Johnathan Thurston, Rugby League Player and finalist from North Queensland is the inaugural winner of the Eddie Gilbert Medal.
CATHERINE FREEMAN ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD WINNER
Otis Gowa, Athlete and finalist from Far North Queensland was selected as the 2007 recipient of the Catherine Freeman Encouragement Award.
Otis Gowa with Richard Griffiths, Chairman of Sports Federation Queensland
LEIGH ANN GOODWIN INDIGENOUS SPORTS YOUTH AWARD WINNER
Joshua Ah Wong (17) from East Mackay is an Aboriginal elite athlete. Josh helps team mates warm up at competitions and encourages them to do their best. He is often seen mowing the track when visiting Longreach and doing local charity walks. He also takes part in clean-up Australia.
Josh has helped out at Saint Marys school for Multicultural Day. He ran the Aboriginal Games activity and has done so for several years now at schools in Townsville, Longreach and Mackay as part of their NAIDOC Week activities.
Awards 2006 North Mackay Sportsperson of the Year Award Gold U20 400m and 4x 400m open relay Silver U20 800m 2004 Age Champion, 2004 Club Champion and Outstanding Achiever at club level
Sports 2007 Jumpstart to London program for elite Indigenous athletes 2007 U20 and open Australian Indigenous Team Arafura Games in Darwin State Champion in 400m and 800m National Champion in U17 400m 2006 competed in Samoa as a member of the Australian U18 Oceania team won 2 gold medal for 800m and medley relay, 2 silver medals for 400m and 4x 100m relay
Joshua (second from right) with Payden Goodwin, Barbara Goodwin and Rachel Nolan
Worrin Williams - Cricket- SEQ Shannon Walker - Rugby League - SEQ Davina Hughes - Weightlifting - SWQ Corey Blade - Various Sports - SWQ Steven Walsh - Tae Kwon Do - CQ Robbie Crowther - Athletics - CQ Johnathan Thurston - Rugby League - NQ Rohanee Cox - Basketball - NQ Travis Fraser - Rugby League - NWQ Alfred Ned - Rugby League - NWQ Justin Hodges - Rugby League - FNQ Otis Gowa - Athletics - FNQ Elsie Seriat - Rugby League - TSI Michael Bani - Rugby League - TSI