All Abilities Athletes Sports Star Nominee for August

08 Sep All Abilities Athletes Sports Star Nominee for August



PRESS RELEASE – September 1, 2016



All Abilities athletes Bianca Lauricella, Matt Taylor, Alfred Muller and Josh Barry are the joint nominees for August in the sports star of the year awards.

Lauricella was nominated for winning a bronze medal at the All Abilities National netball championships while Taylor, Muller and Barry were members of the Vic Country All Abilities football team that also won bronze at National championships.

Taylor’s nomination was also enhanced when he was selected as an emergency in the All Australian team.

It has been a year of firsts for all abilities athletes in the Wimmera region. All four athletes were first time selections in their respective teams, while all four have also been to the forefront of the Wimmera Whippets and Grampians Giants teams playing in the FIDA Western Conference, which was established this year.

Special mention is given to Horsham athlete Daisy Sudholz who was nominated for the junior sports star of the year, which will also be decided on Sports Star night in February 2017.

Lauricella, taylor, Muller and Barry join Horsham Motorcycle Club’s Corey Watts, Horsham Saints netballer Maggie Caris, Horsham Panthers rugby player Jayden Gascoyne, athlete Jesse Iese, water skier Peter Smith and basketballer Jordie McAuliffe as the nominees for the annual awards, with all 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 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.




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