02 Apr Peter Smith Sports Star for February
Veteran water ski competitor Peter Smith is the February nominee for the sports star of the year awards after success at state titles.
Smith won four gold medals in the over-55 division of the state titles, improving on his efforts from the previous year.
Smith was best in slalom, tricks and jump sections, resulting in him taking out the overall gold in his division.
A member of the Natimuk Lake Water Ski Club, Smith was the veteran of the year award winner at the sports star of the year awards for his efforts in 2015, and now he has underlined his continued good form gaining the February nomination.
Smith’s gold medal winning performances has won him a place in the Victorian team for the second year in a row, where he won a silver medal in the over 55 jump category.
Smith joins basketballer Jordie McAuliffe as the first two nominees for the annual awards with both now in line to collect the Horsham Sports and Community Club Title of Wimmera Sports Star of the Year as well as the $1,000 Sports Star scholarship, at a gala dinner in February next year and follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Craig Kelly, Darcy Tucker, Jannik Blair, Ken Bald, Alethea Sedgman and Mark O’Brien.
Nominations for the Horsham Sports and Community Club Sports Star of the Year Award close the last day of each month and all monthly winners will receive an embroidered Sports Star of the Year jacket courtesy of DAGS Quality Screen Printing and voucher from Hip Pocket Workwear.
If you know of someone who is doing well at their sport and deserves some recognition, why not nominate them in the Sports Star of the Month. All nominees in the monthly award will be presented with certificates signed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation John Eren and the monthly winner receives (aside from the jacket and voucher), a free ticket to the annual presentation and a specially struck medallion from Wimmera Trophies and Gifts.
FROM DAVID BERRY,
WIMMERA REGIONAL SPORTS ASSEMBLY
5382 4599, 0487 824599