The Yaralla Junior Sports Star awards are now up and running for the 9th year in a row. With over $15,000 per year donated to great sporting individuals in Gladstone, this is undeniably the greatest sporting support program in the region. Keep your eye on The Observer each Saturday for the weekly winners.
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29th April, 2017 – Brooke represented QLD at the National Cricket Championships where her team came home as undefeated national champions.
She has also represented Capricornia at the State Soccer championships and has been selected in the 13-16 years Capricornia AFL team that will compete in Maroochydore later this year.
Gladstone Junior Basketball Association
6th May, 2017 -Boti has worked hard over the course of the last year to make the North Queensland U18 Basketball team.
He has had to travel to Townsville every two weeks for the past three months for training and went from being cut from the state team in U16’s, to now being considered among the best in Queensland for his age.
gladstone Mudcrabs/Gladstone Junior Basketball Association
13th May, 2017 – Emily excels in a variety of different sports and sporting codes. Whether it’s on an Aussie rules oval, a rugby pitch, basketball court or cross-country course, you know what you are going to get with the effort Emily Kirkwood puts in.
This year alone Emily has been selected in the Capricornia team for AFL, the U18 Gladstone Representative Basketball team, the Rugby 7 Youth Development team AND Capricornia for Cross Country.
Boyne Tannum Bullets/Dolphins Netball/BITS Cricket Club
20th May, 2017 -Sally took up competitive swimming just over 12 months ago and has returned from the QLD Primary School Trials with 2 medals including a silver in the 100m butterfly event.
Sally has also taken up cricket for the first time, playing with the BITS Fire team, which consisted mainly of girls. These girls played exceptionally well against male dominated teams, just missing out on a GF spot.