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Vote for your junior sportsperson of the year

VOTING OPEN: Vote for your sportsperson of the year.
VOTING OPEN: Vote for your sportsperson of the year. Contributed

The South Burnett is home to many young aspiring athletes.

Over the last two months we have been sharing the achievements of nine of them as nominees for sportsperson they year.

It is now time to vote for your sportsperson of the year.

Read about their success in 2017 and vote in the poll below.

 

Luke Beutel representing Queensland Country.
Luke Beutel representing Queensland Country. Contributed

Luke Beutel

In 2017 Luke achieved his goal of pulling on a Queensland Country soccer jersey for the first time. He played at the National Youth Soccer Championships in Coffs Harbour, where his team finished second in their pool. Read more here.

 

Lachlan Hurt sinks his boot through the ball. / Gunners
Lachlan Hurt sinks his boot through the ball. / Gunners Callum Dick

Lachlan Hurt

This year Lachlan played for the Kingaroy Gunners division-one side and was named best and fairest. In 2016 Lachlan was selected from the Joey's Mini World Cup in Inverell to tour Germany as part of the under-17 team and this year was selected to return to Germany with the team next year. Read more here.

 

Dale Lenkeit  wins the men's Division 1 Golden Boot.
Dale Lenkeit wins the men's Division 1 Golden Boot. Troy Shultz

Dale Lenkeit

The highlight of the season for Dale was winning the South Burnett Football golden boot after scoring 19 goals for his Division 1 team. This year he returned to the Kingaroy Gunners after playing five seasons with National Premier League team South West Queensland Thunder in Toowoomba. Read more here.

 

PASSION FOR DANCE: Summer Millard does several forms of dance.
PASSION FOR DANCE: Summer Millard does several forms of dance. Contributed

Summer Millard

Summer loves being active whether that be on stage dancing, on track at little athletics or while swimming, riding and running in triathlon. The highlight of the year for Summer was being selected in the Wide Bay triathlon team. Read more here.

 

ON TRACK: Paige O'Connor.
ON TRACK: Paige O'Connor. Claudia Williams

Paige O'Connor

The highlight of the year for Paige was representing Queensland for the first time at the national cross country titles in Tasmania. Paige found success in the teams event winning gold and bronze across the three days. Read more here.

 

Josiah Okesene gets around Denzel Strauss.
Josiah Okesene gets around Denzel Strauss. Callum Dick

Josiah Okesene

Josiah has had a busy sporting year, succeeding on the basketball and futsal courts and on the field in rugby league and athletics. He represented Wide Bay rugby league one month after returning from Malaysia and two weeks after a basketball state carnival. Read more here.

 

WORLD CHAMPION: Kickboxer Nick Reidy.
WORLD CHAMPION: Kickboxer Nick Reidy. Claudia Williams

Nick Reidy

The highlight of the year for Nick was winning the World Champion in the Under 35 kilogram category at the World Martial Arts Organisation world championships in Dublin, Ireland. He claimed the title in October in the first of three two-minute rounds after his competitor threw in the towel. Read more here.

 

Taylor Watt.
Taylor Watt. Contributed

Taylor Watt

This year Taylor played for the Kingaroy Gunners cadet team and the Gunettes, the club's women's team. She was named best and fairest for the Gunnettes this season and was awarded the South Burnett football rising star for women. Read more here.

 

Harrison Weil practicing javelin.
Harrison Weil practicing javelin. Contributed

Harrison Weil

This year has been a year of record breaking for the Year 7 Nanango State High School student making history at his school athletics carnival. He set new times for 100 metres 400 metres, 1500 metres, triple jump, high jump, discus, javelin and shot put. Read more here.

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