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.
1st April, 2017 – Lachlan Wilmot is a talented basketballer and is the first of this year’s Yaralla Sports Club Junior Sports Star nominations.
In January at the QLD State Championships he was offered a spot to play for the QLD South Emerging U17 men’s team, heading to USA in June to attend training camps and play in American College Basketball Competitions.
Gladstone Gladiators Swimming Club
8th April, 2017 – Coby has recently qualified to compete at the Australian Age Nationals Swimming Championships in April for the 13 years male 100m and 200m Breaststroke events. These two events only attract approximately 25-30 swimmers in Australia who can achieve the fast qualifying time.
The Age Nationals Swimming Championships are the goal for every competitive swimmer and the pinnacle event in the Australian Swimming Calendar.
Yaralla cricket Club
15th April, 2017 – Harrison has potential to succeed in his chosen sport. He is a quiet achiever, well mannered, very respectful to his parents, coaches, club committee members, his team players and opposition team.
In the past 2 cricket seasons he has been selected in the QLD Silver Rookie Program and has an amazing bowling average in each team he represents throughout Queensland.
Sparks hockey club
22nd April, 2017 – Last month Abbey was named in the Queensland U15 No. 1 team to compete at the National Hockey Championships in Moorebank NSW.
For the past 2 years she has also competed at the Australian All Schools Volleyball championships in Melbourne where she has captained the team.