2017 City of Mandurah Sports Awards to honour Peel-region's top athletes

The Peel region’s finest sports stars, teams and volunteers will be honoured at the 2017 City of Mandurah Sports Awards next week.

A host of outstanding achievements and individuals headline this year’s crop of nominees, including the likes of Peel Thunder’s back-to-back WAFL premiership team, WA under 17s cricket captain Damien Burrage and Australian champion boxer Alex Winwood.

Eight awards will be handed out on the night, with athletes to be recognised in the sportsperson of the year, junior sportsperson of the year, senior sportsperson of the year and sportsperson of the year with a disability categories.

Manta Rays swimmer Adrienne D'monte is up for sportsperson of the year with a disability. Photo: Justin Rake.

Manta Rays swimmer Adrienne D'monte is up for sportsperson of the year with a disability. Photo: Justin Rake.

The city’s most outstanding female and male volunteers will be honoured with awards, while group awards include the team and club of the year.

Five of Mandurah’s most outstanding athletes across 2017 are up for the sportsperson of the year gong.

Mandurah Magic basketballer Casey Mihovilovich was named a finalist after leading the Magic’s women’s SBL team to a grand final appearance, while Peel Hockey’s Marshall Puzey is up for the top honour following an outstanding display for WA at the under 21s National Hockey Championships.

Eureka Boxing’s Winwood is a serious contender to take out the award after defending his Australian light flyweight title and representing the country at the World Boxing Championships in June, while Peel Aquatic Club’s Rebekah Weller is hoping to make it back-to-back after taking out the award in 2016.

Alex Winwood's spectacular year in the ring could land him with the City of Mandurah sportsperson of the year award. Photo: Richard Polden.

Alex Winwood's spectacular year in the ring could land him with the City of Mandurah sportsperson of the year award. Photo: Richard Polden.

Soccer prodigy Raymond Ellery is also up for sportsperson of the year, after being chosen to Australia’s Pararoos squad for the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships in Argentina.

The city’s greatest sports teams will also be in the spotlight at the awards night next Wednesday.

Peel Thunder is up for team of the year for the second straight year after taking out their second straight WAFL premiership, while Mihovilovich’s Magic have also been nominated alongside South Mandurah Junior Football Club’s year 9 gold team, and the Mandurah Mustangs Junior Football Club’s youth girls.

2017 City of Mandurah Sports Awards nominees

Sportsperson of the year

  • Casey Mihovilovich
  • Marshall Puzey
  • Alex Winwood
  • Rebekah Weller
  • Raymond Ellery

Junior sportsperson of the year

  • Keigan Williams
  • April McPherson
  • Damien Burrage
  • Georgia Payne

Senior sportperson of the year

  • Jim Wood
  • Keith Tickner
  • Oswald Igel
  • Gerda Williams
  • Gabi Gaal

Sportsperson of the year with a disability

  • Raymond Ellery
  • Adrienne D’monte
  • Nikora Robinson
  • Tamikia Galgey

Female volunteer of the year

  • Ann Fenton
  • Noelene Ballantyne
  • Kaz Salter
  • Andrea Carmada

Male volunteer of the year

  • Paul Ballantyne
  • Clay Anderson
  • Kevin Castillo
  • Ian Crane

Team of the year

  • Mandurah Mustangs Junior Football Club youth girls year 7-9
  • South Mandurah Junior Football Club year 9 gold
  • Mandurah Magic SBL women’s
  • Peel Thunder league team

Club of the year

  • Mandurah BMX Club
  • North Mandurah Junior Football Club
  • Fury Basketball Club
  • Mandurah Magic Basketball Club