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Junior Sports Star of the Year for 2017

         

Junior
Sports Star of the Year
2017



Ellie Bowyer

Athletics

 

Runner Up: Amber Reinbott (Archery)
(Sponsored by Audi Centre Toowoomba)

Junior Rookie: Courtney Martinelli (Target Shooting)
(Sponsored by Toowoomba Chronicle)

Junior Chase Your Dreams: Mason Hughes (Athletics)
(Sponsored by The Athletes Foot)

Junior Para Athlete of the Year: Corey Anderson (Athletics)
(Sponsored by Heron Eyecare)

Primary School of the Year: Texas (P-10) State School
Secondary School of the Year: Harristown State High School
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

   
         

Junior Monthly Award Winners for 2017

         
   

January
Sophie Thornton
Volleyball
 
February
Monique Smith
Softball
 
March
Mason Hughes
Athletics

From her performance at the National Schools Volleyball Championships held in Melbourne, Sophie has been selected in the Australian Under 20 Ladies Volleyball team to compete in Thailand in May.
 
Monique captained the Queensland team at the Australian Under 17 Softball Championships. From her performance at these championships she was named in the All Tournament Team and also named the MVP for the Championships.
 
Mason won gold medals in the Under 16 Boys Shotput and Discus at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. This followed his winning gold in the Under 16 Boys Discus and Shotput at the Queensland Athletics Championships.
         
   

April
Mia Stower
Netball
 
May
Lucy Leadbetter
Volleyball
 
June
Corey Anderson
Para Athletics

From her performance at the National Netball Championships held in Canberra, Mia has been selected in the Australian Under 17 Netball Squad. She has also been selected in the Netball Queensland Elite Development Program to prepare for Suncorp Super Netball.
 
Lucy has been selected in the Australian Junior Women’s Volleyball Development Program, and with this squad travelled to Thailand to represent Australia at the Thailand Under 20 Junior Volleyball Championships.
 
At the Australian Athletics Championships, Corey won a gold medal in the Para Under 20 Javelin, a silver in the Para Under 20 Discus and Bronze in the Para Under 20 Shotput and Para Open Mens Javelin.
         
   

July
Ellie Bowyer
Athletics
 
August
Cameron Shields
Motor Sport
 
September
Amber Reinbott
Archery

Ellie won the silver medal in the Women’s Javelin with a throw of 50.64 metres as a member of the Australian Team at the Commonwealth Youth Games at Nasasua, Bahamas.
 
At present, Cameron is running 2nd in the National Formula Ford Championships with one round remaining, & 2nd on the Formula 4 Championships leaderboard. Between Formula 4 and Formula Ford, Cameron has now achieved 6 wins and 3 seconds in his last 9 starts.
 
Amber is the current ABA Under 13 Girls National Champion and ABA 3D Under 13 Girls National Champion. She is also the current IFFA Under 13 Girls National Champion and IFFA Under 13 Girls World Champion.
         
   

October
Courtney Martinelli
Target Shooting
 
November
Tatum Stewart
Hockey
 
December
Emily Ward
Touch

Courtney is currently ranked 5th in Australia for Women’s 3P (prone, kneeling & standing) and ranked 9th for Women’s 10m Air Rifle.
 
Tatum was a member of the Queensland Schoolgirls Under 16 Hockey Team which went on to beat NSW in the final, so winning the National Title. From her performance at these championships she was selected in the School Sport Australia Hockey team.
 
Emily captained the Queensland Under 15 Schoolgirls Touch Team to beat NSW in the final, so winning the National Title. From her performance at these championships she was named Player of the Carnival and also named in the Australian Merit Team.