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.



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