Star jockey recog­nised

South Western Times - - Realestate -

Ac­com­plished Boy­anup hoop Damian Lane was crowned win­ner of the 2019 AJ (Tood) Buswell South Western Times Sports Star of the Year award on Wed­nes­day night in Bun­bury.

Un­avail­able to at­tend the func­tion due to rid­ing com­mit­ments in Vic­to­ria, Damian’s fa­ther Michael was on hand to col­lect his son’s sil­ver­ware.

“Firstly I would like to con­grat­u­late all of the other nom­i­nees,” Mr Lane said. “It is the first time I have been here, so it makes the award pretty spe­cial.

“Un­for­tu­nately Damian could not make it due to work com­mit­ments but I am sure he would have loved to be here.

“I know the Buswell fam­ily very well as my mother’s fam­ily, the Burgesses, grew up with the Buswells in Bun­bury for many years.

“So it means a lot to me.”

Pic­ture: Justin Fris

Bun­bury deputy mayor Jay­sen Miguel, Michael Lane, Be­van Buswell and South Western Times group ed­i­tor Wayne Vi­tali cel­e­brate Damian Lane’s Sports Star of the Year vic­tory.

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