|New Norfolk Fire Brigade competition team members.|
Young tennis player Daniel Groom was named the municipality's Junior Sportsperson of the Year. Unable to attend the presentation due to a clash with the Cygnet Open, Daniel's award was accepted on his behalf by his brother Benjamin.
Accepting the fire brigade's award from mayor Martyn Evans, James Lusted said the Number 1 team had won third place in the State Firefighter Championships held in November and was hoping to improve on that result this year.
Councillor Evans said the competition team members spent much time sharpening their skills in addition to their regular firefighting training. "Many members have donated considerable hours supporting schools, community groups and fairs and Carols by Candlelight," Cr Evans said.
Describing the achievements of the new Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Cr Evans said Daniel Groom's sporting talent and positive tenacious attitude made him a role model for others. "He is recognised among his peers for his strong work ethic, commitment to doing his best and his down-to-earth nature," Cr Evans said. "He is always ready to be an advocate for his local community and speaks well of his local area when in statewide competition."
Daniel has represented Tasmania at a national level in tennis and also plays soccer. He is a member of the New Norfolk tennis and soccer clubs.