Star jockey recognised
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.”
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.