Senior Sports Star of the Year for 2016


Sports Star of the Year

Claire Keefer



Runner Up: Matthew Denny (Athletics)
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

Senior Rookie: Stephanie Pile (Shooting)
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

Senior Chase Your Dreams: Sam Carter (Athletics)
(Sponsored by The City Golf Club - the Braydon Smith Memorial Trophy)

Para Athlete of the Year: Claire Keefer and Sam Carter (Athletics)
(Sponsored by K & R Plumbing Supplies - the Nev Reedy Memorial Trophy)

Coach of the Year: Richard McLean (Swimming)
(Sponsored by Sports Darling Downs - the Pat O'Shea Memorial Trophy)

Volunteer of the Year: Janine Ritter (Little Athletics)
(Sponsored by John (Cracker) McDonald)

Umpire/Referee of the Year: Cory Mogg (Hockey)
(Sponsored by WIN Television)

Team of the Year: Harristown State High School U/16 Boys Volleyball Team
(Sponsored by F K Gardner & Sons - the John Fox Memorial Trophy)


Senior Monthly Award Winners for 2016


Nicole Maynard
Anna Paton
Dylan Sheehan

At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships Nicole competed in the Under 20 Women’s 200m, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and Long Jump. She came home with a silver medal in the 400m hurdles with a time of 61.53 secs.
Anna has been selected as the wicketkeeper for the Australian Country Women’s Cricket Team after a week long carnival held in Mt Gambier, South Australia in January.
Dylan has been named in the Aussie Colt, the Australian Under 19 Men’s Softball Team who will travel to Midland, Missouri, USA in July to compete at the Softball World Series.

Paul Lochel
Indoor Cricket
Nicholas Moore
Stephanie Pile

In May Paul represented Queensland in the Over 35 Indoor Cricket team at the Australian Masters Indoor Cricket Championships held in Mackay. From his performance at these championships he has been selected in the Over 35 Australian team to play at the Masters World Cup in Birmingham, England in October.
Nicholas has been selected in the Australian Under 19 Men’s Softball team, The Junior Steelers, to compete at the World Series in Midland, Michigan, USA in July.
At the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup held in Suhl, Germany, Stephanie won a bronze medal in the Shotgun Trap. This has qualified her to compete at the San Marino World Cup at the end of May.

Jessie Harper
Matthew Denny
Rachael Curtis
Indoor Netball

Jessie came 4th in Heptathlon at the Australian Open Athletics Championships held in Sydney at the end of March.
At the Australian Athletics Championships Matthew won the gold medal in the Men’s Discus and Hammer Throw. He was then selected to represent Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio in the Men’s Discus.
Rachael Vice-Captained the Australian 21’s six-a-side Indoor Netball team to win the silver medal at the Indoor Netball World Cup held in Wellington, New Zealand in August. In the seven-a-side competition at these championships the Australian 21’s also came away with the silver medal.

Claire Keefer
Athletics (Para Athlete)
Sam Carter
Wheelchair track
Kristopher George

In September Claire represented Australia at the Rio Paralympic Games where she won the bronze medal in the Women’s F41 Shotput and placed 7th in the Women’s F41 Discus.
From his performance in winning a gold medal in the 100m Wheelchair Track at the Australian Athletics Championships, Sam was selected to represent Australia at the Rio Paralympics in the Wheelchair Track 100m, 400m and 4 x 400m relay. At the Paralympics he progressed to the final of the 100m and eventually placed 6th in this race.
In 2016 Kris fought 4 times for 4 wins. In November he won the Commonwealth Title against undefeated Olympian and Commonwealth Games fighter Cameron Hammond.