High achievers honoured

Justin FrisGeraldton Guardian

The 46th Geraldton Guardian Mid West Sports Awards provided another catalogue of worthy sporting accolades at Queens Park Theatre in Geraldton last night.

Kay Chynoweth was awarded the Crothers Construction senior sports star of the year gong after her watershed year in croquet.

Off the back of solid form in local and regional-based competition, Chynoweth was selected to represent WA’s golf croquet team at the Australian Gold Interstate Shield titles in Queensland, with WA winning the shield for the first time.

Amid a hotly contested Karara Mining Ltd junior sports star of the year field, multi-sport athlete Kingsley Dawson emerged victorious. Selected to represent Australia in softball earlier this year, Dawson also played a large amount of representative football.

The Sport and Recreation WA coach of the year award went to Adrian Bartlett, whose unbeaten coaching season across a variety of football competitions will go in the history books as one of the finest ever seasons. Several other awards were also presented, along with Anthony Little (boxing) being inducted by the Mid West Sports Federation into its hall of fame.

The crowd enjoyed a few anecdotes from Bella Ndayikeze, who co-ordinates youth programs for the Edmund Rice Centre in Perth.

Junior sports star of the year Kingsley Dawson
Camera IconJunior sports star of the year Kingsley Dawson

THE WINNERS

Crothers Construction senior sports star of the year

Kay Chynoweth (croquet)

Karara Mining Ltd junior sports star of the year

Kingsley Dawson (softball)

Geraldton Greenough Financial Services team of the year

Geraldton Croquet Club country weekend team

Sport and Recreation WA coach of the year

Adrian Bartlett (football)

Young Motors administrator of the year

Caroline Rowcroft (hockey/water polo/surf lifesaving)

Ian Blayney MLA official of the year

Tanya Burges (netball)

TOXFREE — ATLAS inclusion award

Football West for their inclusive practices with Lachlan Hargreaves

Brian “Putter” Smith sports personality of the year — sponsor Ray White Geraldton

Darryle Mazzuchelli (football/basketball)

Geraldton Guardian local achiever’s award

Cardinals women’s A-grade hockey team (hockey)

Sportspower — MWAS athlete of the year

Corey Taylor (BMX racing)

Byland Fabrications club of the year

Spalding Horse and Pony Club (equestrian)

Mid West Sports Federation Mid West hall of fame

Anthony Little (boxing)

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