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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Australia Day sports awards

Nat Graham, Matt Byrne and Kelly Graham.
THE New Norfolk Rowing Club's Under 21 men's crew has been named the Derwent Valley municipality's Sports Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

The award was accepted by young rowers Nathanial Graham, Matthew Byrne and coach Kelly Graham at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade in New Norfolk on Thursday.

"Both Matt Byrne and Nat Graham have competed at state and national Under 19 and 21
championships with excellent results," Mayor Martyn Evans said. "Coach Kelly Graham is a long-term master rower and mentor at the New Norfolk Rowing Club."

Madison Shaw receives her award.
The title of 2016 Junior Sportsperson of the Year went to Madison Shaw who has competed at local, state and national levels in basketball.

"Madison was a state representative in 2013, 2014 and 2015 [and] played for the Junior Chargers in 2013," Councillor Evans said.

Madison also started coaching basketball at a local level in 2016 and experienced early success with her New Norfolk Under 12 girls' team winning Division 2.

No award was made in the category of Sportsperson of the Year.

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