Australia Day

  Pictured Left to right: Wendy Boney who is standing in for Dianne Hardy, Stephen Hertslet, Michaela Skuthorpe, Belinda Boney standing in for Janalee Conroy, Ron Delezio Aust Day Ambassador and Mayor Phillip O’Connor.

Sportsperson of the Year - 1

The Sportsperson of the year award recognizes; a sportsperson, coach, administrator or official whose actions inspire and encourage others and enrich their community through sport. This year we are acknowledging dual winners in this category.

The first winner of Sportsperson of the Year Michaela Skuthorpe. signed up for Indigenous Marathon Foundation in 2018, where she competed in marathons all over Australia in the lead up to the New York Marathon. More than 52,000 runners compete in the New York marathon and it is over 42.19 KM. Michaela has a commitment to health and wellbeing and her dedication is a motivator and an inspiration for other people to “get moving”.

Sportsperson of the Year - 2

The second winner of the Sportsperson of the Year; Mark Redmond has spent the last 12 months travelling thousands of kilometers, living his dream of being on the Rodeo Circuit. He has placed 1st 15 times and numerous times he has placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th placings, which have qualified him to ride in the National Finals in Tamworth. He is always willing to help anyone when and where possible and has a great rapport with many community members.  He enjoys teaching upcoming junior cowboys. Mark is putting our little town on the Map.

Young Sportsperson of the Year

The Young Sportsperson of the Year recognizes; a sportsperson, coach, administrator or official whose actions inspire and encourage others and enrich the community through sport.

The winner of the Young Sportsperson of the Year Janalee is very deserving of this award as she is an integral part of the Brewarrina Sporting Community. Janalee has been a representative NSW in both codes of Rugby for 2018. Janlee was awarded the Golden Googars Most Valuable Player for the 2018 Season. Janalee is a young lady of an outstanding moral character, and conducts herself in a manner that her family and community should be extremely proud of.

Australia Day Award

The Australia Day award acknowledges the individuals in our communities whose actions inspire, encourage and enrich our community.

The winner of the Australia Day Award Dianne Hardy has been nominated for her dedication and service to Brewarrina Community, she has been acknowledged as a supportive member of the Brewarrina Community, towards both young children and adults alike. She is always there for those who may need a helping hand. Dianne also attends many community events to show her support of the town.

Young Citizen of the Year

This award recognise’s young citizens for their personal endeavors, achievements and community involvement.

Stephen Hertslet is this year’s winner of Young Citizen of the year for his personal achievements as a sportsman as well as his charity work.

Stephen was selected to represent Central North Rugby Union Under 16s at the NSW Country Rugby Championships. This required extensive travel across the Central Northern District for training and trial games. He had also been a Co- Captain of his Schools Rugby Union side, who won Central North New England Region under 16 Schoolboys competition.

In October 2018 Stephen along with his Uncle, paddled a kayak 110km along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn. The overnight paddling event involved over 300 teams, the two raised over $800 for the Arrow Bone Marrow Research Foundation.

Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual within the community for their personal endeavors, achievements and community involved.

Bradley Hardy was the Citizen of the Year, Bradley has lived in Brewarrina all of his life and has continually dedicated himself to supporting the community especially in the field of tourism. He is a role model for many in the community and wonderful ambassador for Brewarrina. He has the ability to connect with people while sharing his knowledge and culture with locals and travelers. Bradley believes that when a community comes together, working towards common goals, projects will and can be achieved for the community in general.