Gloucester sport awards local legend nominees

Horse legend: Kelvin Gregory and his wife Marie were featured in The Australian Bushmen’s Campdrafting and Rodeo magazine in January 2016. Picture: Supplied

Horse legend: Kelvin Gregory and his wife Marie were featured in The Australian Bushmen’s Campdrafting and Rodeo magazine in January 2016. Picture: Supplied

The Gloucester Sports Awards are getting closer, with tickets available to purchase from Gloucester Furniture One for the evening held at Gloucester Soldiers Club on Saturday, May 13.

What a legend: Tom Donoghue, "a true lawn bowls local legend" has been nominated for the sports awards. Picture: Supplied

What a legend: Tom Donoghue, "a true lawn bowls local legend" has been nominated for the sports awards. Picture: Supplied

Local Legend nominees are:

Tom Donoghue – Bowls

Tom moved to Gloucester in 1978 to take up the position of postmaster at Gloucester Post Office.

He joined Gloucester Bowling Club during the 1978/1979 season and started his long reign as club/district and zone champion, winning 10 men’s singles, nine men’s pairs, nine men’s triples, eight men’s fours, one mixed pairs and six mixed fours.

From 1979 to 2003 Tom was successful at district level in Master fours, Master triples, district triples, Zone Six triples, Champion of Champions singles, Champion of Champions pairs and zone pairs Champion of Champions. At zone level, Tom was a member of the winning pennant team in 1996 and again in 1999.

During his 39 years of membership with Gloucester Bowling Club, Tom has made many friends on the bowling circuit. He has come up against many tough competitors and has many stories to tell. Tom has helped many new players, both young and older, to master the game of bowls. He still comes down to the club and watches the club championship and pennant games.

Kelvin Gregory – Australian Stock Horse Association

Kelvin is a local who lives at Bretti where he breeds Australian stock horses.

He has competed in Australian Stock Horse events, camp drafting as well as agricultural shows. After retiring from competition Kelvin became involved in the organisation of horse events and is still involved today. His voice can often be heard announcing at these events since he knows all riders and the breeding of many horses.

Kelvin was a founding member of the Gloucester branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society (ASHS) and was president from its second year for many years. He was also one of the founding members of the Glowalman Junior Rodeo Championships and is still active in this organisation.

For many years he has supported and encouraged junior riders by lending them horses, training them and taking them to events. This is still happening today. Kelvin is a member of the AH&P Society where he helps in the horse ring and with camp drafting.

He always donates cattle to camp draft events and is always willing to share his knowledge of local horse history.

Ticket are $25 per adult and $15 per child on sale until Friday, May 5. Don’t miss out get in and purchase your tickets now.