2017 Sports Star Finalists Announced


The City of Rockingham is proud to announce the finalists in the 2017 Sports Star Awards. The awards, now in their 21st 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 Thursday 28 September 2017.

Finalists for this year are as follows:

Club of the Year         

Port Kennedy Junior Football Club
Rockingham City Football Club
Rockingham Districts Netball Association
Singleton Irwinians Cricket Club

Team of the Year       

Hillman Hornets Cricket Club (U/14’s)
Rockingham Mandurah District Cricket Club (U/13’s)
Rockingham Tennis Club Division 4 Ladies Team
Singleton Irwinians Cricket Club (A Grade)

Senior Sports Star               

Dane Ugle - Cricket
Irene Arndt – Lawn Bowls
Leon Larkins – Outrigger Canoe Racing
Steven Ware – Triathlon/Cycling

Junior Sports Star

Aaron Naughton - AFL Football
Isabelle Classon - Basketball
Jordan Callum – BMX
Megan Philpott – Ballroom Dancing
Sophie White – Athletics

Volunteer of the Year          

Dan Oliver – Cricket
Matthew Brendon – Tee-ball
Peta Hogarth – Cricket
Peter McClay – Cricket
Sue McClay – Cricket/AFL Football
Toni Bellingham – Tennis
Tony King - Cricket

Sportsperson with a Disability

Leon Larkins - Outrigger Canoe Racing

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 in late September.
“I would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors, many of which provide significant support to the awards each year.”
Sponsors of the 2017 Sports Star Awards are:

  • The Sound Telegraph – long-term sponsor which has supported the event since its inception in 1996.

  • The Athletes Foot Rockingham – long-time supporter of the awards

  • Baldivis Health and Fitness – fifth time sponsoring the awards

  • Rockingham F45 Training – third time sponsoring the awards.

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