Young gun has many strings in her bow
MAKING All Stars teams in both football and futsal last year were highlights for Wheatvale athlete Talitha Doro, who won last night's Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Junior Sports Star of the Year award.
Australian polocrosse representative and star middle distance runner Jacob Lawrence won the Doc Bodimeade Memorial Encouragement award, sponsored by the Condamine Sports Club.
Doro, who attends Warwick State High School, competed in Coffs Harbour in the Football Federation Australia National Championships where she was part of the Queensland team which finished third.
She made the All Stars team and was selected to attend an Australian under-16 camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
After travelling to each U16 camp in Canberra, Doro was selected in the Australian team to compete in the Asian Cup qualifiers in the Philippines.
Australia won the competition to advance to the second round of World Cup qualifiers in China in September this year in the run-up to next year's World Cup.
A top all-round sportswoman, Doro's sporting success in 2012 was not restricted to football. She started the year by representing Queensland in the Junior Club National Futsal Titles in Sydney. Doro was part of the winning team and was selected in the All Stars team.
Doro was selected in an Australian futsal team for a tour to the United Kingdom.
Last year, she was fourth in Border cross country and athletics age champion at Southern Downs and Border in her age group. Doro finished fourth in the regionals in high jump.
Lawrence started the 2012 year touring the South Island of New Zealand with a Queensland athletics team.
He won the award for best No.1 playing for the winning Queensland junior polocrosse team at the Barastoc National Championships at Morgan Park in April
Lawrence then captained Australia Green in a series win against Australian Gold in Warwick. In athletics, he won the Darling Downs 800m and was second at the state championships. In the 400m, he was second at Darling Downs and third at the state championships.
Last year, he won the under-16 800m at the GPS Championships running for Toowoomba Grammar School and was a member of the TGS team which won the national knockout in Launceston to qualify for the world championships in June in the Czech Republic.
A presentation was made to each of the 12 monthly winners at last night's awards dinner at the Warwick Golf Club.