Mandurah Mail sport year in review | December 2016

The past 12 months have been filled with inspiring stories of teams and athletes succeeding throughout Mandurah and the Peel region.

With the bumper year almost over, the Mandurah Mail is taking a look back at what made sports headlines in 2016.

Here is an overview of what we featured in our sports section in December.

What happened in December

CRICKET: The Lord Taverners’ Peel branch continued their support of young cricketers throughout the region.

SOCCER: Local Brazilian soccer school, the BrazRoos, celebrated their first birthday.

The BrazRoos celebrated their first birthday in December. Photo: Barbara Hill.

The BrazRoos celebrated their first birthday in December. Photo: Barbara Hill.

FOOTBALL: Fremantle drafted a number of tall players that could hit the field for Peel Thunder in 2017

FOOTBALL: Census figures released by the WA Football Commission showed a massive growth in the amount of people playing the sport in the Peel region.

SOCCER: After a brilliant 2016, Mandurah City FC was promoted to the WA National Premier League.

PADDLE BOARDING: The 2016 King of the Cut stand-up paddleboard race was won by Titouan Puyo.

FOOTBALL: It was announced that Mandurah will be treated to a double dose of AFL level games in March 2017.

FOOTBALL: A limit was placed on the amount of AFL players Peel Thunder and East Perth can field in the WAFL finals.

BOXING: Mandurah boxer Kiron Brown finished second in the state novice tournament

FOOTBALL: The WAFL fixtures were released in December, with Peel taking on East Perth in a blockbuster start to the season.

BASKETBALL: The State Basketball League fixtures were also released in December, with the Magic excited about their return to the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Well that’s it for yet another ripping year in sport in Mandurah. We’ll be back in 2017 ready for another big one.