Senior Sports Star of the Year for 2014


Sports Star of the Year

Lara Nielsen



Runner Up: Matthew Denny
(Sponsored by McConachie Stedman)

Senior Rookie: Shane Wagner
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

Senior Chase Your Dreams: Joshua Robinson
(Sponsored by The City Golf Club)

AWD Athlete of the Year: Jessica Street
(Sponsored by K & R Plumbing Supplies)

Coach of the Year: Grahame Pitt and Neil McCoy (shared)
(Sponsored by Sports Darling Downs)

Volunteer of the Year: David Budden
(Sponsored by John (Cracker) McDonald)

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

Team of the Year: Toowoomba Twisters U12 Boys Touch Team
(Sponsored by F K Gardner & Sons - the John Fox Memorial Trophy)


Senior Monthly Award Winners for 2014


Matthew Denny
Joshua Robinson
Nathan Appleton
AWD Lawn Bowls

At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships Matthew won gold medals in the U/20 Mens Discus, Hammer and Shotput with World Junior qualifying throws in all three events.
Joshua won gold medals in the U/20 Mens 200m & 400m and 4 x 100m relay & 4 x 400m relay at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. From this performance he has been selected to run the 400m and 4 x 400m relay at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA in July.
At the 2014 Australian Open Bowling Championships held in Melbourne, Nathan won the Bowler With a Disability Ausrapid Singles Championship after going through to the final undefeated in each round. He also competed in the Able Body Mixed Pairs with Australian representative Christina Pavlov, going down by two shots.

Shane Wagner
John Patzwald
Daniel Macpherson

Shane won the Junior 94kg Category representing Australia at the 2014 Oceania Weightlifting Championships held in New Caledonia with a 238kg total.
John has been selected as the only Queenslander out of a total of nine Australians who travelled to France to compete at the World Shooting Championships. John competes in the Rimfire Benchrest discipline.
Daniel holds the ranking of No.1 Ironman in Australia in the 25-29 age group. This has qualified him to attend the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii in October.

Lara Nielsen
Deon Swart
Aleisha Neumann

At the Australian Athletics Championships, Lara won the Open Women’s Hammer Throw with a new pb of 63.11 metres. This win secured her a place on the Australian team to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Deon won the gold medal in the 61kg freestyle division at the Australian Wrestling Championships, and from this performance was selected in the Australian team to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Aleisha was a member of the Queensland Country team which won the 2014 Australian Country Hockey Championship. She was named “Best & Fairest Player” of this tournament. She has also been selected as Australian Umpire for the Federation of International Hockey World League & Oceanic Pacific Cup in December.

Rebecca Dwyer
Tracy Foster
Lawn Bowls
Kris George

Rebecca was a member of the Hockeyroos Australian Women’s Hockey Team which won the silver medal at the Champions Trophy in Argentina.
After winning the Queensland Pairs Lawn Bowls Championships Tracy, along with partner Jo Worsley, won the National Champion of Champions Pairs Title played at Taren Point, NSW.
In his short career with 7 professional fights, Kris has had 7 wins, 5 by knockout. His latest win (the WBA Oceania Title) now gives him a World Ranking of 15.