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Athletes and Coaches Shine at Menai Sports Awards

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The annual Menai District sports awards were held last Saturday evening at Club Cenrtal Menai. Our club was out in force with our representation being more than 10% of a 300 strong audience.

Competition was extremely strong in all categories with many award winners not only winning state titles but in many instances national titles and also representing internationally. That said both the junior and senior clubs were well represented in award recipients.

In the Club Person of the Year award our Director of Coaching, Michael Dooley, received the runners up award for his tireless efforts for the club and athletes. This award was richly deserved.

In the principle award of the evening, the Sports Star of the Year, our Olympian, Jessica Thornton was successful against some fierce competition that included international touch footballers and netballers.

In recognising of Jess’s achievements, MC Joel Cain said “you can be a former electrician, a former school teacher and a former sports commentator but you are always an Olympian.”

Congratulations to both Jessica and Michael on their awards.

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