Sporting stars celebrated at awards
Published: 15 March 2015
One of Australia's fastest people over 100 metres has been named the BDS City of Logan Sportsperson of the Year at a gala event on Saturday 14 March.
Trae Williams, who can sprint 100 metres in 10.4 seconds, was named both Sportsperson and Young Sportsperson of the Year at the awards ceremony at Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre.
City of Logan Mayor, Pam Parker, said 17-year-old Trae had an outstanding year on the track in 2014 winning the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in the 100 metres.
Trae, who is from Regents Park, won a bronze medal in the 100 metres at the Youth Olympic Games in China and also took home a gold medal as part of the winning 8 x 100 metre mixed-relay team.
"Trae is a fantastic athlete and is also a passionate Rugby League player with a very bright sporting future ahead of him" Mayor Parker said.
"This year's winners are all great role models and I would like to congratulate them and also thank all of the outstanding nominees."
Bathurst-winning V8 Supercar driver Chaz Mostert from Munruben was named Sportsman of the Year – Male, while Janine Jungfels was named Sportswoman of the Year – Female.
Janine competes on the world-stage in the sport of Bike Trials and was named Australian Female Mountain Biker of the Year having secured 12 world-cup podium finishes in her career to date.
Young Sportsperson of the Year Female was awarded to 14-year old Tayla Nolte from North Maclean who won gold at the Sports Tae Kwon Do Australian Nationals and placed second at the 6th International Commonwealth Tae Kwon Do Championships.
Deputy Mayor and Sport and Community Services Chair, Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2), said in addition to the athletes, the awards are about celebrating the people who make sport happen.
"Logan is a proud sporting city and it is fantastic to acknowledge our athletes, coaches, administrators and teams," he said.
"Sport brings people together from all different backgrounds and is a foundation of the strong community spirit we enjoy in Logan."
Winners on the night:
- Sportsperson of the Year: Trae Williams (selected from individual category winners)
- Sportsman of the Year: Chaz Mostert (Motor Racing)
- Sportswoman of the Year: Janine Jungfels (Bike Trials)
- Young Sportsperson of the Year - Male: Trae Williams (Athletics)
- Young Sportsperson of the Year - Female: Tayla Nolte (Tae Kwon Do)
- Elite Athlete with a Disability – Susie Hedley (Swimming)
- Sports Team of the Year: Logan City Under 15s Boys Softball
- Sports Coach of the Year: Neville Gooding (Rugby League)
- Sports Veteran of the Year: Joint winners – Wilma Perkins (Athletics) and Marion Hermitage (Triathlon)
- Sports Administrator of the Year: Sarah Logan (Park Run)
- Sports Organisation of the Year: Logan Brothers (Rugby League)
- Sports Official of the Year: Greg Ison (Athletics)
- Sports Event of the Year: 2014 Softball Qld Master Tournament