09 Aug Cory Watts Sports Star Nominee for July
PRESS RELEASE – August 2, 2016
WATTS SPORTS STAR NOMINEE FOR JULY
Horsham Motorcycle Club member Cory Watts is the July nominee for the sports star of the year award.
Watts won his nomination after finishing second in the Victorian Seniors Motox Championships in the A Open class and fourth in the A lites class.
Watts’ achievements read admirably when you consider he is still a junior on the National Motox scene, where he is competing in the Under 19 ten round Nationals Series and sits in 11th place overall, after eight rounds with two remaining.
Motox has taken Watts all over the country where he is a highly respected junior rider and a popular member on the racing front.
Watts is a previous special category winner on Sports Star night, having overwhelmingly been the sportsmanship winner in the 2008 awards, after stopping mid-race to help a fellow competitor who had fallen from his bike.
Watts joins Horsham Saints netballer Maggie Caris, Horsham Panthers rugby player Jayden Gascoyne, athlete Jesse Iese, water skier Peter Smith and basketballer Jordie McAuliffe as the first six 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.
FROM DAVID BERRY,
WIMMERA REGIONAL SPORTS ASSEMBLY
5382 4599, 0487 824599