Boolarra trio on target in latest awards

Precision: Boolarra archer Alex Richards was named the August Gippstar Award winner recently. photograph liam durkin


BOOLARRA archers Brendan Richards, Alex Richards and Adam Murray swept the Gippstar Awards recently.
Brendan was named the July Junior Gippstar after winning gold in the under 12 division at the two-day state International Field Archery Association archery championships.
Alex also won gold in the under 16 division, and was named the August Junior Gippstar Award winner.
Still only 13, the achievement was especially noteworthy for Alex, who said he enjoyed the serene environment in which archery took place.
Alex pointed to the need to keep still on draw back as one of the main skills required to become a proficient archer.
Murray was a gold medalist as well, and took out the the August Open Gippstar Award.
The other Gippstar awards winner was Renae Jones of Lakes Entrance for her achievements in her sport of shooting.
Jones competed in the Victorian Clay Target Association State Intentional Shooting Sport Federation Trap Championships where she came away with silver and qualified for the VCTA State Junior ISSF Trap Team to represent Victoria at the National Championship.
Jones was also recently named as part of the 2021 Junior World Championships Team and is currently a VIS Future Talent Scholarship holder.
Nominations for September/October Gippstar awards are now open and will close Wednesday, November 3.
People are able to nominate in the following categories: Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Special Achiever Award and Gippsland Sporting Champion.
These annual awards can be nominated at any time during the current Gippstar year.
If you would like to recognise the sporting achievements of a Gippsland athlete or any of the above categories, nominations can be made online at the Gippsland Sports Academy website