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November 29, 2012
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Central Coast Sports Federation Awards
by Mardi Love
he Central Coast Sports F e d e r a t i o n Awards were held at Mingara on Saturday, November 17, and celebrated the achievements of the Central Coast sporting community.
Steve Allen hosted the evening, with the Outstanding Service of Sport to the Central Coast being awarded to Brian Gee, Shannon Woodley, Lynn Smith and Ross Bryant. Sportsperson of the Year went to Tom Slingsby for Sailing with Matt Ryan as runner up forfootball. Central Coast Sports
Event of the Year went to the Bay to Bay Fun Run and Half Marathon while Central Coast Team of the Year went to Mingara Athletics U20 800m. Club-Association of the Year was awarded to Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club and Leisl Tesch won the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award for sailing. Indigenous Sportsperson of the Year went to Jarrad Hayes for golf, Masters Sportsperson of the Yea went to Paul Lemmon for surf lifesaving and swimming and Volunteer of the Year went to Jeff Vilensk y for his contribution to Cricket. David Unger won Official
of the Year for Surf Life Saving and Graham Arnold won Coach of the Year for football. Junior Sportsperson of the Year went to Jake O’Brien for Oztag, surf lifesaving and rugby league and runner up was Jack Cogger for rugby league, touch and Oztag. The Junior Encouragement Award went to Connor Watson for Oztag, rugby league and union, Amber Tauroa for Gymnastics and Matthew Graham for freestyle mogul skiing.
See pages 7 to 10 for a special feature on all the winners.
Naidoo wins NSW Senior Boy of the Year ido Mingara Judo Academy athlete Neeson Naidoo won the Judo NSW Senior Boy of the Year award at the NSW Judo State Awards recently.
Neeson’s award was determined based on accumulated competition points achieved at events
over the last 12 months. The Kido Mingara Judo Academy was also presented with the Judo Federation NSW Inspired Club of the Year award. “The Kido coaching team seems to be able to inspire and bring out the best in the local youngsters,” said head coach Pete Acciari. “The strong developing
talent pool of contest players including Melinda Brown, Neeson and Kassiea Naidoo, Caroline Hain, Liam and Angelina Yokoyama, Daniel Villani and Vadim Butov achieved remarkable results during the year placing well and building up an impressive tally including two gold, two silver and three bronze at the ACT
International, two gold, three silver and one bronze at NSW State, representation at the Commonwealth Open at Cardiff, one gold, two silver and four bronze at the Queensland International, one gold, one silver, one bronze at the Oceania Championship in Cairns, two players on the National Talent ID scholarship
program, three silver at the Southern Cross Intern VIOC, four gold, one silver and two bronze at the NSW International Open, one gold and two bronze at Nationals, four gold, two silver and two bronze at the NSW Country Championship and one gold, one silver and one bronze at the Sonice Ganesa Cup Jakarta, Indonesia.
by Peter Acciari
“The Academy conducts various sessions per week and is presenting a complete program for its membership including Kata, Fitness and Competition. “The coaching panel anticipates that we will have a stronger club in 2013 with the distinct focus on technical development,” said Acciari.
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