Successful SportSE Sports Star Awards 2014
Former SANFL star Gavin Colville visited Mount Gambier last Sunday to pay tribute to and present awards that recognise the dedication and commitment of country people to sport and community in the Limestone Coast in the 2014 SportSE Sports Star of the Year Awards.
Chelsea Brooks has been crowned Secondary School student ‘Athlete of the Year’. Millicent Taekwondo -Chelsea is 16 years old and her achievements in Taekwondo include 2014 World Championships, Italy, Australian team member, 1 gold, 1 bronze medal, 2014 Victorian Junior Championships, 1 gold, 2 silver medals, 2014 Victorian Championships- 1 gold, 2 bronze medals, 2014 South Australian Championships, 1 silver, 1 bronze medal, 2013 Australian Championships – triple gold medal winner, National Champion, age 15
Kye Todd was voted Male Athlete of the Year and also nominated for Coach of the Year. Millicent Taekwondo – Kye has been selected to represent Australia three times at an international level, 2014 Member Australian Team for the World Titles in Italy, 2012 Member Australian Team World Titles in Canada, 2010 Korean World Titles Seoul- Silver.He is currently training for the World Titles in England in 2016. Kye has a passion for Taekwondo and believes its philosophy and teachings will make him a better person. His role is to encourage others to be the best they can be and proud of their achievements. Taekwondo is his way of life.
David Marcus from the Penola Badminton Club has been recognised as “Volunteer of the Year’ in the SportSE Sports Star of the year Awards 2014. Penola Badminton Club and Radiatia Badminton Club.
David’s achievements include -Member Penola Badminton Club – 47 years, Juniors coach – 35 years, President Penola Badminton Club – 25 years, Currently Secretary/Treasurer Radiata Badminton Association, Previously President Radiata Badminton Association which included Casterton, Grant, Millicent and Penola Clubs, Organiser of Veteran’s Tournaments in Penola, and State Junior Tournaments including in Adelaide and Melbourne, Radiata Teams tournaments, Played in 25 Country Carnivals in Adelaide, Radiata teams and as an individual in Warrnambool Tournaments, and Veterans Tournaments in Bendigo, Geelong and Adelaide.
Athletes, volunteers, coaches and event organisers from across the region celebrated their involvement in sport. Those who give so much of their time and effort during the year were acknowledged.
Colville, who played over 200 SANFL games and was a past club captain of the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, was the guest speaker and the ‘Awards’ Ceremony.
Awards coordinator and South East Local Government Association Star Club Field Officer Josephine Duigan said that a ‘Sports Awards’ celebration was a great opportunity for nominees to gather with like-minded athletes and volunteers from other clubs.
There are some amazing stories – many still untold about people living in regional areas; this was a fantastic achievement for those living in a small community in a country region.” Ms Duigan said.
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