Senior Sports Star of the Year for 2018


Sports Star of the Year

Matthew Denny



Runner Up: Lara Nielsen (Athletics)
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

Senior Rookie: Brielle Erbacher (Athletics)
(Sponsored by Clive Berghofer Land Sales)

Senior Chase Your Dreams: Hayden Siebuhr (Wheelchair Basketball)
(Sponsored by The City Golf Club - the Braydon Smith Memorial Trophy)

Para Athlete of the Year: Corey Anderson (Athletics)
(Sponsored by K & R Plumbing Supplies - the Nev Reedy Memorial Trophy)

Coach of the Year: Greg Hobl (Weightlifting)
(Sponsored by Sports Darling Downs - the Pat O'Shea Memorial Trophy)

Volunteer of the Year: Sophie Smith (AFL)
(Sponsored by John (Cracker) McDonald)

Umpire/Referee of the Year: Luke McKenzie (Touch)
(Sponsored by WIN Television)

Team of the Year: (joint winners) -
Toowoomba Grammar School Under 15 Football Squad
St. Mary’s College First XIII Confraternity Shield Team
(Sponsored by F K Gardner & Sons - the John Fox Memorial Trophy)



Lara Nielsen



Senior Monthly Award Winners for 2018


Conor McLoughlin
Brielle Erbacher
Cameron Shields
Motor Sport

At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Conor won the gold medal in the Under 20 Discus. His throw of 57.75m has qualified him for automatic selection into the Australian Junior Athletics Team to compete at the World Junior Championships in July.
Brielle won the silver medal in the Under 20 3000m Steeple at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. This performance has gained her a place on the Australian Junior Athletics Team to compete at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Finland.
In the Formula 3 National Championship Racing held at Winton (Vic), Cameron broke the fastest qualifying lap time and then went on to finish in 1st place outright. He also qualified fastest and came 1st place outright in both the Formula 3 NSW Championships and Formula Ford NSW Championships.

Matthew Denny
Lara Nielsen
Corey Anderson
Para Athletics

From his previous performances Matthew was selected as a member of the Australian Commonwealth Games team to compete at the Gold Coast where he won the silver medal in the Hammer Throw with a personal best throw of 74.88m and Queensland record. At these games he also came 4th in the Discus with a season best throw.
At the Australian Open Track & Field Championships & Commonwealth Games trials Lara won a silver medal in the Women’s Hammer Throw. This qualified her for selection on the Australian team to compete in the Women’s Hammer Throw at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast where she won the bronze medal.
Corey won the silver medal in the Open Men’s Javelin Ambulent at the Australian Open Athletics Championships. At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships he won gold medals in the Javelin, Shotput & Discus Ambulent Men’s Under 20. He has been selected in the Australian Junior Para Athletics Development Squad & QAS P4G program.

Hayden Siebuhr
Wheelchair Basketball
Lyle Teske
Indoor Cricket
Angus Young
Indoor Bowls

Hayden was selected in the Australian Under 23 Wheelchair Basketball Team to compete in Turkey; however, due to the unrest in the country, the trip has been put on hold.
Lyle has been selected to captain the Australian Open Men’s Indoor Cricket team which will travel to Sri Lanka for the Australasia Cup.
Angus skipped the Queensland Men’s Pairs Team to the gold medal at the Australian Indoor Bowls Championships held in Caloundra. From his performance at these championships, he was selected in the Australian Squad.

Tara Reinke
Jack McArthur
Bull Riding
John Patzwald
Bench Rest Shooting

In only her second year in powerlifting, Tara competed at the Australian Open Powerlifting Championships in the Under 64kg category. At these championships, Tara bench-pressed 80kg, dead-lifted 170kg and squatted 142.5kg and in doing so placed 6th in the Under 64kg category. From this performance she became ranked 2nd as an Under 23 year old lifter in Australia regardless of body weight.
In 2018, Jack became the first bull rider ever to win 5 consecutive National Rodeo Association Open Bull Riding Championships, and has now won the most bull riding titles in the history of the association. He also broke his own record for most points won in a season.
At the Australian Bench Rest Championships, John won gold in the two gun rimfire event and silver in the heavy varmint air rifle competition. His performances during last year and this year shooting in five different categories have made him eligible for the National Air Rifle and Rim Fire Shooting team to compete in South Africa in August 2019. He is the first person to represent Australia in the five categories of rifle shooting.