Nominate a Bunbury junior sports star for the 2017 Myles award

The search is on for the region’s most outstanding young sports star with clubs and associations encouraged to nominate athletes for this year’s Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year award.

The award, which was first presented by Ned Myles in 1966, recognises a young person who has contributed to sport through coaching, umpiring or general promotion of their sport and who has represented themselves well within the public arena.

It also takes into account sporting achievement of State, National and International significance while acknowledging the dedication and commitment required to reach this level of excellence.

Nominees need to be between 13 and 18 years old to be eligible and must either reside in Bunbury or play in a Bunbury-based club or association.

Nominations can only be made by associations or clubs and must focus on achievements undertaken between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Finalists will be selected by an expert judging panel and the winner announced at a special awards ceremony later this year.

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the award was a fitting way to recognise the region’s talented young athletes.

“Sport is an integral part of our city’s social fabric and it is fantastic to see dedicated young athletes continuing to play a significant role,” Mr Brennan said.

“An award such as the Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year is just one of the ways our community can pay tribute to their achievements and their contribution to sport.

“The winner of this award will join a distinguished list, such as 2016 recipient, netballer Shantelle Tassone.”

Nominations close at 5pm on August 31. For more information or a nomination form, contact kmerwood@bunbury.wa.gov.au.

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