LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – August 2015 Winners

The winners of the LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards for the month of August 2015 have been announced by Lithgow City Council.

Mayor of Lithgow, Councillor Maree Statham said “The Junior Award for August 2015 was won by Emily Watts (Cycling).”

“Emily is only 14 turning 15 in November this year but races in the U17 age category. At the Hunter Tour Emily finished 2nd in the time trial with the bunch in the road race and criterium. Emily placed 3rd overall in the general classification over all three events. At the State Championships Emily placed 1st in the time trial with a 40 sec time gap to 2nd, 8th in the road race the same day and 4th in the criterium. With these results Emily has gained state selection to compete at Cycling Australia National Road Championships in Victoria in September.”

“The Senior Award for August 2015 was won by Zane Bray (Dragon Boat Racing).”

“Zane took home a silver medal in both the Australian over 50s Men’s & Mixed Teams at the Dragon Boat World Championships in Canada. Australia were beat into second place by the Canadian Men’s Team by only 0.4 of a second. USA was third, 46 seconds behind Australia.”

“Council extends its congratulations to Emily & Zane on their achievements, and further encourages the community and local sporting organisations to submit nominations for these awards” added Councillor Statham.

Nominations for outstanding sporting achievements in September 2015 will be accepted by Lithgow City Council until 7th October 2015.  Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service Department on (02) 6354 9999, or can be downloaded from council’s website http://council.lithgow.com/sports-star-awards/

Working together to support, celebrate and expand the social and cultural diversity of our community whilst promoting healthy, active lifestyles in a safe environment is a part of Council’s strategy to Care for our Community in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Contact:

Mr Iain Stewart
Group Manager – Operations
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

 

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