It was a night of many celebrations as we once again joined Mallee Sports Assembly at the annual Sports Star of the Year Awards held on Friday 17 February.

These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individuals and teams within our community to support the delivery of high quality sporting opportunities for all. As a proud sponsor of the event, we once again had the privilege of presenting the Coach of the Year Award which was this year won by George Moraitis of Mildura City Soccer Club.

As the winner, George is a positive role model, committed to the importance of wellbeing of all athletes that he coaches, supporting them to be confident young individuals. Having successfully coached the U16 Boys squad to the Victorian and South Australian titles, he works hard to support his teams and club at the highest level. A very deserving winner and a great role model for our community.

Aligned Leisure wishes to congratulate all nominees and winners from the evening, and to thank all who contribute to making our region the strong sporting community that it is!

A big thanks also goes to Mallee Sports Assembly for the opportunity to once again support the event and be a part of celebrating our great region.