Congratulations to Sean Herbert on being announced as the 2017 Riverland Sportsperson of the Year!
Sean's achievements on local, state and national hockey fields are extraordinary.
He was chosen in the Riverland Team of the Year for 2016, represented the Riverland in the 2017 SA Country Championship. Represented South Australia in Townsville for the National Country Championships, and was selected in the top 25 Australian Hockey League South Australian squad.
Sean was also scouted to play premier league for Forestville hockey club, and represented South Australia for the national championships in Townsville, where he received the Player of the Tournament award.
He was the recipient of the best and fairest award for Loxton Hockey Club, the best and fairest award for the riverland region, and chosen for the Riverland Team of the Year 2017.
Sean still plays for his local club.
2018 will see Sean in the Australian Country team, to play in Malaysia later this year.
The Almondco John Ormsby Coach of the Year went to Kerri Donaldson for her incredible dedication as coach of the Riverland Swimming-Vitor Renmark Swimming Club.
The Almondco, Steve McFarlane, Contribution to Sport winner for 2017 is Dorothy Dunk, life member and still active member of the Lake Bonney Yacht Club.
Three sporting greats who originally hail from the Riverland were also inducted into the 5RM, Premier Sports, Legends of Sport Hall of Fame.
AFL footballer Mark Mickan, Hockeyroo and now AFL Women's Footballer Georgina Parker and national netball champion, Marilyn Blyth.
The Beaurepaires Peter Frankcom Junior Sport Star for 2017 is Abbey Siviour