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BIG WIN: Tom and Pat Gardiner, relatives of the late Neil Gardiner, were pleased to hand the Neil Gardiner Memorial Award to Karyn Fraser, Mansfield Tennis Association. Karyn’s husband, Don Fraser, was very proud of his wife and her achievements.

A PLEASANT evening welcomed nominees and their families into the Mansfield Golf Club for 2018’s Sportsperson of the Year presentation night last week.

With over 130 guests in attendance, it was a spectacular night that showcased Mansfield’s best sporting figures.

Since its establishment 47 years ago, there have been many individuals who have won the award and gone on to become well-known athletes, and compete at international levels – among them in Mansfield’s ‘hall of fame’ are Simon Gerrans, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Catherine Skinner.

However, this year’s winner shone a spotlight on the local rifle ranges.

The East Central District Rifle Association’s (ECDRA) very own Marty Kelly managed to bring home Sportsperson of the Year on the night.

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