Bargara Little Athletics’ Caden Wyatt and Liliana Brillante have done their club proud after winning two major Little Athletics Queensland awards earlier this year.
Bargara Little Athletics had a team of fifteen athletes compete at the Little Athletics Queensland State Championships in Brisbane in March.
Bargara Little Athletics secretary Elissa Wyatt said the event was a highlight of the season, and this year the group came home with some exciting news.
“Of the three major awards that are presented to athletes across the state, Bargara had won two of them,” she said.
“The George Harvey Award is presented each year to one girl and one boy who best demonstrate they embrace the ideals of little athletics.
“The criteria encompass those attributes that are important not only in little athletics, but also to any individual's growth and development – leadership, respect, perseverance, sportsmanship, enthusiasm and being an ambassador for the sport.”
Elissa said Caden was chosen as the male recipient of this award after years of dedication.
Caden has been part of Bargara Little Athletics for thirteen years, from Tiny Tots all the way through to Under 17’s.
While, Liliana, now Under-14, was announced as the winner of the Laurie Baartz Memorial Trophy for the most improved athlete.
“This award is given to one athlete across the state of any age or gender and is based on personal bests across a range of events across a 10-week period of season competition,” she said.
“Unfortunately, due to Covid isolation rules, Liliana couldn’t be at States, so this award was presented to her recently in front of all the athletes from her club.
“Liliana has been competing for Bargara Little Athletics for over eight years and always strives to improve, so this was a well-deserved award for her.
Elissa congratulated the pair for winning the Little Athletics Queensland awards.
“A very proud moment for the Bargara Little Athletics Centre,” she said.
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