Darlington Point Australia Day
The Darlington Point Town Life Committee organises a fantastic celebration for Australia Day.
Included in the celebrations is the presentation of various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to our community.
2020 Australia Day Celebrations
The recipients of the 2020 Australia Day Awards for Darlington Point are:
- Citizen of the Year: Tegan Volleberg and Annie Mitchell (tied)
- Young Citizen of the Year: Shania Hughes
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Thomas Fattore
- Sporting Team of the Year: Darlington Point/Coleambally First Grade Rugby League Team
- Event/Group Achievement of the Year – 2RG Sunshine Club – Darlington Point Branch
Pictured (Back) L-R Australia Day Ambassador Warren Potent, Group Achievement of the Year 2RG Sunshine Club Sue Porter, Citizen of the Year (joint) Tegan Volleberg, Mayor Ruth McRae. (Front) Sporting Team of the Year Darlington Point/Coleambally First Grade Rugby League Team Cindy Eldridge, Citizen of the Year (joint) Annie Mitchell and Young Citizen of the Year Shania Hughes. Absent: Junior Sportsperson of theYear, Thomas Fattore.
The 2020 Ambassador was Warren Potent. Warren 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 has represented Australia at the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic games.
His achievements include:
Holder of two 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 five Olympics.
Only Australian rifle shooter to win a World championship.
One of only two 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 Celebrations
Darlington Point Public School Captains; Mahalia McLean and Brock Coe. And below with Peter Van Hees.
Unfortunately there were no nominations for the 2019 Darlington Point Australia Day Awards.
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2018 Darlington Point Australia Day Awards
2018 Citizen of the Year
Mr Steven Ford
2018 Event/Group Achievement of the Year
Riverina Redneck Rally
2018 Young Sportsperson of the Year
Miss Lexi Heath
Young Sportsperson of the Year, Lexi Heath with Ambassador Prue Watt, OAM
2018 Sporting Team of the Year
CDP JRL Mini League Tag
Coach -Miss Rebecca Norris
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 Coleambally Australia Day 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.