Sports achievers celebrate
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.