Alana is our SOYA guest

Alana Andrews in her Australian uniform with dad Adam.

Alana Andrews in her Australian uniform with dad Adam.

Australian league tag player Alana Andrews is the special guest at this year’s Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Awards.

The annual presentation dinner is on February 24, at the Forbes Golf and Sportsman’s Hotel from 6.30pm.

The Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Association (SOYA) is delighted with the quality of the nominations they have received for the 2017 Awards.

The small but hard-working committee is dedicated to recognising and celebrating the accomplishments of our local sports men and women as well as administrators and officials.

“Sport is an important part of life and the awards are an opportunity to pay tribute to the athletes who excel in their chosen sport and thank and show appreciation to the many volunteers who give their time to ensure that children and adults of all ages have access to some of the best sporting facilities and competitions in New South Wales,” secretary Anita Morrison said.

They’re also delighted to be hosting Alana Andrews as this year’s guest.

Alana has a local connection, she’s the daughter of well-known Adam Andrews. 

She was excited to be asked to be part of the awards night and is looking forward to sharing her experiences representing Queensland and Australia for Oz Tag and league tag. 

Awards on the night are for: Junior and Senior Sportsperson, All Rounder, Coach/Trainer, Referee/Umpire/Official, Administrator, Team and of course the Forbes Sportsperson and Runner Up for 2016.

The overall winner of the Central West Credit Union Monthly Achievers Award will also be announced along with the President’s Award, Phillip Adams Encouragement Award, Merit Awards, School and Special Sports Awards.

“The calibre of the nominations received for all the awards was of a very high standard making the job of the independent judging panel extremely difficult,” Mrs Morrison said.

Tickets are now available from Hello World Travel – adults $40 and children (12 years and under) $25 which includes a two course meal.

To assist with catering all tickets need to be purchased by 5pm Friday February 16.

Congratulations to all nominees and the SOYA committee look forward to seeing you, your families and the nominating sporting organisations join us when the 2017 winners are announced.

​The SOYA Awards would not be possible without the support of local businesses,  Forbes is one of a few towns that still hosts a stand-alone sports awards. 

Alana Andrews.

Alana Andrews.