20 Oct Sophie Martin Sports Star for September
PRESS RELEASE – October 20, 2016
TEN PIN BOWLER SPORTS STAR NOMINEE FOR SEPTEMBER
HORSHAM tenpin bowler Sophie Martin is the September nominee for the Sports Star of the Year awards after being chosen to represent Victoria after a standout performance at the 2016 Junior Country Cup at Colac.
The Horsham College student bowled in all 14 games, maintaining a strong average throughout. Her overall average, at 171.5, saw her approached to join the President Shield squad to represent Victoria.
She has also made the All Star team and is currently ranked as the second highest in the club. Martin started bowling competitively in 2011 and has previously bowled in the junior and senior Emerson Shield as well as the Country Cup.
Martin joins All Abilities Athletes Bianca Lauricella, Matt Taylor, Alfred Muller and Josh Barry, 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.
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 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