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Presenting the inaugural Bunbury Geographe Sports Awards, hosted by Bunbury Mayor Jaysen Miguel and the City of Bunbury.

The new annual sports awards recognise athletes, officials, volunteers and sporting events from across the Bunbury Geographe region.

It saw the merging of the AJ (Tood) Buswell South Western Times Sports Star and Myles Junior Sport Star of the year awards announced at an awards evening in April.

The event recognised Bunbury Geographe’s finest and most talented contributors to sport in the region with awards across several categories to be presented.

Categories included:

AJ (Tood) Buswell Sports Star of the YearThanks to the South West Times for their sponsorship over the longest running award of its kind in Western Australia.
Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year 2023Thanks to the Myles family for their ongoing support since 1987.
2023 Bunbury Geographe Volunteer Service to Sport - for outstanding voluntary service to the sporting community. Proudly supported by Optus
Bunbury Geographe 2023 Para- Athlete of the Year Proudly supported by Don Punch MLA
together with Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC and Hon. Sally Talbot MLC
Bunbury Geographe 2023 Coach of the YearProudly supported by Last Slice Sports Bar
Bunbury Geographe 2023 Sporting Official of the Year Proudly supported by Outdoor World
Bunbury Geographe 2023 Team of the Year Proudly supported by Shire of Dardanup
Bunbury Geographe Sports Event of the Year2023 Proudly supported by Shire of Harvey

2023 award winners

Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year: Connor Wright (mountain biking)

AJ (Tood) Buswell Sports Star of the Year: Jack Robinson (surfing)

Coach of the Year: Tennille Panuccio, (basketball and netball coach)

Para-Athlete of the Year: Brad Barclay (volleyball)

Official of the Year: Julia Blandford (Bunbury Swimming Club)

Team of the Year: Bunbury Districts Cricket Association Men’s Representative Team

Sporting Event of the Year: 2022 SLSWA Country Club Carnival (Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club)

Volunteer Service to Sport: Jason Reid (cricket, senior and junior AFL and basketball)