Balmy Beach Club honours top athletes at annual sports night

Kevin Gharibizadeh and Miia Sorra jump for joy after winning the Balmy Beach Club’s Bill Webster Award for junior rugby. They were among a number of athletes honoured by the club’s sports section at a special awards banquet held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Photo by Michelle Quance.

The Bill Webster Awards are presented annually to support the development of up and coming junior athletes at the Balmy Beach Club.

Bill Webster’s nephew Stuart Statton presented the 2018 awards during a banquet held at the club on Saturday, Feb. 2 to Miia Sorra and Kevin Gharibizadeh in rugby, and to Brooklyn Wodehouse and Cameron Low in paddling.

In addition to the Bill Webster Awards, all seven Balmy Beach Club sports sections came together on the evening to recognize one member from each section that has gone over and above in the past year.

The winners were:

Volleyball – Jay Vanular.

Friday Night Hockey – Leon Turner.

Old Boy’s Hockey – Awarded posthumously to Duncan Hammond.

Lawn Bowling – Dave Smith.

Paddling – Courtney Stott.

Rugby – Rick Honeyford.

Squash – Judith Allen.

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