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Top Logan athletes and officials recognised at sports awards

LOGAN'S best up and coming sports stars and officials were recognised for their sporting achievements at the 2012 BDS Logan City Sports Awards.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, referees and community members gathered at the Logan Entertainment Centre on Saturday night.

Wheelchair basketballer Bill Latham took out the top award on the night, after being awarded the 2012 BDS Logan City Sportsperson of the Year.

Mr Latham played for the Australian Rollers at last year's London Olympic Games and has spent much of his career playing in the Spanish league.

Councillor Russell Lutton said all of the award winners and nominees were worthy of their accolades.

"Sport is booming at all levels in our city," he said.

"It was great to see five Olympians nominated in this year's awards as well and I congratulate all nominees on their efforts to continue Logan's reputation as a sporting city and a city known for developing champions."

He also paid tribute to the awards' major sponsor, Logan businessman David Kemp and his BDS business, for his support.

 

Other winners on the night included:

Sportsman of the Year: Jesse Ross (boxing).

Sportswoman of the Year: Samantha Reid (synchronised swimming).

Young Male Sportsperson of the Year: Anthony Quayle (golf).

Young Female Sportsperson of the Year: Amy Beths (European handball).

Sports Team of the Year: John Paul College open A girls team (basketball).

Sports Coach of the Year: Anthony Skipper (dragonboating).

Sports Veteran of the Year: Marion Hermitage (triathlon).

Sports Administrator of the Year: Mick Griffin (soccer).

Sports Organisation of the Year: Jimboomba Little Athletics (athletics).

Sports Official of the Year: Debbie McGowan (basketball).

Sports Event of the Year: Logan Basketball (Australia vs China).


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