Sporting achievers announced for February (QLD)

City of Ipswich

An Australian representative futsal player from Ipswich is one of February’s junior winners in the Ipswich Sports.

Jack Ryder represented Australia in the Australian Dal Ponte Vikings international futsal team who competed in China.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson, Councillor David Morrison announced other junior awards for February had gone to Taela Brown, Kirsten Ihle and Erin Haines for representing Queensland at the National Vigoro Titles.

“Leann Panzram, Rebecca Foley, Alyce Jeffries, Karen Ihle and Melinda Park all received Senior Sport Recognition Awards for representing Queensland at the National Vigoro Titles.

“Their contribution to their individual sport is to be applauded.

“To gain this level of achievement in any sport takes personal commitment and the dedication shown by our sports people is to be commended.”

Cr Morrison said Sport Recognition Award winners were in the running for Sport Achiever Awards, which provide $400 to reward excellence in sport.

“Finalists will be notified by mail and will be invited to attend an a quarterly breakfast award ceremony.

“March winners will be announced soon, and junior and senior sportspersons are encouraged to apply for the March Sport Recognition Awards which are now open.”

Cr Morrison said the Ipswich Sport Recognition Awards which commenced in July 2009 were to recognise and reward our many talented sports people and their achievements.

“The awards also recognise those who have a strong commitment to sport.”

“The program provides monthly awards of $200, $300 and $400 and annual awards of up to $4,000.”

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