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Melissa Breen – ACT Junior Sports Star of the Year

Breen Crowned ACT Junior Sports Star of the Year

Melissa Breen was crowned the ACT Junior Athlete of the year at the 26th Sportsmans Warehouse Sportstar of the Year Awards 2009 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra last night.

The award follows Breen’s breakthough season in 2008 where she became Australia’s fastest sprinter of the year after running 11.33 in Canberra in November. Breen was subsequently selected in the Australian team for the World Championships in Berlin and in July made the final of the 100m at the World University Games in Belgrade at her first open international competition. Unfortunately, Breen lost form later in the season and could not take her place in the squad for the World Championships.

Breen follows in the footsteps of training partner Lauren Boden who won this award in 2005. Boden went on to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 and three World University Games including Belgrade this year.

Other  award winners were Christine Wolf – Athlete with a Disability of the Year, Heath Francis – AIS Athlete of the Year both winners of their respective events at the Paralympic Games in Beijing last year.

By Patrick Birgan for Athletics ACT

Archived Squad Media Articles

  

BREEN KEEN ON LIFE IN FAST LANE (www.athletics.com.au )Friday 19th June 2009

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2009/june/melissa_breen   

VICTORY FOR COLE IN GENEVA (www.athletics.com.au) Pat Birgan Monday 8th June 2009

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2009/june/cole_wins_in_geneva_in_2009_eu

SHARING THE LOVE, SWEAT AND TEARS (The Canberra Times) John-Paul Moloney Saturday 16th May 2009

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/athletics/sharing-the-love-sweat-and-tears/1514844.aspx  

BODEN INTERVIEW & PROFILE (www.athletics-gold.com) Sunday 26th April 2009

INTERVIEW http://www.athletics-gold.com/?tag=lauren-boden

PROFILE http://www.athletics-gold.com/profiles/lauren_boden.html

BODEN BEGINS LIFE AS WORLD CLASS HURDLER (www.athletics-gold.com) Chris Wainwright Sunday 26th April 2009

http://www.athletics-gold.com/?p=968

BECKENHAM, DIMARCO JOIN NATIONAL YOUTH PROGRAM (www.athletics.com.au) Friday 24th April 2009

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2009/april/beckenham_di_marco_join_natio  

BURBIDGE POWERS HOMES (The Advertiser) Monday 16th February 2009

http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/general/burbidge-powers-home/1434886.aspx   

TEMORA GIFT WINNER PLANS TITLE DEFENCE (Prime News) Wednesday 11th February 2009

http://wagga.iprime.com.au/index.php/news/prime-news/local-news,311/temora-gift-winner-plans-title-defence-video,38351   

 SELECTORS THROW DOWN BATON (Sunday Telegraph) Sunday 28th December 2008

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24847092-5014066,00.html   

OLYMPIC STAR SALLY MCLELLAN SETS HER NEW GOALS (Courier Mail) Friday 19th December 2008

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24824750-10389,00.html   

RICH REWARDS (St Marys Star) Tuesday 9th December 2008

http://stmarys.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/general/rich-rewards/1381351.aspx

DARK HORSE SPRINTING TO GOLDEN-GIRL STATUS (Canberra Times)Monday 8th December 2008

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/dark-horse-sprinting-to-goldengirl-status/1380094.aspx

BRILLIANT BREEN BLOWS THEM AWAY (Athletics Australia) Friday 5th December 2008

http://www.athletics.com.au/kids/news/8252   

BREEN’S JUST WARMING UP (Canberra Times) Friday 5th December 2008

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/other/breens-just-warming-up/1379373.aspx   

WINNER WILL BE BACK (Queanbeyan Age) Friday 28th November 2008

http://queanbeyan.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/other/winner-will-be-back/1372794.aspx

SPEEDY GIFT IN COLD (Queanbeyan Age) Friday 28th November 2008

http://queanbeyan.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/other/speedy-gift-in-cold/1372786.aspx   

BODEN EARNS HER GIFT (Canberra Times) Sunday 23rd November 2008

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/other/boden-earns-her-gift/1367551.aspx  

BRENDAN MATTHEWS AND LAUREN BODEN WIN QUEANBEYAN GIFTS (AACT webiste) 23rd November 2008

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=247&Itemid=1   

A GIFT THATS WELL WORTH RECEIVING (Canberra Times) Saturday 22nd November 2008

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/other/a-gift-thats-well-worth-receiving/1367297.aspx?page=0  

REGIFTING HOPES ALIVES (Queanbeyan Age) Friday 21st November 2008

http://queanbeyan.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/other/regifting-hopes-alive/1366626.aspx   

PATRICK ELLIOTT: GOING FOR THE GIFT (Queanbeyan Age) Friday 21st November 2008

http://queanbeyan.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/other/going-for-the-gift/1366624.aspx?page=0  

MELISSA BREEN: THE FASTEST WOMEN IN AUSTRALIA (Daily Telegraph) Thursday 13th November 2008

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24641626-5014066,00.html  

BREEN BLITZES (Athletics Australia) Monday 10th November 2008

http://www.athletics.com.au/community/news/breen_blitzes 

World Championship Qualifying time to Breen (Athletics ACT) Monday 10th November 2008

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=231&Itemid=1

ACT sprint relay records broken (Canberra Times) 2nd November 2008

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/afl/act-sprint-relay-records-broken/1350074.aspx

GALIC’S 10.37W CONTINUES AN EXCEPTIONAL START TO THE SEASON (Athletics ACT) 27th October 2008

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=224&Itemid=34