Pair win encouragement award
ONE works with a compass and the other with a set of reins, but both are sporting achievers of the highest order.
Australian orienteering representative Lilian Burrill and National Rodeo Association barrel-racing champion Bianca Weier last night shared the Doc Bodimeade Memorial Encouragement Award at the Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Junior Sports Star of the Year awards night.
The encouragement award is sponsored by the Condamine Sports Club in memory of Doc Bodimeade, a club founder.
Burrill stated at the beginning of 2009 she wanted to represented Australia in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Italy.
She achieved her ambition and had a best result of 21st.
Burrill won two gold medals at the state school championships and a relay silver and then four medals in the Queensland State Championships.
Weier set a new record when she won a fifth successive junior barrel-racing title in the National Rodeo Association.
She was consistent all season with 13 firsts, five seconds and four thirds.
Weier capped a great year with seconds in each of the two rounds of the finals at Caboolture and Ipswich.