Coleambally Australia Day
The Coleambally Australia Day Committee organise a wonderful celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
The day commences with breakfast at John McInnes Square.
2020 Australia Day
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Australia Day Awards:
Citizen of the Year: Monika Burgess
Young Citizen of the Year: Danielle Mannes
Sportsperson of the Year: Phoebe White
Junior Sportsperson: Laura Mannes
Sub-junior Sportsperson: Dallas Hickey
Sporting Team of the Year: Coleambally Bowling Club Men’s Pennant Team
Cultural Award: Lucy Bolton
Event of the Year: Toby Price Challenge
Pictured (Back) L-R Australia Day Ambassador Warren Potent, Young Citizen of the Year Danielle Mannes, Event of the Year Stephen Hardy Toby Price Challenge, Mayor Ruth McRae, Ian Sutherland Coleambally Bowling Club Men’s Pennant Team, Junior Sportsperson Laura Mannes. (Front) Sportsperson of the Year Phoebe White, Sub-junior Sportsperson Dallas Hickey, Cultural Awards Lucy Bolton. Absent: Citizen of the Year Monika Burgess.
Australia Day Ambassador
The 2020 Ambassador was Warren Potent. Warren is Australia's most successful rifle shooter ever. He has been ranked the number 1 prone rifle shooter in the world six times in his career.
Warren represented Australia at the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
His achievements include:
- Holder of 2 Commonwealth records.
- 1st Australian rifle shooter to win a World Cup Final.
- Only Australian rifle shooter to to win an Olympic medal.
- Only Australian rifle shooter to compete at 5 Olympics.
- Only Australian rifle shooter to win a World championship.
- One of only 2 people in the world to be both the Commonwealth and World Champion at the same time.
- 5 x Olympian, Olympic medalist.
- 30 years competing in international competition.
- 4 x Commonwealth medals including 1 individual Gold.
- 12 x World Cup medals including 7 Gold.
- 3 x World Cup Final medals including 1 Gold.
- 3 x World Championship medals including 2 Gold.
2019 Australia Day and award recipients
The 2019 Ambassador was Ginny Stevens. Ginny recognised a need to improve overall health and wellbeing in small farming communities, and established Active Farmers, a not-for-profit organisation and Health Promotion Charity. It brings together farmers and small farming communities through regular group and fitness classes.
Congratulations to the following people who received Australia Day 2019 awards.
Citizen of the Year - Mrs Catherine DeMamiel
Young Citizen of the Year - Mr Thomas Breed
Lifetime Achievement - Mrs Lynne Stuckings
Environmental Citizen of the Year - Coleambally Community Club
Sportsperson of the Year - Mr Thomas Fattore
Junior Sportsperson of the Year - Miss Phoebe White
Sub-Junior Sportsperson of the Year - Miss Alana Jones
Sporting Team of the Year - Coleambally Central School 4x50m freestyle Central Schools’ Relay Team
Cultural Award - Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point
Event of the Year - Coleambally 50th Birthday
To read about the awardees' acheivements please click here.
Young Citizen of the Year, Mr Thomas Breed, Ambassador, Ginny Stevens and Citizen of the Year, Mrs Catherine DeMamiel cutting the Australia Day Cake
Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Mrs Lynne Stuckings
Best decorated Aussie hat winners
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Coleambally Australia Day Awards.
For a summary of all the worthy recipients and their achievements, please click here.
Citizen of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year Dianne Anderson, Australia Day Ambassador Prue Watt and Young Citizen of the Year Tom Breed.
Kevan Boyle accepting his award.
Event of the Year
Beck’s Future Fund Goods & Services Auction
Phoebe White accepting her award from Australia Day Ambassador Prue Watt.
Sportsperson of the Year
Junior Sportsperson of the Year (equal)
Thomas Fattore and Jack Cullen
Sub-Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Sporting Team of the Year (equal)
Coleambally Ladies’ Golf Four Ball Team and Coleambally U13s Milliken Shield Cricket
Murrumbidgee Council participates in the presentation of Citizenship Awards, with each of its three communities of Jerilderie, Darlington Point and Coleambally to hosting individual Award Ceremonies.
The Darlington Point Town Life Committee organise a great celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
The Jerilderie Australia Day Committee organise a celebratory evening at Luke Park for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to our community.