Representatives from local basketball, wheelchair basketball, soccer and swimming organisations were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 2019 City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards.
More than 100 guests were in attendance at the Gary Holland Community Centre for the 23rd annual Sports Star Awards on Thursday 19 September 2019, which were hosted by the City to acknowledge the clubs and people who have excelled in their chosen sports.
- Senior Sports Star of the Year: Holly Barratt (Swimming)
- Junior Sports Star of the Year: Luke Travers (Basketball)
- Club of the Year: Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association
- Team of the Year: Rockingham City Football Club – 1st Team
- Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Ben Sainsbury (Wheelchair Basketball)
- Volunteer of the Year: Warren Boucat (Basketball)
- John Brown Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award: Kevin Corbitt (Basketball)
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated the seven winners and the 22 finalists on their accomplishments during the awards.
“Sport is a vital element in creating a physically and mentally healthy community and the Sports Star Awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the athletes, clubs and volunteers who excel in their respective sporting codes,” Mayor Sammels said.
“We have an active sporting community that thrives on the local, state, national and international sporting stage and I congratulate all of this year’s finalists and winners on their efforts.”
“The City will now turn its attention to hosting the Special Olympics WA State Games, which will be taking place on the weekend of Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October 2019.”
The Sports Star Awards began in 1997 and have continued to grow each year, becoming one of the premiere events on the local sporting calendar.
The City would like to acknowledge sponsors of the 2019 Sports Star Awards for their commitment and support including The Sound Telegraph, Baldivis Health and Fitness, Rockingham F45 Training and Rockingham Centre.