Green Machine lauds Logan's heroes
Published: 3 October 2018
Logan’s list of sporting greats reads like a Who’s Who of Australia’s best athletes.
Rugby league legend Cameron Smith, heavyweight Alex Leapai, Winter Olympian Steven Bradbury, swimmer Jodie Henry and many more started their journey to stardom in Logan.
The Audi Centre Springwood City of Logan Sports Awards on October 13 will recognise the best of our current crop of champions.
A record 131 nominations have been received this year across twelve categories, including three nominations from athletes who competed at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Past winners have included dual international in rugby league and rugby union and former AFL player Israel Folau, former Brisbane Broncos captain and Australian rugby league player Corey Parker and boxer Alex Leapai.
Special guest, four-time world champion boxer Danny Green, will regale the crowd with tales from his big bouts including the famous Green-Mundine showdowns plus his sporting journey from grassroots to the international stage.
“The Sports Awards is one of Council’s biggest events of the year and it’s not hard to see why with such a dazzling array of past and present talent involved,” City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said.
“But it’s not just for the big names – the awards also recognise those who’ve had to overcome adversity or toil away for years making ends meet while chasing their dream.
“It is also about the people who work behind the scenes, the administrators, whose efforts make sporting contests possible in the first place.”
Danny Green said the City of Logan is a sporting heavyweight when it comes to breeding champions and it will be a ding-dong battle to see who takes out the prestigious sportsperson of the year award.
“The pedigree is pretty awesome when you think about the likes of Israel Folau, Cameron Smith and the lion-hearted Alex Leipai, who all played and trained in and around Logan. It’s where they dreamed big and set their sights on becoming the best of the best,” he said.
“One of the greatest things about sport is the people you meet along the way and I’m really looking forward to sharing parts of my journey as a guest at this awesome event.”
The Audi Centre Springwood City of Logan Sports Awards is being held at the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre, Saturday October 13.
Ticket sales close this Friday, October 5, so hurry to book your seat. Visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/sportsawards for more information.