Cameron Shepherd with his horse Ray after returning from a successful international debut in the Quadrangular Series in NSW.
Cameron Shepherd with his horse Ray after returning from a successful international debut in the Quadrangular Series in NSW.

Cameron wins sports award

AUSTRALIAN polocrosse player Cameron Shepherd has won the Daily News/Warwick Loan Centre Senior Sports Star of the Year award.

He was presented with a trophy and a $1000 cheque last night by Warwick Loan Centre manager Barry McKinnon at the awards night, which attracted a crowd of 150 to the Warwick RSL.

Shepherd was selected in the national polocrosse squad to train for the 2007 Polocrosse World Cup and played strongly on a tour to New Zealand for practice games.

As vice-president of the Warwick Polocrosse Club, he was one of the club members who worked tirelessly at the Cup and was honoured to be selected to umpire some of the main Cup games.

He also umpired at the 2003 World Cup.

Shepherd debuted as a player for Australia last year in the Quadrangular Series against New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom at Bowral, on the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

He played in the number one and two positions for Australia and was part of the team that won its three round games and the final.

At the presentations, Shepherd received two trophies after his horse, Ray, won the champion men’s horse award and the supreme overall horse-of-the-series award.

Each Australian player provided two horses for the international horse pool and these horses were allocated to teams in a random draw.

Basketball star Michael McDaniel was guest speaker at the dinner.

Auctioneer Glen Whitton sold an autographed Queensland Bulls cricket bat, which was donated to help cover some of the costs of the awards.

Half the proceeds of the auction will go to the Sinclair Byrne Benefit fund under the Warwick Cowboys banner.

See family photos from the dinner in the Daily News later this week



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