Nominate a junior sports star for prestigious award

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Nominate a junior sports star for prestigious award

The search in on for the region’s outstanding young sports star with clubs and associations encouraged to nominate athletes for the 2017 Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year award.

The award, which was first presented by Ned Myles in 1966, recognises a young person who has contributed to sport through coaching, umpiring or general promotion of their sport and who has represented themselves well within the public arena.
It also takes into account sporting achievement of State, National and International significance while acknowledging the dedication and commitment required to reach this level of excellence.

Nominees need to be at least 13 years of age and under 18 to be eligible and must either reside in Bunbury or play in a Bunbury-based club or association.Nominations can only be made by associations or clubs and focus on achievements in the 12-month period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Finalists will be selected by an expert judging panel and the winner announced at a special awards ceremony.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the award was a fitting way to recognise our talented young athletes.
“Sport is an integral part of our city’s social fabric and it is fantastic to see dedicated young athletes continuing to play a significant role,” Mr Brennan said.
“An award such as the Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year is just one of the ways our community can pay tribute to their achievements and their contribution to sport.
“The winner of this award will join a distinguished list, such as 2016 recipient, netballer Shantelle Tassone.”

Nominations close at 5pm on 31 August, 2017. For further information or for a nomination form, contact kmerwood@bunbury.wa.gov.au.

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