Page 5109 - Week 12 - Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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highlighted, for the sporting community perhaps, the pinnacle social event of the year, as it has been for quite a number of years. With around 400 guests in attendance, everyone had a great night. Jim Roberts thanked a lot of the organisations who took part in the planning of the evening, sponsors, as well as various supporters of the organisation, ACTSport, in order to enable all of the awards to be made.

I will come to the winners in a few moments, but first off congratulations to ClubsACT, Sportsmans Warehouse, Schweppes, Chamberlains Law Firm, Mix 106.3, Konica Minolta, Southern Cross Ten, Canberra Times, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Nova Multimedia, Trophylink, Craig Noble, Stefan Wronski, Jeff House, Louize Gleeson, Rebecca Dent, Phil Lynch, Ron Burns, Fiona Nelson, Jeremy Flynn, Nick Hunter, Rebecca Kelly and Pip Genge, Greg Thomson, David Polkinghorne, Pete Foley and Bob Smith—all great contributors to the success of the evening.

For the Trophylink volunteer of the year award, which was presented by Bob Smith, the nominees were Angelique Clyde-Smith for ice skating, Mary Anne Simpson for females in training, Gerard Ryan for athletics, John Logue for football, Ray Hadge for cricket and David Calvert for football. There were lots of other nominees as well. The eventual winner in that category was Angelique Clyde-Smith for ice skating.

Some of the other awards included the Nova official of the year award, presented by Peter Foley. The nominees were Phong Toan Nguyen for volleyball, Geoff Northam for rowing, Ian Colquhoun for athletics and Richard Naumovskiy for football. The winner was Geoff Northam for rowing.

In all, there were quite a lot of areas. I will not be able to go through all of the categories due to lack of time but I would like to touch upon the main awards. The ClubsACT main sportstar of the year award went to Susan Powell from cycling. Susan was also the Schweppes female sportstar of the year. The Canberra Times male sportstar of the year was Andrew Kirkpatrick for softball. The Sportsmans Warehouse junior sportstar of the year was Alison Rice for cycling. The Mix 106.3 coach of the year was Bob Harrow for softball. The Konica Minolta team of the year was the Ice Dragons dragon boat club. The ACTSport AIS sportstar of the year was Alicia Coutts for swimming. The Southern Cross Ten community sports award went to Robbie Cheshire for lawn bowls. The Nova Multimedia official of the year, as has been said before, was Geoff Northam. The Trophylink volunteer of the year was Angelique Clyde-Smith for ice skating.

So all in all, it was a fantastic night, recognising some great sports people across a whole host of sports. My congratulations go to all concerned: Jim Roberts, the project events and professional development program’s Emma Eaton and all of the people concerned with ACTSport. I look forward to next year’s range of winners that we will be able to meet. So congratulations once again to ACTSport, the board and Jim Roberts.

CanTeen national bandanna day

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Leader, ACT Greens) (9.11): I bring the attention of the Assembly to CanTeen’s National Bandanna Day, which is on Friday,

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