The 2019 sports awards were presented as part of the Australia Day Citizenship ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
LJ Hooker representative Jamie Giokaris was proud to present the 2019 Sporting awards to a variety of different members.
The first award presented was the 2019 Junior team achievement of the year which went to the Lithgow Storm Under 16's rugby league team.
The under 16 team was recognised for going through the junior rugby league competition undefeated and winning the grand final.
While the 2019 Senior team achievement of the year was awarded to The Lithgow Workies Wolves reserve grade.
Captain coach Jimmy Reinhardt accepted the award on the team's behalf. The Wolves also had a stellar year, going through the rugby league competition undefeated to win the grand final in September.
The Encouragement Award for 2019 went to Emily Thompson for her achievements in hockey.
Emily Thompson represented Australia as part of the School Sport Australia girls' hockey team and returned with a bronze medal after scoring two important goals for the Australian side, showing her power with the hockey stick.
The winner of the 2019 Reg Cowden Junior Sports star of the year went to basketball player Zeke Evans.
Zeke was recognised as the Western Region's most valuable player following the Combined High School's championships in 2019. He also spent a few weeks in America playing a tournament and learning new skills.
The Reg Cowden Senior Sports star of the year went to Graham Glazebrook for his work as a cricket umpire.
Graham used a lot of his personal weekends to umpire matches around the region and the country. A highlight for Graham was umpiring the Australian match against Pakistan in the cricket World Cup.
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