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Reggie Rabbit and Rocky the Rooster help celebrate young sporting achievements

NRL mascots Reggie Rabbit and Rocky the Rooster put aside their fierce rivalry to help celebrate the achievements of Randwick City Council's young athletes.

For one night only, the two famous adversaries joined the community at The Annual Randwick Sports Awards for what was a very special evening.

The Annual Randwick Sports Awards recognise the young athletes who live or compete within the Randwick Local Government Area.

Local athletes such as Miles Davis and Will Cooley (pictured with Reggie) have recently returned from the Youth Olympics in Argentina, where they represented Australia in Hockey and Sailing.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Danny Said attended the event to announce the winners and emphasised the important role which sport plays for young people's development.

"It's important that we encourage kids, in particular, to get into sports not just for the health benefits but to learn essential life skills such as teamwork, sacrifice, goal-setting and overcoming challenges," explained Mr Said.

"The 2018 Sports Awards nominees know all about these wonderful qualities and it makes me proud to see the future of Randwick City in such impressive hands."

This year's winners were Max Moylan and Alice Lee, who won the Randwick City Junior Male and Female Award. Miles Davis took home The Bradley Matthews Memorial Award for Sporting Excellence and Lea Yanitsas was inducted into The Randwick City Hall of Sporting Champions.

All four nominees were deserved winners of their respective awards but Deputy Mayor Mr Said made sure that all those who helped develop the stars of the future were recognised.

"I want to acknowledge all the mums, dads, coaches, barrackers and suppliers of quarter time oranges. Without your dedication and hours of tireless support, our sports stars would not be able to shine so bright."

Reggie Rabbit and Rocky the Rooster's rivalry will be back on when the two historic Clubs face off in Round 1 of the 2019 NRL season.


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