In what was arguably one of the most hotly contested Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Award fields in recent memory, the annual presentation acknowledging our best athletes was held at Lions Park last Sunday.
Presented by special guest Jessica Pascoe, the event attracted a number of punters who were there to celebrate our local sporting heroes.
The Forbes SOYA committee also thanked everyone who helped to make the event possible from local sponsors, Mayor Phyllis Miller and Jessica Pascoe and partner Isaac for making the journey from Adelaide to attend.
The 2020/21 winners are:
• Sportsperson of the Year: Haylee Redfern
• Sportsperson of the Year Runner Up: Tom Drane Junior Sportsperson of the Year : Claire Little
• Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Justin Roylance
• Forbes Shire Council Fair Go Award: Forbes Pony Club
• Special Sports Award: Sophia Angrove
• School Awards: Forbes North Public
School – Rydah Hancock; Forbes Public
School – Laura Chudleigh; St Laurence’s
School – Lachlan Wallace
• CWCU Sports Achiever: Dayne Hamilton
• Terry Wade Award: Andrew Hubbard
• Umpire/Referee/Official: Darren Butler
• Phillip Adams Award: Rydah Hancock
• Coach/Trainer Award: Alex Milsom
• Administration Award: Sonia Dukes
• All Round Sports Achiever: Annabelle Dwyer
• President’s Award: Forbes Junior Cricket Under 12 Years Rep Team
• Team Award: Forbes Junior Platypi Under 12 Years Team
Merit Awards: Jackson Beaudin, Laura Chudleigh, Maddox Bruem, Cayden Metzeling, Abbey Nolan, Marcus Harding, Lachlan Wallace and Andie Hodder