2012 Australian Hall of Fame & Awards: Victorian Stars Shine Bright
Australian Water Polo Inc. held its 4th annual Hall of Fame and Awards dinner last night with some of the sports most regarded names on show to celebrate this year's recipients. Among those names were four notable Victorian represenatives.
Leon Weigard, who doubled as the host for the night, was recognised for his contribution to Australian and Victorian Water Polo and for his achievements as a double Olympian in 1964 and 1972.
Joining Leon was another Victorian Great, Peter Bennett who as well as being a member of the Australian team during the 1950’s, was also Vice President of Victorian Water Polo in 1959. Peter was recognised for his two Olympic appearances and his key contributions in the development of water polo in Victoria.
Victorian Tigers star Rowie Webster claimed the women’s gold award for being Australia’s most consistent player in 2011, and playing a key role for the Aussie Stingers in their gold medal win at the PanPacs in Melbourne early this year.
Victorian Water Polo’s Deaf Programs Ambassador and Brisbane Barracudas star Jamie-Lee Lewis took out the player with a disability award for her incredible contribution to the sport, not just in the pool, but as a coach and referee.
And Victorian and Australian top referee Daniel Flahive took out the honorable Referee of the Year Award.
BIG NAMES MAKING THE BIG V EXTREMELY PROUD!
FULL AWPI REPORT ON THE AWARDS - CLICK HERE
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