ing shined and en­velopes sealed as the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity once again pre­pares to shine the spot­light on the re­gion’s emerg­ing tal­ents.

Among those set to present an award on the night is The Ap­pren­tice and Trainee­ship Com­pany chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Stan Liaros.

“The Ap­pren­tice and Trainee­ship Com­pany is proud to be an in­au­gu­ral sponsor of SWAS,” Liaros said.

“As a pri­vate South West com­mu­nity-based or­gan­i­sa­tion, we are com­mit­ted in our sup­port of SWAS and its sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to youth de­vel­op­ment and well­be­ing, along with the pur­suit of ex­cel­lence in the re­gion.”

SWAS chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ber­nice But­lion said the event would not only cel­e­brate lo­cal ju­nior ath­letes and coaches, but also the not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 10th year of op­er­a­tion.

“This is a chance to show­case to the South West com­mu­nity Pic­tures: SWAS the achieve­ments of the acad­emy and its ath­letes and those in the wider com­mu­nity,” she said.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing the first to know who the award win­ners will be, at­ten­dees will get a chance to be in­spired by hear­ing the jour­neys of sport­ing he­roes.

Guest speak­ers on the night will in­clude re­cently re­tired kayaker Steve Bird who flew the flag for Aus­tralia at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The SWAS an­nual din­ner and awards night will be held to­mor­row night in the Cube at the Bun­bury Re­gional Entertainment Cen­tre from 6.30pm.

Among those pre­par­ing to present an award at the South West Acad­emy of Sport’s up­com­ing awards night are Greg Gar­diner from Sum­mit Realty South West, Stan Liaros from The Ap­pren­tice and Trainee­ship Com­pany, Sel­lena Jones from Nexus Risk Ser­vices, Martin Hickey from On­site Rental Group, and Al­lan Whit­field from RCR Re­sources.

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