Former Tagai student and current Broncos Player, Jonus Pearson, was the special guest at the fourth annual Tagai Sports Awards. Each year, the night recognises the Stars of Tagai – those students who have either excelled in their chosen sport or shown a great attitude and determination. But the occasion also acknowledges the ontribution that individuals and agencies have played in the success of our students.One of the brightest stars of 2016 was
definitely Waybeni Koey Ngurpay Mudh’s Allanah Phineasa who picked up the major secondary award, Excellence in Sport, as well a Senior Sportswoman of the Year and Most Outstanding Secondary Achievement for both Girls AFL and Rugby League. In AFL, she represented the Woomera’s Australian Indigenous Team at the Youth Girls Championships in Melbourne and was selected for the Queensland Youth Girls and Northern Stars Representative Teams. In Rugby League, Allanah was selected in the Marlins team. Other major award winners were Thelma Dorante (Junior Sortswoman), Jayden Seden (Junior Sportsman), Nathan Bob (Senior Sportsman) and Badhulgaw’s Flora Nona (Primary Sportsperson of the Year).The remaining two major trophies were the Lena Passi Encouragement Award, presented to Yana Tabuai for her organising and fundraising efforts, while the boys’version, the Wayne Guivarra Memorial Award, went to Narupay student Rishad Cook-Sabatino for his outstanding attitude and talent in a variety of sports.