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Finalists announced for 53rd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

Finalists announced for 53rd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

Story by Carla Tooma:  An impressive list of finalists have been announced for this year’s Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year Award. Nine local athletes are in the running for the prestigious title, which will be announced at the Gold Coast Sports Star Awards at RACV...

Tribute to Daphne Pirie

Tribute to Daphne Pirie

On Friday 1 April 2022, the Gold Coast lost a true friend of sport and local legend.  Daphne Pirie MBE, AO was born Daphne Welch on 12 December 1931. One of eight children - six boys and two girls - Daphne came to love sport at an early age, often crediting her father...

53rd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

53rd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards

After an unwanted interruption due to Covid-19 restrictions, 2022 sees the welcome return of The Gold Coast Sports Star Awards dinner, to be held this year at RACV Royal Pines Resort on Friday 8 July. The event is a collaboration between not-for-profit organisation...

Local legends inducted into Hall of Fame

Local legends inducted into Hall of Fame

Two of the original ‘Coolangatta Kids’ - Mick Fanning and Joel ‘Parko’ Parkinson - have been inducted into the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their sport and the region’s sporting reputation. The surfing world...

Sport diplomacy key to the city’s future

Sport diplomacy key to the city’s future

Sports diplomacy continues to grow in importance as a diplomatic practice with the sports industry globally seeking new ways to connect and cultivate relationships that help shape their path into the future. In Australia, sport plays a pivotal role in shaping and...