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.