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2016 Sports Star Finalists Announced


The City of Rockingham is proud to announce the finalists in the 2016 Sports Star Awards.

The Sports Star Awards, now in their 20th year, provide an important opportunity to recognise members of our community who are excelling in their chosen sport.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 30 September 2016.

Finalists for this year are as follows:

Club of the Year  

Rockingham City Football Club
Rockingham Mandurah District Cricket Club
Secret Harbour Dockers Cricket Club
Secret Harbour Dockers Football Club
Singleton Irwinians Cricket Club
Secret Rocky Runners

Team of the Year  

Rockingham Mandurah District Cricket Club (A Grade)
Rockingham Rugby Union Football Club (A Grade)
Rockingham Stingrays National Swim Team 2016
Shoalwater Bay Cricket Club (A Grade)

Senior Sports Star   

Douglas Kitchingman – Surfing
Holly Barratt – Swimming
Matthew Ramsden – Athletics
Ricky Van Der Heyden – Rugby Union
Steven Ware – Triathlon
Trevor Scott – Athletics

Junior Sports Star

Jacob McIver – Surfing & Surf Life Saving
Jordan Callum – BMX
Liam Van Der Heyden – Rugby Union
Sophie White – Athletics
Teleah Canavate-Blankendaal – Swimming
Tiala Skey – Tae-Kwon-Do

Volunteer of the Year 

Coenraad Klopper – Rugby Union
David Forbes – AFL
Kim Dawes – Netball
Marlene Renton – Cricket
Sally Blechynden – Softball
Will Scott – Swimming

Sportsperson with a Disability

Charlize Pammenter – Dance, Jazz, Ballet
Declan Richards – Mixed Martial Arts
Dylan Todd – Baseball
Erin Black – Swimming
Gabriel Coombes – Karate
Justin Bettes – Ten Pin Bowling

To be announced at the Awards Night:

John Brown Memorial Award.

Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated this year’s finalists in being recognised for their achievements and contribution to sport.

“The nominations this year have been very thorough and a wonderful testament to the efforts of our local sports teams and individuals,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Being listed as a finalist should make all of the teams, volunteers and sports people feel proud, because the competition this year was fierce.  I am looking forward to the announcement of the winners early next month.

“I would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors, many of which provide significant support to the awards each year.”

Sponsors of the 2016 Sports Star Awards are:
• The Sound Telegraph – long-term sponsor which has supported the event since its inception in 1996.
• Rockingham Shopping Centre – sponsoring the event for the eleventh consecutive year
• The Athletes Foot Rockingham – long-time supporter of the awards
• Baldivis Health and Fitness – fourth time sponsoring the awards
• Rockingham F45 Training – second time sponsoring the awards
• Aqua Jetty – second time sponsoring the awards
• Retravision – first time sponsoring the awards.

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