Brown claims top honour

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser

Local speedway legend Kodee Brown won the 2016 Horizon Power Broome sports star of the year award at a Broome Sports Association award night last weekend.

Brown, who has won a speedway State and national title in the same year, was centre stage as more than 160 guests watched him collect the accolade at Broome Civic Centre on Saturday night.

His club didn’t miss out either, with Broome Speedway claiming the coveted club of the year award.

The volunteer of the year was won by Broome Netball’s Tash Aristei. Her fellow club member Christie Milenkovic won the official of the year trophy.

Australian under20s ultimate player Seth Lovell claimed the rising sport star of the year, while coach of the year was collected by Pearl Coast Gymnastics’ Krystal Cilia.

West Kimberley Football League premiers the Bidyadanga Emus, won the team of the year award.

Their coach Regan Bloomer scooped the remote community award.

Eskrima world champion and Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Famer Bianca Hellberg received the outstanding achievement award and AFL premiership Joel Hamling won the special recognition award, which was collected by his parents.

Broome Sports Awards founder Glenn Medlend received a long- awaited induction as the inaugural life member, and local surf lifesaving and triathlon champion Donna Dixon won the service to sport award. Some 54 nominations were received from 23 sporting organisations for the 11 awards presented on the night.

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