The Audi Centre Springwood 2017 City of Logan Sports Awards were held on Thursday 5 October at Logan Metro Sports Centre, featuring MC Ian Healy (former Australian international cricketer) and guest speaker Layne Beachley (seven-time world surfing champion).

We congratulate TRL Beenleigh’s Representative Team on receiving the award for Team of the Year as a result of their outstanding performance over the 2016/17 year, which included the 2016 TRL Australian Championship and 2017 TRL Queensland State Championship.

The award was presented by Ben Caldwell from Collin, Biggers & Paisley Lawyers.

TRL Beenleigh player Damien Richards, accepting the award on behalf of captain Reece Janson because he is far better looking, said “It’s an honour to be presented the award by the City of Logan. We thank Beenleigh Multisports Association for their ongoing support and we are really excited to be part of TRL and the direction it’s taking.”

Michael Breene, General Manager for Beenleigh Multisports Association (who were also nominated as Organisation of the Year), said “The award is a credit to the team for their hard work and effort over the past 5 years – they have really matured as a group after setting themselves the benchmark of being the leaders on the TRL representative scene.”

The TRL Beenleigh Representative Team were honoured together with a high calibre of other sportsmen and sportswomen from the City of Logan, including Queensland’s fastest ever junior sprinter Trae Williams and Australian basketballer Miela Goodchild. Past recipients of the Logan City Sportsman of the Year have included Israel Folau (2008) and Corey Parker (2016).

TRL Australia acknowledges the City of Logan, Mayor Luke Smith and Category Sponsor Collin, Biggers & Paisley Lawyers who are huge supporters of sport in the Logan community.

Next year, watch out for another Logan superstar in Michael Rasmussen, who recently captained the TRL Logan Men’s and Mixed sides to victory in the 2017 TRL Australian Championships.

Stefan Ziesolleck