Tour de France veteran Baden Cooke was guest speaker at the 2013 Sportstar awards on Monday night.JESS CRAIG February 26, 2014 12:05pm
More than 250 people attended the 2013 Sportstar Awards at Moama Bowling Club on Monday night.
With special guest and Tour de France veteran Baden Cooke in attendance, the stage was set for an impressive night.
Basketballer Jane Chalmers won the senior Sportstar of the Year while soccer play Jessica Pitts took home the junior award.
Nominees, their friends and family and sponsors enjoyed a two course meal and waited with anticipation for the announcement of the winners.
Riv sport journalist Luke McManus acted as MC for the night and, despite some nerves, proved to be well received by the crowd.
The Sportstar Awards are hosted annually at the Moama Bowling Club and aim to recognise the sporting achievements of those within our community.
Supported by the Riv, Moama Bowling Club and Travelscene Echuca, the awards celebrate a love of sport.
Throughout its 26 year history, the monthly Sportstar Awards have been given to 215 Senior athletes and 248 Junior athletes.
The night included the reading of all nominees received throughout 2013, as well as a fascinating and funny address from guest speaker Cooke.
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