YARALLA SPORTS STAR: Mick Daly at Daly’s Gym.
YARALLA SPORTS STAR: Mick Daly at Daly’s Gym. Tom Huntley

Time to nominate sports stars in Yaralla awards

MICK Daly knows first-hand the benefit of being nominated for a Yaralla Sport Star Award.

Last year's club person of the year winner said as well as the honour of being selected, the award provided some much-needed cash for himself and Gladstone Amateur Boxing.

"It was fantastic," Daly said.

The timing couldn't have been better for Daly to receive the windfall, because he had just returned from the Olympics where he was assistant coach to the Australian boxing team.

Daly said the award was a good initiative for amateur sportspeople and kids.

"I know how much it costs parents and how much it costs to travel."

Yaralla e-marketing and communications manager Katie Biggs said one of the reasons the awards program was started was because Gladstone's high achieving sportspeople had to travel so far to represent their region

"This comes at quite an expense," Biggs said.

There are three categories: Junior Sport Star (16 years and under), Senior Sport Star of the Year, and Club Person of the Year. Biggs said anyone could nominate so long as the nominee resided in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

Weekly winners receive $500 to support their personal sporting pursuits while another $500 goes to the development of their club.

Nominations for the fifth Yaralla Sport Star Awards are now open.

To nominate visit yaralla.com.au/community/yaralla-sports-star-of-the-year.