Jimboomba decathlete Ashley Moloney wins Logan’s sportsperson of the year

JIMBOOMBA decathlete Ashley Moloney is Logan’s Sportsperson of the Year.

Sportsperson of the Year Ashley Moloney and Kristy Koplick at the Logan Sports Awards. Photo: Lisa Simmons

Sportsperson of the Year Ashley Moloney and Kristy Koplick at the Logan Sports Awards. Photo: Lisa Simmons

Moloney, 18, won gold at the 2018 World Under 20 Decathlon Championships in Finland in July. 

Moloney joins a field of former winners who include 100m runner Trae ‘Quadzilla’ Williams, former Broncos skipper Corey Parker and Australian rugby international Israel Folau.

Moloney also won Young Sportsman of the Year.

Logan recognised the cream of its current crop of athletes at Logan Metro Sports Centre tonight, Saturday, October 13. Guests included boxing champion Danny Green and Roar coach John Aloisi.

Tara Billington won the young sportswoman award. Billington, 15, is a champion the Korean sword sport Haidong Gumdo. She won four golds at the recent New Zealand championships and two gold and four silver at Mulympia, the martial arts Olympics.

Young sportswoman of the year Tara Billington at the Logan Sports Awards. Photo: LIsa Simmons.

Young sportswoman of the year Tara Billington at the Logan Sports Awards. Photo: LIsa Simmons.

Beaudesert-born boxer Clay Waterman won sportsman of the year. Waterman won bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Woodridge MP Cameron Dick, Clay Waterman and Danny Green.

Woodridge MP Cameron Dick, Clay Waterman and Danny Green.

Jimboomba Supercross won best event.

See the full list of winners below:

2018 Sports Awards winners

Young Sportswoman: Tara Billington, Haidong Gumdo

Young Sportsman: Ashley Moloney, track and field

Elite Athlete with a Disability: Andre Rivet, shot put, discuss and javelin

Springwood MP Mick De Brenni with Andre Rivet.

Springwood MP Mick De Brenni with Andre Rivet.

Sportswoman: Tallisha Harden Women’s rugby league

Sportsman: Clay Waterman, elite men’s boxing

Sports Official: Val Cramp, inline speed skating

Sports Organisation: Multicultural Sports Club, various

Sports Team: TRL Beenleigh Touch Rugby League

Sports Event of the Year: Jimboomba Supercross

Master Sportsperson: Marion Hermitage, triathlon

Sports Coach: Margaret Clough, artistic roller sports

Sports Administrator: Marion Young, cricket

Sportsperson of the Year: Ashley Moloney, track and field