MEDAL WINNER: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Matthew Denny in a competition at Carrara Stadium this year
MEDAL WINNER: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Matthew Denny in a competition at Carrara Stadium this year DAVE HUNT

Tribute night will honour three of the best in sport

SPORTS: The Allora Regional Sports Museum will pay tribute to three outstanding national representatives at its 20th anniversary dinner at the Allora Community Hall on November 17.

Museum president Perry Cronin said the dinner would honour 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallists Laura Geitz and Matthew Denny as well as Brisbane Broncos NRL premiership player Stephanie Hancock.

"Stephanie's father Rohan Hancock has been inducted into the hall of fame as he played for Wattles and went on to represent Queensland and Australia,” Cronin said.

This season, Stephanie won the award for best Queensland representative player in the women's game.

Former Jillaroos player Jo Barrett will interview Geitz, Denny and Hancock on the night.

"Jo and Stephanie played in the winning 2013 World Cup team,” he said. "Allora is proud of the success of all three in the past year.”

The Denny band has reformed for the night and will be led by Matthew's father John Denny.

"John and Bob Denny, John Cowley and Mick Maw will play top quality music on the night,” he said.

"Everyone is welcome to the dinner and it is a chance to pay our gratitude to Laura and Matthew, who grew up in Allora, for their sporting successes.”

The Allora Sports Museum is using the former Allora Shire Council officers for an outstanding display of sports memorabilia from yesteryear.

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is one of many sports stars with an association with the Allora area.

He lived his childhood in Allora, Killarney and Warwick before moving to Toowoomba to play rugby league.

Tickets are $40 for a two-course meal and available at Lyn-D-Jo Boutique at 46A Herbert St or phone Cronin on 0407034320.



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