Rebecca Greiner receives her awards from Justin Lane and Mike Delaney.
Rebecca Greiner receives her awards from Justin Lane and Mike Delaney. Contributed

Greiner confirmed as future great

REBECCA Greiner has created a bit of history by taking out both the Wide Bay and Bundaberg Schools Primary Sports Person of the Year awards for the second year in a row.

The St Luke's Anglican School Year 7 student received the two awards during an assembly to finish her school year, with Wide Bay school sport officer Justin Lane again presenting her with the coveted Roy Wechsel Shield.

Mike Delaney also congratulated her on being the recipient of the Bundaberg Trophy, which is named in his honour, for the second year in a row.

The dynamic all-rounder represented Bundaberg in four sports - touch football, cross country, athletics and hockey - going on to represent Wide Bay with distinction in three of them (touch, cross country and hockey) and Queensland in touch and hockey.

For the second year in a row, Greiner was a star in the Queensland side which won the Australian Primary Schools girls' hockey title, this time as captain, and she was also an integral member of the state team which claimed the silver medal in the touch nationals.

She was also a medallist at the 2010 Australian track and field championships, but withdrew from the Wide Bay team this year because of the state championships' clash with the touch titles.

Lane said Greiner would also be the Wide Bay School Sport Future State Great (Primary) recipient for 2011, with that award to be presented in Brisbane by Future State Greats Ltd chair and former Australian Test cricket star Ian Healy on Wednesday, February 29, and it will come with bursary of $500.

St Luke's director of sport Peter Robinson said the awards were thoroughly deserved.

"Rebecca has had another absolutely outstanding year in sport, and she is also a wonderful ambassador for our school, Bundaberg and Queensland over the years - she certainly is a future great," Robinson said.

"She not only has great natural ability but is very dedicated and is a real team player."

She could go on to follow in the footsteps of former winners of the awards such as Josh Brillante, who now plays for Gold Coast United in the Football A League and has played for the Australian Joeys at international level.

"Rebecca has had another absolutely outstanding year in sport"



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