Senior Sports Star of the Year for 2013


Sports Star of the Year

Lara Nielsen


Photo: Nev Madsen, The Chronicle

Runner Up: Skye Bogenhuber
(Sponsored by Sports Darling Downs)

Senior Rookie: Aleisha Neumann
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Group)

Senior Chase Your Dreams: Braydon Smith
(Sponsored by The City Golf Club)

AWD Athlete of the Year: Claire Keefer (Athletics)
(Sponsored by K & R Plumbing Supplies)

Coach of the Year: Grahame Pitt (Athletics)
(Sponsored by Toowoomba Chronicle)

Volunteer of the Year: Steve Donald (Football)
(Sponsored by John (Cracker) McDonald)

Umpire/Referee of the Year: Aleisha Neumann (Hockey)
(Sponsored by WIN Television)

Team of the Year: Toowoomba Grammar School Athletics Team
(Sponsored by F K Gardner & Sons - the John Fox Memorial Trophy)


Senior Monthly Award Winners for 2013


Courtney Kelly
Nathan Appleton
Lawn Bowls
Braydon Smith

Courtney was selected in the Open Australian Country women’s Hockey team to tour Singapore and Hong Kong.
Nathan won the Australian Open Bowlers with a Disability Ausrapid Singles Championship. Nathan was undefeated during the round robin competition finishing with 6 wins.
Braydon won the World Boxing Federation Asia Pacific Youth Championship with a round eight TKO. The win continues Braydon’s undefeated run as a professional boxer with his record standing at 6 wins, 5 by knock out.

Skye Bogenhuber
Horse Racing
Lara Nielsen
Thomas Versace

In April Skye made history in becoming the first female jockey to win the Weetwood Handicap. She followed this win with a victory in the Toowoomba Cup in June.
Following a two year break and after 10 months of solid training Lara won gold in the Open Women's Hammer throw with a distance of 58.25 metres at the Australain OPen Track & Field Championships.
Thomas is the Australian Small Bore Rifle 50m Prone Champion after competing and winning at the 2013 National Championships held in Brisbane. He also won a silver medal in the 50m Open Benchrest at these championships.

Brendon Gill
Aleisha Neumann
Ann Lacey

In July Brendon represented Australia at the GKR Karate World Cup in Sydney where he won a silver medal in the kata and became the World Champion in his division for kumite, winning the gold.
Aleisha has been selected in the Australian Country Women’s Hockey team to tour New Zealand in 2014. She has also been selected to Umpire at the Australian Hockey League Championships held at Hobart in October.
Ann was a member of the Queensland Open Ladies Darts team who won became the National Champions at the Australian Darts Championships held at Canberra in August.

Craig Blackburn
Quad Bike Racing
Daniel Macpherson
Amanda Ross

Craig is the national quad bike champion in the veterans (35-44 years) class following his win at the ATV National Quad Series at Coolum. It was his third straight year as champion. He won the Finke Desert Classic class 10 title. This was a two-day 460km race in the desert.
Daniel won the Australian Age Group Half Ironman Championships held at Port Macquarie and was the fastest amateur. He also finished second in his age group at the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon, and was second fastest amateur.
Amanda was selected in the Australia Country hockey team to travel to New Zealand this year.