Success in four sports paves way for RSL award win

Cliff Farrell and Warwick RSL Memorial Club "Club Person of the Year" Carly Cooper at the Sport Star Awards on Monday night.
Cliff Farrell and Warwick RSL Memorial Club "Club Person of the Year" Carly Cooper at the Sport Star Awards on Monday night. Gerard Walsh

SPORTS AWARDS: An outstanding year across four sports has won Bony Mountain sportswoman Carly Cooper the Warwick RSL Memorial Club "Club Person of the Year" award.

She was named the club person of the year at Monday night's gala dinner at the Warwick RSL Memorial Club during the Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year dinner.

While her national success was in polocrosse and cricket, she also had outstanding performances at local club level in cricket, polocrosse, netball and touch.

Cooper started last year as part of the Queensland Country cricket team which came fifth in the nationals at Mt Gambier and finished the year with selection in the team for the 2016-2017 nationals.

She represented Queensland in three different polocrosse competitions during the year. She was part of a Queensland team that won the Barastoc Interstate Series in under-21 women's polocrosse, was part of the team that was runner-up at the nationals and then played in a Queensland U21 mixed team that won an interstate series at Walkaway in Western Australia.

At local club level, she played for the Wheatvale club, which won the 2015-2016 A-grade premiership in Warwick cricket. In club cricket, she is the only woman in a men's competition and has plenty of good performances to her credit.

In netball, she won an A-grade Warwick premiership with Hazzards and was part of the Pink Ladies team, which was third in B grade.

Cooper played touch last year and was part of a team that finished third in B grade.

In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, she was a volunteer who coached/co-ordinated MiloIn2Cricket and T20 Blast programs for kids in Prep to Year 6.

The Warwick RSL Memorial Club award is the newest award in the senior sports awards, which started in 1994. This award is designed to recognise performances at local sports level and volunteer work in the 12 months of the award period and is presented to one of the 11 monthly winners.

Cooper received a $500 cheque from the Warwick RSL Memorial Club.


Nominations for monthly junior (U18) and senior sports awards to gerardw@warwick

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