Katanning sports leader recognised

By Ashleigh Fielding

THE tireless hours spent organising sporting associations and events by local Katanning resident Tania Wolfe was recognised last week when she was awarded the Mike Stidwell medal.

Approximately 70 guests attended the presentation night at the new Centennial Stadium on Wednesday.

The Mike Stidwell medal seeks to acknowledge a person who has performed outstanding service to sport and recreation administration in the Great Southern region.

Mike Stidwell was the regional manager of the ministry of sport and recreation from 1979 to 2000, and his memory of selfless, long-term contributions to sport and recreation lives on with the presentation of this award.

Ms Wolfe’s contributions included working with the Katanning Junior and Senior Basketball Associations, the Katanning Squash Club, the Katanning and Wagin Swim Clubs, the Australs and Wanderers Football Clubs, the Katanning Netball Association, the Olympians Netball Group, the Katanning Gymnastics Club and the Katanning Badminton Group.

Coach extraordinaire Ric Charlesworth was the guest speaker at the event.