Were you snapped at the awards?

Winners were crowned and inspiring stories shared at the South West Academy of Sport’s annual awards dinner on Friday December 1.

The red carpet event attracted junior athletes and their parents,  SWAS supporters, sporting luminaries and local business identities.

Held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, the event served to recognise the achievements of tops junior athletes and outstanding local coaches.

As well as the award presentations, there were also addresses by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and SWAS chairman Charles Jenkinson.

Australian hockey player Ashleigh Nelson was the night’s guest speaker, and a special video message from former SWAS athlete turned Kookarburra star Jake Harvie was played to the crowd at the red carpet event.

Past and present SWAS athletes Louis Asser, Connor Lambert and Bradley Linfield joined Australian track cyclist Courtney Field on stage for a panel discussion.