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Receiving their awards are Daykin Stanger (left) and Bede Cooney (right) with MP Tamara Smith (Ballina).

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) yesterday presented two local sports enthusiasts with these very official looking certificates, called NSW State Representative Awards.

The award recognises people who have represented the state in a competitive field.

Daykin Stanger, of West Ballina, left, received his award in recognition of his selection to represent NSW at the 2017 Pacific School Games, playing hockey

Bede Cooney, right, of Ewingsdale, received his award in recognition of his selection to represent NSW at the 2018 Dragon Boat Championships.

Ms Smith said she was ‘very pleased to be able to present these awards to two wonderful competitors who have represented us at a state level’.

‘I hope this encourages other members of the community to nominate someone they know who has also achieved at state level in the past two years,’ she added.

Other local award recipients were Mick and Robyn Fletcher, of Ballina, and Libby Woodbry, of East Ballina, in recognition of their selection to represent NSW at the 2018 Dragon Boat Championships.

Anyone of any age, who has represented NSW in a competitive field, such as sport, music, the arts or academic contests, either nationally or internationally, may be nominated for the award.

The award is an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature.

Nominations are accepted all year round and must be submitted within 2 years of the staging of the competition in which the nominee represented NSW.

Email [email protected] if you would like to be sent a nomination form.


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