Photo: Shannon Beattie

Article by Shannon Beattie – Pilbara News

It was a who’s who of Karratha’s sporting world at the Community Sports Awards held at the Leisureplex on Saturday night.

The invitation-only event recognises the best sportspeople, coaches, volunteers, officials and clubs that make up the city’s sporting community.

City of Karratha partnerships and engagement manager Leigh Cover was the MC for the night, detailing the achievements of each worthy recipient.

The main award of the night, sporting club of the year, went to Karratha Junior Rugby League for the initiative it took to create a combined junior league in the hopes of increasing player participation and interest from around the Pilbara.

“Their player numbers grew from 84 in 2016 to over 210 in the 2018 season, plus in 2018 they were awarded the opportunity to host the second ever North West Championships, which saw Karratha host over 10 teams and 140 players over two days,” Mr Cover said.