City of Rockingham announces Sport Star Awards finalists

Jordan Callum is a finalist in the Junior Sports Start of the Year.
Jordan Callum is a finalist in the Junior Sports Start of the Year.

THE finalists for the City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards have been announced.

Council received 57 nominations across seven categories, with athletes and clubs from a variety of sporting backgrounds represented in the final shortlist.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards provided an important opportunity for the community to recognise residents who were excelling in their respective sports.

“The City’s Sports Star Awards have marked an annual celebration of outstanding achievement within the local sporting community since 1997,” he said.

“Over the years the awards have recognised local, state, national and international calibre champions from across the City.

“As usual, the competition for this year’s awards was fierce, and those who have been selected as finalists should be immensely proud of themselves and their clubs.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

2018 Sports Star Awards finalists

Senior Sports Star of the Year

Steve Ware

Luke Gaisford

Dane Ugle

Maddison Allen

Junior Sports Star of the Year Finalists

Jordan Callum

Jarod Crick

Sophie White

Luke Travers

Sports Person of the Year with Disability

Michael Nvota

Anne-Marie Foster

Volunteer of the Year

Wayne Hunt

Toni Bellingham

Brian Kennedy

Jodie Heath

Bob Chalmers

Club of the Year

Safety Bay Tennis Club

Rockingham Triathlon Club

Rockingham Outriggers Canoe Club

Rockingham Rugby Union Football Club

Rockingham Flames Basketball Club

Team of the Year

Hillman Hornets Cricket Club U15’s Cricket Squad

Rockingham City Football Club U13’s Metro Division 2 Team

Rockingham Raptors Teeball Club U9’s State Teeball Team

John Brown Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award

Warren Boucaut

Brian Kennedy

Verne Klein

Harry Brankstone

Bob Chalmers