Take a bow Ali, you are the best
IPSWICH has another mighty reason to be proud this morning celebrating the success of our latest world champion.
The multi-talented Ali Brigginshaw typifies everything you like to see in a sportsperson.
She's determined, astute, reliable, humble and versatile.
The Australian Jillaroos rugby league player is also fiercely loyal, especially to the city she calls home.
Ali is the first to return calls when we seek her thoughts on major events like the latest Rugby League World Cup.
With strong family values, Ali knows the importance of being an ambassador for those who support her and where she grew up.
So congratulations Ali on sharing in Australia's World Cup glory at the weekend.
Ali's success also caps another outstanding week for the city's elite sport stars.
Archie Graham was recently crowned City of Ipswich Senior Sportsperson of the Year having won back-to-back world titles in tennis.
The fine sportsman playing in intellectual disability competition was fittingly recognised at the latest Tennis Australia awards, along with another Ipswich achiever Ash Barty.
In winning the Newcombe Medal, Barty was rewarded for her outstanding year on the courts.
It's great to see Ipswich sportspeople continuing to be international winners.