AN Australian Rules footballer, a cricket team, a BMX rider and an outrigger canoeist are among the winners of this year’s City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards.
The winners were announced on Thursday, September 28 at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
About 120 guests watched as the winners were announced from 24 finalists.
The awards recognise the sporting excellence and achievements of local community members.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said sports strengthened the community by supporting mental and physical health as well as creating and supporting social networks.
“Sports Star has been a long-running recognition program for our teams, volunteers and individuals who are committed to local sports and who express a high standard of expertise and skill in their chosen area,” Cr Sammels said.
“We have an active and talented sports community, with some of our Sports Stars achieving at state, national and even global levels.
“It is great to see the tradition continue and I feel honoured to be part of the Sport Star Awards again.”
This year’s prize pool totalled $20,000, including cash prizes, gift packs, vouchers and personal fitness packages.
Now in their 21st year, the Sports Star Awards continue to grow in status as one of the premier sport awards events on the local calendar.