The cream of our area’s young emerging sports stars have been honoured in the annual Chifley Sports Awards, hosted by the Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic.
The Awards ceremony has again been staged at the Blacktown International Sports Park at Rooty Hill.
Nominees for the awards covered a vast array of sports, including football, rugby league and rugby union, judo, gymnastics, track and field, softball, swimming and cross country running.
Judges for this year were Craig Dhu, the President of Doonside Little Athletics and Jack Taylor, the CEO of Blacktown and Districts Football Association.
Judged as the Junior Chifley Sports Champion of the Year was 13 year old gymnast Jack Hall, 2014 National and State Gymnastics Age Champion.
At the Nationals Jack brought home four gold and two silver medals on the way to being named the National Champion.
16 year old Conor Edwards has taken the title of Senior Chifley Sports Champion of the Year, a multi-medallist in international competition in Judo, including events in Hong Hong, New Zealand and Macau.
Conor stars in the Under 66 kilogram class.
The Mt Druitt Town Rangers have been adjudged the Chifley Sports Team of the Year.
This is a club with great character and depth, with teams from the Under 12s through 15s making it through to FNSW Premier League 1 while many of the Rangers players competed in April this year against future stars of European giants Benfica and Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.
“Every year I never cease to be amazed by the level of talent we have in Western Sydney – and not just in one or two sports,” Mr Husic, the sponsor of the annual awards said today.
“This year we have seen the inspirational Asia Cup title come home to Western Sydney through our Wanderers.
“Representative Sport is alive and well in Chifley and I can’t wait to see even more international silverware come home through these talented sports stars in the future,” Mr Husic concluded.