Local sports stars honoured

TEN different sports will be represented at the Daily News/Warwick Loan Centre Senior Sports Star of the Year dinner on Monday, March 15, at Kings at the Warwick RSL Club.

The awards dinner has been held since 1995 to highlight the outstanding achievements of sportspeople, 18 years and over, in the Warwick, Killarney, Allora, Clifton, Texas and Inglewood areas.

At last year’s dinner, Australian Southern Stars cricket representative Delissa Kimmince was named overall winner.

Many different sports will be represented on the night.

Rodeo is the only sport with more than one winner.

Scott Glasby won in October on the back of his second placing in the open bull ride at the Warwick Rodeo, an event regarded as one of the top two on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association calendar.

Fellow Warwick cowboy Mark Collins won the November monthly award after winning a National Rodeo Association open title in saddle bronc riding.

Winners from other horse power sports include Tammy Bondfield, a national medallist in equestrian, and Cameron Shepherd who represented Australia in polocrosse.

Geoff Gibson had success in sheep dog trialling which led to his selection in the Australian team with his trusty dog Blackbrook Merri.

Angus Young is a winner from a sport which has featured in the Winter Olympics, curling. He also represents the state in indoor bowls.

Warwick Cowboys rugby league premiership-winning star Brett Benz, national medal winning masters cyclist John Eder, Australian Country under 21 hockey striker Donald Miller, national swimming medallist Chris Dunne and Redbacks AFL captain and Darling Downs Holman Medal winner Brendan Iles each won monthly awards.

Warwick Credit Union CEO John Brown will present the $1000 cheque to the overall winner at the awards dinner. There will be also be a presentation to each monthly winner.

Tickets for the dinner are on sale (cash only) at the Daily News for $25. Tables can be booked for any number by groups wanting to support individual sports stars or just keen to support the dinner.

More information from Gerard Walsh on 4660 1313 or gerardw@warwickdailynews.com.au.



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