Yaralla Sports Star Awards night at the Yaralla Sports club.
Yaralla Sports Star Awards night at the Yaralla Sports club. Christopher Chan GLA301112STAR

Top honours for teens at Yaralla Sports Star awards

SOME of Gladstone's most talented sportspeople packed the Yaralla Sports Club on Friday night for the annual Yaralla Sport Star of the Year awards.

 

Yaralla Sports Star of the Year, Georgia Armitage.
Yaralla Sports Star of the Year, Georgia Armitage. Christopher Chan GLA301112STAR

Star volleyballer Georgia Armitage was named senior sports star.

 

As well as representing Queensland in volleyball she is also a talented softball and hockey player.

Georgia said she was pleasantly shocked to have been honoured in such a way.

"It feels good," she said. "You know everyone around you has achieved the same level."

Alex Mather took out Junior Sport Star of the Year for his achievements in rugby league.

Not only has he represented Queensland, the 15-year-old has already been signed with the Melbourne Storm.

Alex said he was shocked to win the award as he was up against sportspeople who had played overseas.

"It's good to see talent in and around our region," Alex said.

He has recently been selected to play for the Capras, which has been keeping him busy, before he heads to Melbourne on December 15 to play in an under-18 trial match.

Club Person of the Year Mick Daly was nominated for his achievements in boxing, which include working as the assistant coach to the Australian boxing team at the London Olympics.

Mick wasn't present to accept his award.

Winners

  • Junior Sport Star of the Year - Alex Mather
  • Club Person of the Year - Mick Daly
  • Senior Sport Star of the Year - Georgia Armitage
  • Observer Luke Woof Memorial Award - Megan Hunt