Laura tackles the job with enthusiasm


Sportsperson of the Year Laura Gordon with Australia Day Ambassador, James Pittar and Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman. PHOTO TWH

Bourke’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2022 is Laura Gordon.

Laura has always been keen on sport and particularly loves the team sport of Rugby Union.

In 2021, the Western Plains Rugby Union wanted to start a Ladies competition across the Zone and with Laura on board the campaign began.

Laura made sure the matches were advertised and generated enough interest to recruit players for the Bourke Ewes team. and other teams in the Zone.

A women’s competition with teams from Bourke, Cobar, Coonamble, Gulargambone, Walgett, and Warren became a reality because of Laura’s commitment and dedication.

Without her tireless enthusiasm, the competition may have been just another good idea.

Laura has also arranged zone training events for the women’s team, run by NSW Rugby Union staff, to assist in developing skills and understanding the game. {…}


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