Sports achiev­ers celebrate

Southern Telegraph - - News - Clare Ne­gus

The night of nights for Rock­ing­ham’s sport­ing com­mu­nity was held at the Gary Hol­land Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Thurs­day to recog­nise the re­gion’s out­stand­ing sport­ing tal­ents.

It was a chance for peo­ple to get out of their team uni­forms, jog­gers or bathers and dress up to celebrate the out­stand­ing achieve­ments within the sport­ing com­mu­nity.

The City of Rock­ing­ham Sports Star Awards have been run­ning since 1997 and con­tin­ues to high­light the sweat and tears of sport­ing stars from the ju­nior and se­nior com­pe­ti­tions, as well as vol­un­teers, clubs and teams.

Af­ter sur­pris­ing many by tak­ing out first place in the 2015 Avon De­scent with his K3 team, Brett McDon­ald was this year awarded the John Brown Me­mo­rial Award — named af­ter a for­mer editor of the Sound Tele­graph for his love of sport re­port­ing. The Tele­graph is proud to con­tinue its spon­sor­ship of the awards.

John Brown Me­mo­rial Award: Brett McDon­ald (marathon ca­noe­ing). Se­nior Sportsper­son: Holly Bar­ratt (swimming). Sportsper­son with Dis­abil­ity: Justin Bettes (ten­pin bowl­ing). Ju­nior Sportsper­son: Matthew Rams­den (ath­let­ics). Club of the Year: Hill­man Hor­nets Cricket Club. Team of the Year: Rock­ing­ham Flames women’s bas­ket­ball team.

John Carr, Neil Cough­lin and Rob Chan­dler from the Club of the Year, the Hill­man Hor­nets Cricket Club.

Gabrielle, Julie and Bethanie McDon­ald with Brett McDon­ald, the 2015 win­ner of the John Brown Me­mo­rial Award.

Ju­lia Dick and Michael Hol­land from the City of Rock­ing­ham and Brand MHR Gary Gray.

Wayne and Brenda Chap­man from F45 Train­ing.

Candice Wilde and nom­i­nee for Se­nior Sportsper­son Dane Ugle.

Jean Sten­ning and Sue Tait from the Safety Bay Petenque Club.

City of Rock­ing­ham coun­cil­lor Deb Ham­blin with Jami Hill and Val Brown, rep­re­sent­ing the late John Brown.

Ben, Deb, Vol­un­teer of the Year, and nom­i­nee for Ju­nior Sportsper­son Bre­anna Bird.

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